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Star of Bethlehem

LC control 85127377
Topical headingStar of Bethlehem
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Variant(s)Bethlehem, Star of
Christmas star
See alsoAstronomy in the Bible
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Jesus Christ--Nativity
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Stars--Religious aspects--Christianity
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Found inBritannica micro (Bethlehem, Star of: celestial phenomenon mentioned in the Gospel According to Matthew as leading wise men from the East to the birthplace of Jesus Christ. Natural events that might well have been considered important omens and described as stars include exploding stars, comets, meteors, and planetary conjunctions.)