A popular book by E.W. Bullinger with a very unique theme. Taking up an interest in the historical and cultural background to the origins of the zodiac relationship to biblical concepts, Bullinger did a lot of work looking at the idea from a Biblical point of view. One very interesting technique was the comparison of the original constellation and star meanings with texts in the Old and New Testaments.
He explores the star names in various ancient languages as well as corresponding scripture. A highlight of the book is his carefully researched word studies tracing roots from Hebrew, Greek, Arabic, and other languages. Celestial charts and diagrams are also provided to lend support to his conclusions.
Praise for this Work
The clue to unraveling the original story is to understand the Hebrew names. We owe a debt to E.W. Bullinger for his 1893 book The Witness of the Stars and his careful exposition of the Hebrew constellation and star names.
About the Author
Ethelbert William Bullinger was born on December 15 in Canterbury, England. He was a direct descendent of the great Swiss Reformer Johann Heinrich Bullinger, a covenant theologian, who succeeded Zwingli in Zurich in December of 1531.
Bullinger was educated at King's College, London. He was a recognized scholar in the field of biblical languages. The Archbishop of Canterbury granted him an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree in 1881 in recognition of his biblical scholarship.
Some of his best known works are The Companion Bible, Number in Scripture, Word Studies on the Holy Spirit, The Witness of the Stars, The Book of Job, Figures of Speech Used in the Bible, Great Cloud of Witnesses, The Critical Lexicon and Concordance to the English and Greek New Testaments, How To Enjoy the Bible and Commentary On Revelation.
Dr. Bullinger believed in and taught the pretribulation, premillennial rapture. He is also considered an untradispensationalist because he taught that the gospels and Acts were under the dispensation of law, with the church actually beginning at Paul's ministry after Acts 28:28.
Dr. Bullinger died on June 6, 1913, in London, England, leaving behind a legacy of works to help in the study of God's Word.