Star of Bethlehem

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Star of Bethlehem

(Bible) the star that is supposed to have appeared above Bethlehem at the birth of Christ
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Star′ of Beth′lehem

the star that guided the Magi to the manger of the infant Jesus in Bethlehem. Matt. 2:1–10.


n., pl. stars-of-Bethlehem.
1. any plant of the genus Ornithogalum, of the lily family, having grasslike leaves and white, star-shaped flowers.
2. any of various starflowers.
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The Star of Bethlehem showed its light and guided the Magi to the Babe of Bethlehem, the light of the world.
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To understand the Star of Bethlehem, we need to think like the three wise men.
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The sign glows like the Star of Bethlehem. The man will not remember what he says to calm the hostess.
That is how they came to behold the Star of Bethlehem.
The Gospel of Matthew talks about Three Wise Men and the Star of Bethlehem, whereas the Gospel of Luke talks about the lowly shepherds that visited the baby Jesus in the stable because all the inns were full.
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In this brilliant season under the Star of Bethlehem, let the light, not heat, prevail.