The Sheepfolds

The other SheepfoldJesus talked about two sheep folds he is in charge of.  One sheepfold is his people Israel, the other sheepfold is his followers. 

He said; “I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.” John 10:16

Let’s look up at the night sky, at the first stories that were told.  There are two constellations that speak of the sheep folds.  They are in the sign of Cancer called URSA MAJOR and URSA MINOR.  They are known as the Big Dipper and Little Dipper.  The Little Dipper has the Pole Star.

They’re also known as Bears.  In Hebrew Dohver, a fold, and Dohv, a bear, were confused, hence the Big Bear and the Little Bear instead of the Big Sheepfold and the Lesser Sheepfold.  The meaning of Ursa Major is The Sheepfold and the Sheep, and Ursa Minor is the Lesser Flock.

The Sheepfold - Ursa Major and MinorThe other stars confirm the sheepfold;
El Alcola (Arabic), the sheepfold (as in Psalm 95:7; and 100:3);
Cab’d al Asad, multitude, many assembled;
Annaish, the assembled;
Megrez, separated, as the flock in the fold;
El Kaphrah, protected, covered (Hebrew, redeemed and ransomed);
Dubheh Lachar (Arabic), the latter herd or flock;
Helike (so called by HOMER in the Iliad), company of travellers;
Amaza (Greek), coming and going;
Calisto, the sheepfold set or appointed.

The source of the information about the constellations is from a book called The Witness of the Stars, written by E. W. Bullinger in 1893.  It complements and illustrates some of the great passages of the Bible, and shows how the story of the King was written in the stars.

“The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.

Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.” Psalm 19:1-4

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