host of Heaven

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Used in both bad and good senses in OT: as sun, moon, and stars they were worshipped by Israelites guilty of apostasy (Deut. 4: 19; 2 Kgs. 23: 4). But stars are also referred to as the host of the Lord (Ps. 33: 6; Isa. 34: 4), who might also be angels (Isa. 14: 12; Rev. 8: 10–11; 9: 1).

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies.

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