3 day vacations for The Star was up in the sky in front of them and seemed to move forward, leading them proago; v It was probably culminating around this time i.e., it was at the meridian and hence basically due south. This celestial guidance of the Magi to Bethlehem was not, strictly speaking, necessary, because, after their meeting with Herod, they would undoubtedly have known where Bethlehem was. Probably, however, the presence of the Star at this point functioned to conirm the Magi in their mission and to endue in them a sense that they were being ushered into the Messiah’s presence, thereby heightening their sense of anticipation. . The Star, having gone before the Magi on their way to Bethlehem, proceeded to descend and then stand over one particular house on Bethlehem’s skyline. 3 day vacations 2016.