Morning stars and Sons of God - Who are they?
March 3, 2009 10:22pm CST
From Job: 4Where were you [Job] when I laid the foundations of the earth? Speak if you have understanding! 5Who fixed its dimensions? Surely you know! Or who measured it with a line? 6On what were its bases sunk? Who set its cornerstone, 7When the morning stars sang together And all the sons of God shouted for joy? At the moment of earth’s creation, there were already “sons of God.”. Some think the sons of God are angels. The Hebrew word for angels (mal’akim) is completely different than the Hebrew words used here, (beney elohim)“sons of God”. Also the two lines of verse 7 parallel each other. That is, the sons of God who shout for joy are also identified as “morning stars” who “sang together.” Such parallelism is the major feature of Hebrew poetry: one line renames or repeats another. So lets discuss this.