The Bible twice presents information using this principle:
Because the early Israelites spied out the land for 40 days and then refused to conquer it, they were to wander for 40 years in the wilderness
Before we look at these remarkable predictions, we must emphasise that we are in no way supporting the politics of the nation of Israel. The Bible makes it very clear that the Jews often did not behave in the best of ways. We’re not looking at the rights and wrongs of what the Jews have done or are doing. We’re looking at fulfilments of predictions and not the politics of situations.
Sun, moon and stars are used as symbols for nations by the Old Testament prophets.
The destruction of ancient Babylon is described symbolically as the darkening of the sun, moon and stars: