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MERRY CHRISTMAS! - Observing a Little Town of Bethlehem from Above - The Milk Grotto and the Church of the Nativity in sight
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In Christian tradition, the Star of Bethlehem, also called the Christmas Star, revealed the birth of Jesus to the Biblical Magi, and later led them to Bethlehem. The star appears only in the nativity story of the Gospel of Matthew, where magi "from the east" are inspired by the star to travel to Jerusalem. There they meet King Herod of Judea, and ask where the king of the Jews had been born. Herod, following a verse from the Book of Micah interpreted as a prophecy, directs them to Bethlehem

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Taken: 06/07/2012
Uploaded: 15/12/2012
Updated: 01/09/2014
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