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i'tTEPKI RECORD... I. irius, the Star COOK, FaMWkMW - UTAH. Bethlehem of Theory of Profs. Forbes and Servis Refuted Kepler's Hypothesis Untenable Star In the JTAfi STATE NEWS. .By Itev. F. P. Duffy, M. D., Secretary of the American Church Bible Institute. The Star of Bethlehem is a theme held that the Magi were resident or junction of Mars and Jupiter on the located in the east at the time the night of Dec. 25 in the year of Rome of wondrous power. It has fascinated sages of the East and philosophers of star appeared to them. Yet according 747. Next year Saturn Joined Mars the West It has been discussed these to the plain terms of the statement, and Jupiter, and according to Dean the eminent commentator, the nineteen hundred years by men of they must have been located in the varying minds with a freshness that west. Anatole means (1) the rising light of the three planets blended and appeared to the beholder as one light. pever falls. It excites a glow of fer- of the heavenly bodies from the horizvid love in the breast of the saint. It on; (2) the dawn or dayspring; (3) What a beautiful illustration of Trinkindles the dying embers of hope In the east or Orient. Whichever meanity in Unity the lights of three planthe soul of the sinner. It is the ray ing you adopt the beholder must have ets blended into one light! Ideler conof Heaven's own light to the afflicted. been west of the star. The star must firmed Kepler's calculation as to the It beckons the prodigal back to the have pointed to or been at Jerusalem conjunction of the planets. Wleseler, Father's home. It gives strength to when first observed by the Wise Men. who followed, makes the conjunction rah Wamsley, one of the the living. It brings peace to the dy- Therefore the Wise Men must have in A. U. C. 750, the year of the Nabeen west of Jerusalem. Idents of Garden City, Rich ing. tivity now agreed upon by the learned. 6. It was a fixed star not erratic It is remarkable too that the conjuna-tioBut tLough a mystery of awe to dead. of the planets took place in the angels, It is a Symbol of Love Divine in Its movements. The term "star" t)rr, a young man of Grants to men. As such It cannot fall to pro- was used by the Wise Men. But they sign pisces, the Sign of Judea. This dentally shot himself in the foundly interest every intelligent In- were skilled astronomers and knew theory is also free from the objections duck hunting in Skull val- - quirer after truth. That we may the the difference between a star, a plan- above referred to. But beautiful as Is the theory, Biblibetter understand the subject and et, a comet or a meteor, for all of more thoroughly appreciate the ways which there were distinct names. cal conditions compel us to reject it. Mllo ia to be bonded for $14,- of God with man, I propose to treat Hence planet, comet, meteor are ruled Christ's birth took place, according to V off Indebtedness on account the subject under the following heads: out by the word aster (star). And St. Paul, in "the fulness of time." tallation of the electric light 1. The star was a real, true, bona hence we conclude that the Star in This fulness of time Is an astronomithe East was a fixed star. fide star not a mere temporary mircal expression meaning the comple7. It was a star in the sign Pisces tion of a cycle, or the revolution of a L'njjany's cutting aculous creation for the specific purof the zodiac the Sign of Judea. This sphere in its orbit. That cycle, or lugville closeft h sea- pose. It Is allowed by all authorities is an Important factor. Among the revolution, occupied thousands of Tn Saturday after a most thaT'tirJVIagl, or Wise Men, were ancients there was a part of the heav- years in its completion. As we have ason. learned. ThejrQuld, therefore, make ens called the zodiac. It was a belt seen, the Star of Bethlehem bad a T 1 nti - l discrimuse of words and terms-wl- th encircling the heavens on each side of periodic time, which must necessarily kit Lake City has expend- ination. But not only were they the ecliptic, or apparent path of the have corresponded with "the fullness astronomers. sun among the stars, within which the of time." But the periodic times of In public Improvements learned, they were astronoman used when larger planets always remain. It exHence, they Mars, Jupiter. Saturn are all known st year. to would use the approprion either 6lde and are of short duration. Even if tended ical term, eight they degrees tnnual reunion of the In- - ate word or phrase descriptive of the of the ecliptic. It was divided Into we apply the periodic time to the conrans of Mt. Pleasant was object referred to. They use the word twelve parts called the Signs of the junctions of the planets the objection a sham battle being "aster," which means an ordinary and Zodiac. The different countries of Btill holds good. The times of the the earth were divided among the conjunctions are known and are com!ith, day. permanent star, not an extraordinary one. twelve nd signs. Judea belonged to the paratively short. So that attractive temporary in Salt hospital in the Bible star la used only sign plsces, the twelfth. The Magi, as Is the theory of Kepler, we must Now, h been tenantless for the a twofold signification literally or like all other astrologers or astrondlmiss it, and look elsewhere. ks. there not being a (n If It figurative sens It omers, believed in that division. There is one star which fulfils all Cgurntlvely smallpox In the city. new brass band is being organ at Salem. vt main service has been estab Clover to St. John. pirbot killed a wildcat weigh-Jutpounds near Kaysvllle. ladles at Central are to profile Old Maid's- Convention." 9 are being distributed for the le line from Cedar City to St. the Gaelic priests or Druids that the star of Bethlehem appeared, let us go back to primitive times, when Mag-iswas incorporated with Zoraster-is- m -- m. Al-for- d, Besides the n the-obje- "the star." Magi Chief Magian, Balaam, the or Arch Druid of hla time, was a prophet like Iarbonel of the Gaels. In his prophecy, which still lives, he uttered, under the inspiration of Jehovah, "The star shall come out of Jacob." Sirius was "the star" to all Itab-Ma- - -- The stars symbolized kings He whom Sirius symbolized, therefore, would be greatest of or rulers. 1 ' all kings. If we could connect Siriua in any way with Jacob at the time of the Nativity there could be no question-ato the star of Bethlehem. And we can do It. . The twelfth sign of the Zodiac was Pisces. And Pisces was the Sign of Palestine, or Jacob, --or land of Judea. That part of the heavens known ,as Pisces presented a most, . s remarkable spectaclo at the time of the Nativity. There the splendor . sentenced to the penl- Ive years for the killing :rd a Haynes In Salt Lake Jis been released on parole. 'Salt Lake police muddle haa Yen settled, William J. Lynch. :n appointed chief of police, confirming the appoint- - s. s. 4 " there wer or "the Immor- Ahura-Mazd- a Amesha-Spenta- tal Holy Ones." There was a third class lower than the Amesha-SpentaAmong this class were Mlthra and, Tistrya. Mlthra was the spirit of light, or the sun. Tistrya was the spirit of the brightest star in the firmament, or Slrius. Ultimately Mlthra became associated with Ahura-Mazd- a and placed almost on an equalhim. So we may exclude-Mithr- a with ity Tisfrom our calculations. trya, next to the Divinity, became of the Magi's reverence. Sirlus was his 6tar, and thus became to the - T7- East Must Have Been a Magian Star Were the Magi, or Wise Men, Keltic Druids? "3 , 1 1 is on foot In Salt Lake City looking to ' the formation of a branch of the. National Citizens Alliance. Its object la to discourage and diacouptenancc strikes and loekouts.- There la every indication that within six months Ogden will have in oper ation a complete Iron works plant "" . . . -- ' .: - .,... ' i ... . of pig-- Iron. Lvsboya of Ogden" have (association for social ben- tectlon. Carriers for all ,ers have joined and there ibout thirty members. .Jt'.tor Charles S. Tingey last week i out about Ja.OOO to the sheep 'Jfhere are twenty of them. draw ?r day under the new J lam hUI ... legie free library In Ogden Fctimpleto list of doc- - the Mor- historical worka-oThe list Is to be selected Ab furnished by the first Vh. obey, aged 55, died at Is daughter, Mrs. Ma- a at Midway, where he vcr forty years. He y Josfph Smith at J. H. Wade fa In tth killing the Chines mine at Alia abotit the tragedy, but ling was the result ol r a glaes of water. p if Eden lost a wagon wood in Ogden canyon when tho,' wagon slipped IJrrlunately the react team aia not go ovei ent a I o! killfn? Canfain' lO.Tle? police foreff. r 1 .. ... . have b"n west of Jerusafore, lem. ThlfsNj a point to be borne In tnlnd, aa weia'l have" to refer to it more particular v 'al''' on-- - Th con clusion here arriV'd at Is contrary to the' generally rerV'Ti opinion. As far aa I am a war ! It Is TmlversaHy So far we have traced some of the necessary conditions of the atar. Let ua now try and discover the star that fulfils these conditlona. In doing so we shall briefly discuss the different theories put forth and held by different people, some of them men of great eminence In their own particular sphere. We shall also show the untenablenesa of the different hypothesis. I The etar waa not an angel. No less a father of the church than held thia view. He believed It waa an angelic apparition. No doubt angeia were sent on messages from Heaven to men, and the Angel Gabriel waa used in the Annunciation. But the angelic vision would disappear with th accomplishment of the oV Ject. Not o the atar; It remained. II The atar waa not a meteor. Thia view haa been largely held. It la asserted that some kind of meteoric phenomenon would best meet the of the case. But any meteor drawn to the earth would either be consumed by the atmospheric friction or else would fall to the ground and become extinguished. Its appearance would be almost momentary. III The atar waa not a comet. One of the greatest fathers of the church, Oregen. held this view. But not all the weight of Oregen'a great scholarship could obtain credence for such a belief. Just recently thia thwry of a comet haa been revived, unconsciously, however, that Orrgen waa the father of 1L Prof. David Forbes in England and Prof. Ferviss In America both claimed to have Identified the Flar of ttethlhem with Halley'a comet. At the time I refuted the theory In an article that appeared !n the ChicaPoet. April 11, 1903, go Evnfr-IV' Th ar Waa not a conjunction la tb most feasible of planHt.-Thf- s as wll as fascinating theory. It Is that of th pr'H.t asfrnnomer, Keplef. He calculated hat there waa a con- The-ophyla- ct mut donfd by tart wV; - Major a star In motion It changed Its position In the heavena. Motion la characteristic of all the heavenly bodies; and the words of the aacred narrative are, "The star went before them till It came." When first they aaw the atar it occupied a particular apot In the sky. Now, however, It haa a different position, mt reJatrvely because of the change In the field of observation, but absolutely by change of location In the heavens. No doubt the motion was a movement In its orbit This will appear more plainly from our next proposition. S. It was a rUr that had an aiders-tic-e It atood at a particular point In the sky above them. The statement la very distinct: "It came and stood ovor where the young child was." 4. It waa a star that moved in an orbit It bad a periodic time. This ia a most remarkable alatement. We are told that Herod privately learned of the Maet "whit time the atar appeared." The margin of the Revised Veraion glvea ua a better, because a more correct translation of the phrase; It la, "The time of the atar that appeared." But the literal rendering ia "the time of the appearing It waa a atar that bad a relative position In the sky it waa In the east. Assuming that the correct rendering of "anatole" Is "in the east." then It haa reference to that particular" part of the heavens to the east vt the observer. TLe observers, there- . dorre. oti rt real star. 2. It was 5. for a bp w trial In th rsham It. Ma We prntnr' for murdei 1 meatj a king or other civil ruler, an ecclesiastical teacher, and perhaps an ngel. It Is not used in its metaphorical sense here. Therefore it means a tar." rments made by Chief En Newell of the govern . . . max.ion prrvire oeiore inf com risfon of the Irrigation la it rongress. appgrrn Vmtn"nt frrfeatlon worl ftAiUn Ctah In tbo im . . . I'll lf t . ..." -., . - K o. -- , . . . ... . . . - net about (Clark, a miner, during a fit of 3. l"n:y, attempted suicide In a In Sa!t Lake Cltv. tak- of morphine, but his condl-- j uacoverea in time to nave Tied T'.-- -. "' '. 'I' s. CM - ' - - j the conditions, (a) It waa in an especial sense the Magi's star, (b) It has a periodic time, (t) Its revolution Is of Indefinite length, (d) It waa In the sign Pisces at the birth of our Lord, (e) I beliave we can find a peculiarity by which it could be called "Hia Star." That star waa Siriua, the brightest In the firmament of heaven. Before we can arrive at our final conclusion It Is necessary to learn something about the Wine Men, or Magi. Who w re the Magl? Where did they come from? The etymology of the word Magi la Involved in much doubt It la generally supposed to be primarily a Persian word, but the Persian Is only a form of the original. Our word Magus, of which Magi ia the plural, Is but the Latin rendering of the Greek Magos, the Persian of which is probably Maz. Max la cognate to MaJ in Major, Mag In Magnus and M?g in Mogas (Raw linson). "It la an intensitlve and means much or all." In Persian name for God, It means the all wise or all powerful. The Irish word Druid mcana wisdom or Magian. It la worthy of record that the Irish Scriptures render "there came wise men from the east" by "there came Druids from the east" The Irish words are: "Draioch o naird ahoir go HSerusalem," which shows the Irish belief that the Druids were Magians. It ia a matter of history that part of the Gaels or Irish in the westward movement of the race rfturned by the valley of the Danube and settled in Asia Minor. They prefixed their own tame to Asia, and called their , abode or Galatia, as It came to he spelled. Whether the Druids. or Magi to whom the Star of IMhlehrm appeared wer rJdeirts of Ireland, ficythla, or Oalatla Is Immaterial, for trey were all the a .. r?r I Ahura-Maz-d- Gael-Asia- -- y of the heavena appeared to culminate. The sun seemed to shine with a deeper effulgence. Meteors, precursors of some mighty event, flashed athwart the Rky. Comets shot from out the darkness of apace and Illuminated the sign with their fiery flow. Mara and Jupiter and Saturn halted In their orblta to focus their lights Into one mighty blaze In Places. And wondrous Right! The star the Magians' Star his star Sirlus! enters Places, and is now in Jacob! Tbia wondrous event occurred In B. C. 5. The heliacal rising of Siriua took place on the same day In four aucccssive years, the fifth, fourth, third and second 11. C. There is something most remarkable about this heliacal rising. It is on the tame day. But sameness ia unity. It thua symbolizes the Unity of the Deity. Then, assuming that B. C. 4 Is the correct year of the Nativity, which scholars assert, there waa one year before the birth and three after it In the symbolism of niimbera one Is and three Trinity. But the oneUnity beyear fore birth signified the past revelation of God, or unity of the Deity. The three yt-ar- after the birth s symbol- ized the new revelation, the Trinity of Persona. lastly unity and trinity 'one year threo years) equal the complete and perfect number Tour, the yeara that Slrius may be said to have remained in Pisces. This symbolism occurs with the rising of Siriua, which signified the rising of the Light of the World. It waa as if, whilst heaven's arches rarg with the angels load acclaim, 8lrlus flashed through space, "Arise! Shine! For thy light is come!" -- f RaTcnawood, Nativity, U02. t, Chicago, t.; IMS. of lha Feast - ,- by F. P. f 'v.... Puffy.