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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 photographs are part of a traveling exhibit sponsored by Bright Stars of Bethlehem. The exhibit which originated at Dar al Kalima University College of Arts and Culture in Bethlehem is one of the outreach ministries supported by Bright Stars of Bethlehem whose mission is to grow hope and encourage the health, educational, cultural and spiritual development of people of all ages in Palestine.
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