Robert Scott Wadsworth (Biblical Astronomy March 2003 Newsletter)
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                                                                                           Naphtali - Capricorns (Gedi, the kid or goat)

 
 

Gen. 49:21 (KJV) – Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words. Deut. 33:23 (The Scriptures) – And of Naphtali he said, “O Naphtali satisfied with pleasure, and filled with the blessing of Yahueh, possess the west and the south.” This is another one that is difficult to connect. The above symbol is that of a goat (the V shape on the left of the symbol) and a fish (right side of symbol), or a goat with the tail of a fish. The main prophetic theme for the sing Capricornus is the goat of atonement. There was also the scapegoat that was let loose. But this seems to be stretching things a bit, tying the “hind let loose” to the scapegoat. A hind is a deer.

 

                                                                                          Joseph - Taurus (Shur, coming and ruling)

 

Deut. 33:17 (RV) - “The firstling of his bullock (marg., his firstling bullock)- majesty is his, And his horns are the horns of the wild-ox (Reem). With them he shall push (gore) the peoples, all of them, even the ends of the earth. And they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, And they are the thousands of Manasseh.” This is clearly seen as the sign of the bull representing the tribe of Joseph. The constellation picture of Taurus (Shur) is that of a Reem.

 

                                                                                          Benjamin - Gemini (Thaumim, united)

 

Deut. 33:12 (KJV) – And of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the LORD shall dwell safely by him; and the LORD shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.There is more than one prophetic interpretation concerning the constellation picture of Gemini. One interpretation is Yahshuah HaMashiach (Jesus Christ) sitting at the right hand of Elohim (God). The name Benjamin means son of the right hand.