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Mazzaroth: The Constellations, Parts I-IV

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"Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season?"  — Job xxxviii. 32

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Some traditional sources interpret the biblical word, Mazzaroth, as meaning the constellations, specifically those forming the zodiac. Others accepted that the word referred to the zodiac. Because of its astronomical connotations, biblical commentary of the Victorian era avoided or ignored all mention of the word, which appears only once in the Bible.

"Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?"     ~Job 38.31-32

Rolleston, however, was passionately concerned with the correct interpretation of Scripture and fulfillment of prophecies. To this end, she devoted her studies and time to developing and refining her theories about the nature of the stars as outlined in the Bible, supported by years of astronomical observation.

Her classic book, Mazzaroth, makes a powerful and well-researched argument that the origin of the constellations are not a holdover from pre-Christian mythology, but in fact, the visual record of God's prophesies. They reflect divine inspiration, and catalog the original revelations God passed to the fathers of mankind.


"This amazing, luminous work reveals the Zodiac's twelve ancient symbols operate as a double entendre: both astrological archetypes and antediluvian mythos (a primordial legend of Messianic Redemption), set in the stars to be remembered and carried forth generationally. The amazing part is that it comes to light via dark side publisher Weiser Books. Staying in character, Weiser hired a 'reputable' English occultist, R. A. Gilbert to downplay the overtly Christian revelatory aspects of the book, the very core of Ms. Rolleston's credible thesis."       ~Mandala Books

"The idiosyncratic ideas expressed in the four parts of Mazzaroth, and its appendix Mizraim, are all based on solid research - misapplied, perhaps, in light of Rolleston's steadfast Christian outlook, but fully documented and with sources quoted at length. The whole work provides the reader with an amazing compendium of obscure material on ancient mythology, symbolism, and etymology, with comprehensive biblical references and a wealth of learned and detailed footnotes.

Much of the information is set out in a tabular form that inevitably reminds the reader of S. L. MacGregor Mathers's book of correspondences that we know as 777. And this may not be coincidental."      ~Foreward by R. A. Gilbert


"That the seed of the woman shall bruise the serpent's head, and it should bruise His heel, is the foundation on which is constructed the whole of this delineation of the starry heavens, with those of the Indians, Persians, Arabs, or, as in fact these all are, the Chaldean.

Abraham was a Chaldean, and traditional history has said a great astronomer. Chaldean astronomy is continually appealed to as the original of the science. It has been supposed that Melchisedek, the righteous king, was Shem in person, who must have known all that Noah knew on the subject, and Noah must have known what Adam, Seth, and Enoch are traditionally said to have established as to the names and positions of the stars."


In Mazzaroth; or The constellations, originally published in 1862, 19th-century English linguist and scholar FRANCES ROLLESTON (1781-1864) presents readers with her theory of the gospel in the stars. Rolleston believed that through the ancient names for the stars, one could discover the oldest knowledge transmitted from God to man: the method of man's redemption and the coming of the Jewish messiah.

Author Rolleston, Frances
Book Type Hardcover
Page Count 272 pp.
Publisher Weiser Books 2001
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