KOKOB

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Pearl of Great Price PN 1. KOKOB “star” Abraham 3:13.

Hebrew kōkāb “star” (Arabic al-kawkab), Akkadian kukkabū ( Sumerian MÚL). Indeed, circa 1,500 B.C. - 300 A.D. circumpolar KochabUrsae Minoris, magnitude 2.08) was the North Star closest to the “center” of the night sky (then at declination 83̊.5) – a position now occupied by Polaris (α Ursae Minoris).[1]

The word kōkāb is attested 37 times in the HEBREW Bible, usually plural, except in Numbers 24:17 and Amos 5:26

See also HAH-KO-KAU-BEAM, KOKAUBEAM, KOLOB

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  1. Vincent Malmström, Cycles of the Sun, Mysteries of the Moon (Univ. of Texas Press, 1997), 82; Richard Moeschl, Exploring the Sky, rev. ed. (Chicago Review Press, 1993), 390-391.