hosts of heaven


hosts of heaven
Used in both bad and good senses in OT: as sun, moon, and stars they were worshipped by Israelites guilty of apostasy (Deut. 4:19; 2 Kgs. 23:4). But stars are also referred to as the host of the Lord (Ps. 33:6; Isa. 34:4), who might also be angels (Isa. 14:12; Rev. 8:10–11; 9:1).

Dictionary of the Bible.