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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

How did the three wise men find the stable where Jesus was born by following a star when weather records show?

that there was a week of heavy cloud and rain without a star in the sky

17 Answers

  • Donna
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    How did they follow the star in the daytime?

  • 5 years ago

    The whole idea is rather silly. You can't follow a star, because doing so would cause you to go back and forth while drifting either north or south. The idea of a star heralding an important event or person was part of many myths of the time. Note that the gospels disagree on when and where Jesus was born. Matthew (which contains the magic star and maji story) has him born in the Bethlehem home of Joseph, during the reign of Herod the Great (who died in 5 or 4 BCE [Before Common Era]). Luke thinks he was born in a stable during the census conducted by Quirinius in 6 CE — a difference of at least 9 years. All reliable evidence points to Jesus Christ being just a myth. There is no reliable evidence that Jesus even existed, and significant evidence that he didn't. The evidence is in the Bible, the other religions of the time, and the lack of writings about Jesus by historians of the time. The story of Jesus can be shown to be just a myth cobbled together out of prophesy and stories from the Old Testament and previous gods and myths -- created in the 40's and 50's by Paul of Tarsus (who exhibited symptoms of epilepsy and had delusions of Christ talking to him), the other apostles, the unknown authors of the gospels in the 70's or later, and many other people. The reliable evidence for this is overwhelming. For the evidence, see the links. -

  • 1 decade ago

    Simple answer, they did NOT find the child in the manger by following the star.

    The star actually shown over Jerusalem over Herod's palace for the first 2 years of Jesus' life. Matthew 2:1-16 any Bible.

    It led to Jesus' enemies long after his birth, men who wanted Jesus dead. Herod consulted Jewish religious leaders to learn the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem and made a plot with the wise men to return to Jerusalem and report the child's location to him (intending to have him murdered).

    When this plot was made the star notice "reappeared" over a HOUSE in Bethlehem where Jesus was a "young child" no longer a baby. A dream warmed the wise men not to return to Herod and Joseph to take Mary and Jesus to Egypt and escape. When Herod learned he was betrayed, he had all boys in the region 2 and under killed as was prophecied by Jeremiah.

    So...the Bible never claims the star was over the manger or that the wise men ever saw Jesus when he was that young. It is mere human tradition.


    Jesus did not live in Nazareth until adulthood. He lived there after living several other places.

  • 1 decade ago

    Since we don't know the exact time the Magi traveled to see the new born King, there's no way to know the weather patterns of that time. Besides, the National Weather Services wasn't operating back then and I'm not so sure anyone was keeping accurate records. And considering the trip was likely over some 800 miles, it took far longer than a week to complete.

    Here's the full story with some very interesting facts ...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    the same way that the 3 wise men from the east found their way to Mithras's birth by following a star too I presume.

    Although actually the Bible says that the Magi visited some years later when Jesus was back home in Nazareth - the wording says they came to "the house"

    what is more astrologically challenging is after the crucifixion how could there possibly have been an eclipse of the sun - since the passover is by definition when there is a full moon - ie on the wrong side of the earth to form an eclipse

  • 1 decade ago

    I think people love to mis - inform.

    Obviously, your trying to throw some lies in.

    1st of all it has been assumed that there were 3 kings and it is even in Christian circles

    ...... If you read the gospels as I did upon hearing this it just states wise men - it doesn't say 3.

    2nd They weren't keeping weather reports back then - so good try - no cigar.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They didn't according to the Bible. This is recorded in Matthew 2:7-12. In verse 11 it says; 'they went into the house where the child was.' He wasn't in a manger, he was in a house.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Weather people can only SURMISE and guesstimate what the weather was nearly 2,000 years ago. The Bible is a series of mythological stories meant to explain our origins, etc. and nothing more.

    It is NOT a literal interpretation of the beginnings of life. I'm a physician, and although I believe in God, I don't for one minute believe anything in the Old Testament and most of the New.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    even if it was clear skies back then... following a star will NOT lead you in a straight line.

    EVERY star on sky happens to rise at the eastern horizon and sets in the western... so, following ANY star will produce a half-circle or halfcircles beads-like line.

    one of forestfloor beetles here navigates towards sun and it is pretty dumb way to navigate around a place.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    How can they trace weather records back 2000 years? Weather is very volatile and hard to predict by current standards.

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