Tuesday, November 16, 2004 +

GS 011 Astrologers in Jerusalem

They’re asking, “Where is the child who was born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.” Herod becomes nervous, as do many others in the city. The king rounds up the high priests and scripture scholars and demands they tell him where the Anointed One was to be born. They say, “At Bethlehem in Judea: scripture says, ‘Bethlehem Ephratah, though you are little among the thousands of Judah, yet from you a king shall come, the shepherd of my people Israel.’” Meeting privately with the astrologers, Herod questions them about when the star appeared. Then he sends them to Bethlehem.

HEROD. Be sure to find the boy, and when you find him send me word, so that I, too, may come and worship him.