Christmas Star Discover the Christmas custom, story, myth and legend associated with the Christmas Star. This festive tradition and Christmas custom, with its familiar symbol and meaning, has evolved over time. But what is the history, meaning
and origin of the Christmas Star? The Christmas Custom, Origin and History of the Christmas Star is
religious and relates to the Story of the Nativity. This
article provides facts and information about the history of the Christmas Star
as a familiar symbol, tradition and Christmas custom.
the Christmas Star - The Christmas Star The Christmas Star (The
Star of Bethlehem) is the basis for many Christmas decorations. It is
usually depicted as a five pointed star. One of the most popular of
all the Christmas decorations
is the Christmas Star which is often attached to the top of the Christmas
What is the Christmas Star? The Christmas Star is the
special star that was followed by the Three Wise Men, also known as
the Magi, which led them
from the east to the place where Jesus was born, in Bethlehem. The
Christmas Star is also referred to as the Star of Bethlehem.
The Magi and
the Christmas Star
The Christmas Star relates to the the biblical story
of the Three Wise Men and the part that they
played in the story of the Nativity of Jesus. The story of the
Three Wise Men and the
Christmas Star are detailed
in the Bible in Matthew 2, 1-5; 7-15; 19-23 as follows:
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of
Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to
Jerusalem, saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we
have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled. And
when he had gathered the chief priests and scribes of the people
together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. They
said, In Bethlehem of Judea.
Then Herod privily called the wise men, and inquired of them what
time the star appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Search
diligently for the child; and when ye have found him, bring me word,
that I may come and worship him also.
The wise men departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the
east, went before them, till it stood over where the child was. They
rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
And when they saw the child with Mary his mother, they worshipped
him: and they opened their treasures, and presented unto him gifts,
gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
Picture of the Three Wise Men
The Three Wise
Men and the Christmas
Star The Three Wise Men, or Magi,
were the first to worship Jesus Christ and therefore particularly
respected by many Christians. The Greek word 'Magi' is usually translated as "wise men." The
Three Wise Men had
identified a star which they believed signified the birth of the
King of the Jews. The Three Wise Men were therefore deemed to be
"astronomers" or "astrologers". The ancients believed that
astronomical phenomena were connected to important terrestrial
events and the study of the stars was accorded great respect. A
celestial event, such as a brilliant star in the sky, a shooting
star or a comet, was believed to be the precursor to the fulfilment
of a prophecy from God about a great change on the planet and for
humanity in general.
The Christmas Star
and the fulfilment of the Star Prophecy
The Christmas Star is traditionally linked to the "Star Prophecy"
which is an interpretation to a Biblical text from the Book of
I shall see him, but
not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: There shall come a Star
out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall
smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.
The 'Star' referred to
in the passage has been interpreted as being the special star, now
called the Christmas Star, which was followed by the Three Wise Men and led
to the infant Jesus in Bethlehem.
Christmas Star Christmas is
celebrated worldwide, throughout the Christian population of
2275 million people,
but is also celebrated by many non-Christians as a secular, cultural
festival. A Christmas custom or tradition is symbolized by a familiar symbol or icon, such as the Christmas Star, have come to represent the spirit
and meaning of this special time of the year.
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