In the beginning of Revelation 12, John records his vision of a pregnant woman about to give birth. He sees her in brilliant radiance — clothed with the sun, and with the moon under her feet. On her head is a wreath or crown of 12 stars. To whom does the woman and child refer?
In Genesis, we have the story of the biblical patriarch Joseph who had a dream in which a similar scene manifested itself to him. He later told his brothers that he had seen the sun, the moon and 11 stars bowing down to him (Genesis 37:9).