a while back we wondered if the indians learned of the
constellation ursa major as the great bear, from contact with the
greeks. the scholars consider job as one of the oldest books of the
bible, yet he speaks of the bear, orion, and the pleiades. this was
not a greek invention.
"Job 9:9 (Whole Chapter)
Who made [the constellations] the Bear, Orion, and the [loose
cluster] Pleiades, and the [vast starry] spaces of the south;
Job 38:31 (Whole Chapter)
Can you bind the chains of [the cluster of stars called] Pleiades, or
loose the cords of [the constellation] Orion?
Amos 5:8 (Whole Chapter)
Seek Him Who made the [cluster of stars called] Pleiades and [the
constellation] Orion, Who turns the shadow of death or deep darkness
into the morning and darkens the day into night, Who calls for the
waters of the sea and pours them out upon the face of the earth--the
Lord is His name-- "