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How the Gospels Became HistoryJesus and Mediterranean Myths$
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M. D Litwa

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780300242638

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300242638.001.0001

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Magi and the Star

Magi and the Star

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(p.103) Chapter Seven Magi and the Star
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How the Gospels Became History
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M. David Litwa

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300242638.003.0008

This chapter compares Matthew’s story of the Magi and the roving star at Jesus’s birth with analogous stories of Magi and moving stars in mythic historiography. Special attention is drawn to the star appearing for Mithridates VI Eupator and the so-called Torch of Timoleon.

Keywords:   Magi, Zoroaster, Saosyant, Cyrus, Mithridates VI Eupator, Timoleon, Aeneas, Varro

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