Of the symbols of stars and sand, they represent in part children from the stars and children of Abraham and his desert caravan. Of whom Abraham (sand) stood for, there be those who were the children of many nations and those who via Proto-T persons from the stock of Enoch became represented in the Abrahamic fold, being some persons from the faithful dead and some persons from the faithful alive.
Of these Paul speaks and says these persons knew they were not from this Earth world. Therefore, they confessed they were pilgrims and strangers here. It could not be said more plainly: they had a rendezvous with destiny to a country from which they had come but of which country they had been shy of memory. But at last they saw the truth of the afar Father’s House prepared as a city of God (Hebrews 11:12-16, St. John 14:1-2, St. John 17:16 paraphrased).
There is a Third General Derivation of semasiological (see semantics) origins as regards the Bible’s classifications of humankind…
1. The Gentiles (other nations, foreigners, aliens, strangers)
2. The Jews (people of Israel, national heritage, national faith adherents)
3. The Aliens (strangers, aliens – in the sense of being unknown – persons planted on other planets: Isaiah 51:16 and Revelation 12:12 KJV) The Bible says in Isaiah 61:5 KJV: “AND STRANGERS SHALL STAND AND FEED YOUR FLOCKS, AND THE SONS OF THE ALIEN SHALL BE YOUR PLOWMEN AND YOUR VINEDRESSERS”.