Holiday in Arauca – Arauca Travel for On this note, it is interesting that in Luke Zechariah, at the birth of John the Baptist, prophesied that, on account of God’s tender mercy, the rising [star not sunrise, contra ESV and many English versions anatole; cf. Matt. , shall visit us from on high to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. This striking prophecy concerning the coming of the Messiah draws heavily on astronomical imagery, particularly from Isa. As I. Howard Marshall The Gospel of Luke A Commentary on the Greek Text, New International Greek Testament Commentary [Grand Rapids, MI Eerdmans, , ? points out, although anatole could be used by metonymy for the rising Sun, it could equally refer to a rising celestial body other than the Sun. He observes that here, where its second intended meaning is Shoot or Branch, alluding to Isaiah’s oracle concerning the Messiah’s coming Isa. Holiday in Arauca – Arauca Travel 2016.