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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