What Does The Word ‘Star’ Mean In Hebrew And Greek?

I love doing Hebrew and Greek studies because they give so much more meaning to our English language. That’s why I wanted to research what does the word star means in Hebrew and Greek.

All scriptures are taken from NKJV unless otherwise marked.

What Does The Word ‘Star’ Mean In Hebrew?

kowkab- star.

What Does The Word ‘Star’ Mean In Greek?

aster- star.

Aster is a literal heavenly body or a star.

There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another star in glory.”

– 1 Corinthians 15:41

This word is used metaphorically of the following things:

  • Christ as the morningstar
  • the angels of the seven churches (Revelation 1:16)
  • certain false teachers (Jude 1:13)

astron- constellation; star.

And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

– Luke 21:25-26

phosphoros- morningstar.

And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.

– 2 Peter 1:19-21


All in all, the word star means the same as it does today. However, Jesus is known as the morningstar. This makes sense because we know that His kingdom is the kingdom of light.

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What does the word star mean in Hebrew and Greek?

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3 thoughts on “What Does The Word ‘Star’ Mean In Hebrew And Greek?

  1. 1 Corinthians 15:39-42, Rev. 21,
    Read also: Doctrine and Covenants chapter 76

    “There are in eternity KINGDOMS OF GLORY to which all resurrected persons (except the sons of perdition) will eventually go.”
    “The glory to be received by individuals in the kingdoms of glory hereafter will be in direct proportion to their obedience and diligence in this life.” D&C 130: 18-19
    (John 14:2)= “In my Father’s house are many mansions”

    Glories are compared in the scriptures as “glory of the Sun, glory of the Moon, and glory of the Stars. One star differs from another star in glory.”
    “Glory of the Sun”= CELESTIAL GLORY The highest of the three kingdoms of glory. Those in this kingdom will dwell forever in the presence of God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ.– the result of a lifetime of righteousness, receive the ordinances of salvation, and other requirements.
    “Glory compared to the Moon”= TERRESTRIAL GLORY. Honorable people ” who were blinded by the craftiness of men” D&C 76:71-80, 91, 97″
    “Glory of the Stars”= TELESTIAL KINGDOM” Inhabitants of the Telestial Kingdom will differ in glory among themselves “as one star differs from another star in glory.” (1 Cor 15:41). These did not accept the gospel of Christ, neither the testimony of Jesus.” D&C 76:82)
    And we will also have the group called PERDITION , no hope for any degree of salvation. They will have to “abide a kingdom which is NOT
    a kingdom of glory. Those who know God’s power, have partaken of it, and allowed themselves to be overcome by Satan’s power, and deny the truth and defy God’s power. (D7C 76:31; 76:30, 32-49)
    For more detailed information: hofjesuschrist.org
    Read Doctrine and Covenants; A Marvelous Work and a Wonder by LeGrand Richards, etc.
    Thank You.

  2. Jesus is the morning star, and Lucifer is too. Literally Lucifer means Morning star, or light bearer. Which is why its used in the latin bible instead of Heosphorus/Phosphorus in the Greek bible.

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