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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Star in the East

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From the account given of this star it is evident that it was one specially sent for the nativity, for it not only appeared to the Magi in the East, but guided them from Jerusalem to Bethlehem, and 'stood over' where the young child was. Faith in the power of God dispels all difficulty as to the star. Matthew 2:1-10 . There were traditions that God would raise up a deliverer, and the Magi may have heard of the O.T. prophecies as to Messiah; but whether this be so or not, God, who provided the star, sent the Magi to find out the King of the Jews, and instructed them not to return to Herod.


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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Star in the East '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/mbd/s/star-in-the-east.html. 1897.

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the Week of Proper 4 / Ordinary 9
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