About 4,000 years ago, Babylonian astrologers formulated the fundamentals of astrology from which modern traditional astrology is derived. We should clarify right away that whenever we speak about the "Babylonian astrologers" and use that term, the people we are referring to include the Hebrews from their very beginnings until about the birth of Christ. Babylonia as a land was really ancient Mesopotamia, which was literally "the land between two rivers." These two rivers were the Tigris and the Euphrates. And it was there in "Babylonia" that Abraham, the patriarch of the Hebrews, was born and raised. In Babylonia during Abraham's time, every single person learned astrology. As a result, there are literally dozens of references to the Hebrews' use and respect for astrology in the Old Testament. For these reasons and many others, the Magi Society is convinced that all the Hebrew prophets of the ancient era were astrologers. If you are skeptical about this, we suggest you study the Kabbala, which *Is unequivocally Hebrew and highly astrological, with some numerology and mysticism thrown in.
Our main point is that the ancient Hebrews were great astrologers, and contributed greatly to the development of Babylonian astrology, which is the forerunner of modem astrology.
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