[ANSTHRLD] Re: Stars

Dave Jordan wulfgar at hot.rr.com
Sun Mar 10 12:22:49 PST 2002

Because of astronomical normalcy, a star in the east is 'rising' (or
ascending) and one in the west is 'setting' (or descending).  Would this
have any bearing on the conversation?


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Subject: Re: [ANSTHRLD] Re: Stars

> According to the Bible "We saw his star at its rising and have come to
> hime homage." (Matthew 2:2)
>  Is this period enough? I realize that when looking at the Bible you
> reading translation of translations, but I would think this would
count at
> period anyway.

Well, since you bring it up...

... eidomen gar autou ton astera en tE anatolE ...

According to Thayer's (and Liddell and Scott agrees), anatolE can
be translated (modernly, both being modern works) as either
"the rising" or "the East" (King James, a very nearly period
chooses to translate it "the East" here; I don't know which translation
Bridgid is quoting).  Tyndale, in 1534, also translates this "the East."

It seems to me that nothing is really supported here about period use of
"a star rising," as the word clearly means a direction, not an action,
but anyway, the above are the facts that I have on hand.

> I am not mormally a Bible Thumper

Always a phrase that charms.

Estencele, etc

Shri (Lord) Chandranath <chandra at plumes.org>, Insegnante of
"Per pale sable and gules, a decrescent argent."
mka Russ Smith (http://www.randomgang.com/)
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