Gravitational Properties of Specific Constellations

“Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, or loose the belt of Orion? Can you bring out Mazzaroth in its season? Or can you guide the Great Bear with its cubs? Do you know the ordinances of the heavens? Can you set their dominion over the earth?” – Job 38: 31 – 33


1.  During the last century, we have really begun to understand the gravitational properties of thevarious constellations

  • As an example, we now know that the stars of the Pleiades move in unison with one another as they are gravitationally bound – God is telling Job exactly that
  • We also now know that the stars comprising Orion’s belt are in fact racing away from one another (and are not gravitationally bound)




Note: The three stars that comprise Orion’s belt appear to be closer together than the outer stars in the constellation, but are actually farther apart as we only see them in a 2 dimensional plane with our eyes 1




2.  The Bible is accurate in its astronomy when it speaks to the disposition of constellations, such as the Pleiades or Orion 2

3.  Here is a clear view from a powerful telescope of both constellations:


Pleiades Image Source:


Orion Image Source: