That Crazy Star of Bethlehem
Behold, the star that they had seen when it rose
went before them until it came to rest
over the place where the child was. (Matthew 2:9)
The star moved. Really?
This is already the second time in this short section that Matthew’s making sure he has our attention. “Behold” is his effort to make sure we’re tracking with him.
First it was verse 1: “Behold, magi from the east came to Jerusalem . . . .” We’re supposed to be surprised that pagan astrologers came to see baby Jesus. (For... Continue Reading