Who is God?
Many African Americans seem to study heavy into the religion of Christianity and the Bible is the source of many homes’ foundation. Therefore, this next scripture Job 38: 28-32 is represented in three different bibles to show their complete understanding of “Who is God and How to Know thyself”
Key Words: Mazzaroth/Constellation
Mazzaroth (Mazarot מַזָּרוֹת, LXX μαζουρωθ) is a hapax legomenon (i.e., a word appearing only once in a text) of the Hebrew Bible, found in Job 38:31-32. The similar word mazalot (מַּזָּלוֹת) in 2 Kings 23:3-5 may be related.
New International Version (NIV):
28 Does the rain have a father?
Who fathers the drops of dew?
29 From whose womb comes the ice?
Who gives birth to the frost from the heavens
30 when the waters become hard as stone,
when the surface of the deep is frozen?
King James Version (KJV)
28 Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew?
29 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?
30 The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.
31 Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?
32 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?
Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)
28 Hath the rain an av? Or who hath begotten the drops of tal (dew)?
29 Out of whose beten cometh the ice? And the frost of Shomayim, who giveth birth to it?
30 The mayim harden like even (stone), and the face of tehom is frozen.
31 Canst thou bind the chains of the Pleiades, or loose the bonds of Orion?
32 Canst thou bring forth Mazzarot in their times? Or canst thou guide the Bear with its banim?