Dictionary Mode: easton:Moon
Moon @ heb. yareah, from its paleness Ezra:6:15), and lebanah, the "white" (Cant. 6:10; Isaiah:24:23), was appointed by the Creator to be with the sun "for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years" Genesis:1:14-16). A lunation was among the Jews the period of a month, and several of their festivals were held on the day of the new moon. It is frequently referred to along with the sun Joshua:10:12; Psalms:72:5-7, 17; 89:36-37; Ecclesiastes:12:2; Isaiah:24:23, etc.), and also by itself Psalms:8:3 Psalms:121:6). The great brilliance of the moon in Eastern countries led to its being early an object of idolatrous worship Deuteronomy:4:19 Deuteronomy:17:3; Job:31:26), a form of idolatry against which the Jews were warned Deuteronomy:4:19 Deuteronomy:17:3). They, however, fell into this idolatry, and offered incense ( 2Kings:23:5; Jeremiah:8:2), and also cakes of honey, to the moon Jeremiah:7:18 Jeremiah:44:17-19, 25).
The DICT Development Group
2012 - pBiblx2 Field Wise Bible System Version 2.0.9d - GPL3