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    Re: The Star of Bethlehem and Navigation
    From: NavList
    Date: 2009 Jan 5, 13:45 -0800

    Marcel,
    
    thanks a lot for your new year wishes on exactly this evening;-) Let me send 
    you my best wishes too on this very important day.
    
    At first, the idea that the magi could have used the Star of Bethlehem for 
    navigation did not make any sense to me. But what is "navigation"? or what 
    _was_ "navigation" in ancient times? I do not know much about this. But I 
    could imagine that the navigation of a ship depended not only on the stars 
    and the weather, but maybe also on omens, oracles, or dreams. The magi asked 
    Herods priests where the Messiah was expected to be born. Is this a form of 
    navigation? When they departed from Bethlehem, they did not return to Herod 
    but were instructed in a dream to take a different road. Is this a kind of 
    navigation? I will try to find out more.
    
    Dieter
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    [Sent from archive by: artizarrak-AT-yahoo.com]
    
    
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