Definition of Star of Bethlehem in US English:

Star of Bethlehem


  • A resplendent star that is said to have guided the Magi to the birthplace of the infant Jesus.

    • ‘I will be looking at the Star of Bethlehem from an astronomical point of view.’
    • ‘Others claim that it's a ‘new Star of Bethlehem,’ possibly announcing the rebirth of Jesus Christ in the Azores.’
    • ‘‘When you see it on the way home at night it's like the Star of Bethlehem,’ he said.’
    • ‘Historians have tried to date Jesus' birth by the Star of Bethlehem.’
    • ‘The conclusion is that the Star of Bethlehem cannot be explained by science!’
    • ‘During the sermon, the pastor was musing about how the Star of Bethlehem that led the magi to the manger might be explained by ‘skeptics’.’
    • ‘He now believes this date to be the birth date of Jesus and the Star of Bethlehem to be Jupiter.’
    • ‘The story of the Star of Bethlehem contradicts the evidence of astronomy.’
    • ‘Lectures about the Star of Bethlehem have become a popular Christmas attraction in Minnesota.’
    • ‘The Pentagram has been called the Star of Bethlehem, and has been associated with the star the Magi followed to find the Jesus child.’
    • ‘In quests to identify the Star of Bethlehem, Venus is regularly offered as a candidate.’
    • ‘The New English Bible describes them as ‘astrologers’, and there is undoubtedly an astrological dimension to the mystery of the Star of Bethlehem.’
    • ‘Hipparchus had observed one in 125 BCE and the only other one to be documented was the Star of Bethlehem.’
    • ‘But this quintessentially Christian celebration filtered through the Cambodian prism seems to be all about the party, while Jesus, Joseph, Mary and the Star of Bethlehem have been left out in the cold.’
    • ‘If they had mistaken Venus for the Star of Bethlehem, they would not have been very wise!’