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The Star of Bethlehem or the Star of Jacob? A Forgotten Prophecy
Biblical Studies

The Star of Bethlehem or the Star of Jacob? A Forgotten Prophecy

Nearly every year during the Nativity season printed journals and articles posted online flood us with the same resounding question: “What Was the Star of Bethlehem?” Among the four canonical gospels, Matthew is the only one that mentions the “star of Bethlehem.” “In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of…

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