The Stars are uncountable
The book of Jeremiah was written nearly 600 years before
Christ. In the 33rd chapter, the writer penned these words:

Jeremiah 33:22 (NIV 3)
22 I will make the descendants of David my servant and
the Levites who minister before me as countless as the
stars of the sky and as measureless as the sand on the
seashore.' "

As we know today, stars in our galaxy number in the
billions, and ours is only one among billions of galaxies.
While we are all relatively comfortable with these numbers
today, they were only discovered in the past century, when
giant telescopes made observation of galaxies possible.
With the naked eye it is only possible to see thousands of
stars. In 100 A.D. Ptolemy estimated the number at
around 1,100. Why then does the Bible say that the stars
are "countless"? The Bible claims to be the inerrant word
of the creator of all the stars and everything else. The
passage tells us that the stars are uncountable and likens
them to the sand on the seashore. The ancient world
lacked any method for numbering very large quantities. Is it
not fascinating that when the scripture wants to make bold
claims about large numbers, it does so elegantly, even
though it would have been seen as crazy by science until
only recently? In 600 B.C. Jeremiah wrote down that which
he could not have known, and that which would not be
confirmed by science until 2500 years later. It is clear that
the author of the scriptures, whom the Bible claims to be
God, demonstrates His superior knowledge by giving a
covenant that simply states the unimaginable then, waits
for science to catch up.

Science & the Bible

3 The Quest Study Bible, New International Version Grand Rapids
Michigan: Zondervan Corp. 1994