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|KOKOB “star” [http://lds.org/scriptures/pgp/abr/3.13?lang=eng#12 Abraham 3:13].
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Defined in the text as "star" [http://lds.org/scriptures/pgp/abr/3.13?lang=eng#12 Abraham 3:13]. The word kokab is attested 37 times in the [[HEBREW|H<small>EBREW</small>]] Bible, usually plural, except in [http://lds.org/scriptures/ot/num/24.17?lang=eng#16 Numbers 24:17] and [http://lds.org/scriptures/ot/amos/5.26?lang=eng#25 Amos 5:26]
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Hebrew ''kōkāb'' “star” (Arabic ''al-kawkab''), Akkadian ''kukkabū'' ( Sumerian MÚL).  Indeed, circa 1,500 B.C. - 300 A.D. circumpolar ''Kochab'' (β ''Ursae 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'').<ref>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.</ref> 
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The word ''kōkāb'' is attested 37 times in the [[HEBREW|H<small>EBREW</small>]] Bible, usually plural, except in [http://lds.org/scriptures/ot/num/24.17?lang=eng#16 Numbers 24:17] and [http://lds.org/scriptures/ot/amos/5.26?lang=eng#25 Amos 5:26]
  
 
See also [[HAH-KO-KAU-BEAM]], [[KOKAUBEAM]], [[KOLOB]]
 
See also [[HAH-KO-KAU-BEAM]], [[KOKAUBEAM]], [[KOLOB]]
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*[[Daniel C. Peterson|Peterson, Daniel C.]], [[John Gee]], and [[Wiliiam J. Hamblin]]. [http://maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/publications/books/?bookid=40&chapid=161 "And I Saw the Stars -- The Book of Abraham and Ancient Geocentric Astronomy"] In ''Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant'', edited by John Gee, ##-##. Provo, UT:FARMS, 2005.
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*[[Daniel C. Peterson|Peterson, Daniel C.]], [[John Gee]], and [[Wiliiam J. Hamblin]]. [http://maxwellinstitute.byu.edu/publications/books/?bookid=40&chapid=161 "And I Saw the Stars -- The Book of Abraham and Ancient Geocentric Astronomy"] In ''Astronomy, Papyrus, and Covenant'', edited by John Gee and Brian M. Hauglid. Provo, UT:[[Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies|FARMS]], 2005.
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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.