Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.
And they had tails like scorpions with stingers, and in their tails they had the power to inflict harm upon people for five months.
And the woman you saw is the great city that rules over the kings of the earth."
Then Herod summoned the astrologer/sages and learned from them exactly when the star had appeared.
This king exploited the Hebrews and mistreated our forefathers, even requiring that they abandon their [small] babies, leaving them to die [See Exodus 1:22].
And when the dragon saw that he had been thrown down to earth, he persecuted the woman who had given birth to a son.