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Charles Buck Theological Dictionary


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A sect called also Star-bearers, because they were distinguished by a red star having five rays, which they wore on their breast, in memory of the star which appeared to the wise men. Several authors have mentioned this order, but none of them have told us their origin, nor where their convents were situated; if we except Matthew Paris, who says that, in 1257, they obtained a settlement in England, which was at Cambridge, in Trumpington-street.

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Buck, Charles. Entry for 'Bethlehemites'. Charles Buck Theological Dictionary. 1802.

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