And they, having heard the king, departed, and behold, the star, that they saw in the east, went before them, until, having come, it stood over where the Child was. After listening to the king they left, and once again the star they saw when it rose led them until it stopped above the place where the child was.What does the phrase “star in the east” mean?
There is actually a great deal of ambiguity in the phrase “star in the East.” This could mean that they saw the star in the Western sky, while they were still in the East (i.e. Babylon). Or it could mean that the star had appeared in the East.Where did the star lead the Wise Men of the east?
The star led the wise men of the East on the long journey to Bethlehem. “We have seen His star in the East,” they told king Herod. (Matthew 2:2)What caused the star to appear in the sky?
God caused a star to appear in the sky. The star led the wise men of the East on the long journey to Bethlehem. “We have seen His star in the East,” they told king Herod.