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 THE THREE WISE MEN WHO FOLLOWED THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM WERE ACTUALLY CHALDEAN (BABYLONIAN) ASTROLOGERS.
by +Russ Durocher, PhD., D.D.

Very likely, the most famous translation of The Holy Bible is the Authorized Version, commonly known as The King James Version,

In this version, the second chapter, verses one and two, of the Gospel of Matthew is translated (from the orignal Greek) as follows:

"Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him."

Numerous more modern translations render the first verse in such a way that more direct reference is made to the fact that these three kings were astrologers, who were guided by their knowledge of the sacred science to follow the star (actually a multiple conjunction of planets) because their star charts indicated an important king was to be born.

Three examples of these more contemporary translations follow:
"Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehem in the country of Judea. It was the time when Herod was king of that part of the country. Soon after Jesus was born, some wise men who learned things from the stars came to Jerusalem from the East." "Therefore when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Juda, in the days of king Herod, lo! astrologers [lo! kings, or wise men,] came from the east to Jerusalem," "Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men [astrologers] from the east came to Jerusalem."

Now the Greek word "magi" usually translated as "wise men" actually means specifically "astrologers" -- not merely men who were generally well-educated and members of a royal caste.

How many people are really aware of the important role Astrology plays in the Bible (both New and Old Testaments) and therefore how integral the ancient science of the soul and the stars is to many religions, Judaism and Chrisitianity included?

In the fourteenth verse of the first chapter of Genesis, the first book of the Bible (Old Testament), it is written:

"And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years"

In the third chapter of the book of Ecclesiastes appears the following:

"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace."

In the twenty-first chapter of the Gospel of Luke, Jesus says:

"And there shall be SIGNS in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the Earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the Earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud."

In the verse above, Christ uses astrology to reveal the "signs" in the sky of his coming.

The Bible states that the first communication from God came from the stars. David writes in his Psalm:

"The Heavens declare the glory of God, and the firmament shows his handiwork. Day after day utters his speech and night after night shows his knowledge. There is no tongue or language where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the Earth and their words to the ends of the world. In them (the heavens) he has set a tabernacle for the sun." (Psalm 19:1-4)

Many more examples from the Bible could be cited.
 

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