posted on Dec, 8 2004 @ 04:26 PM
The star of Bethlehem
Arise, [Israel] and shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For behold, darkness will cover the earth and deep
darkness the people, but the Lord will rise upon you, and his glory will appear upon you. And nations will come to your light, and kings to the
brightness of your rising.
The three kings
A multitude of camels will cover you [Israel], the young camels of Midian and Ephah; all those from Sheba will come; they will bring gold and
frankincense, and will bear good news of the praises of the Lord.
(Isaiah is speaking of the rising star of Israel, the Jewish people, not of the birth of Jesus. NT writers constructed their stories of the manger
from the book of Isaiah)