Vacations usa for b. . What the Star did at or around the time of its heliacal rising persuaded the Magi that the King of the Jews, the Messiah, was born and could be found in Judea. This is demonstrated in their traveling to Judea v. and their question to the people in Jerusalem, Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? v The Magi were evidently aided in their interpretation of the meaning and signiicance of the astronomical scene by prophetic traditions in the Hebrew Bible, in particular Balaam’s oracle concerning a rising star-scepter in Numbers and messianic and eschatological prophecies in the book of Isaiah. We shall consider these prophecies in greater detail in chapter . The heavenly sign seen in the east communicated directly and/or indirectly to the Magi that the one born was divine in nature. Vacations usa 2016.