a. It signified birth.
b. It signified kingship.
c. It had a connection to the Jewish nation.
d. It rose in the east, like other stars (due to the rotation of the earth).
e. It appeared at a precise time.
f. Herod didn’t know when it appeared.
g. It endured over time.
h. It was ahead of the wise men as they traveled south from Jerusalem to Bethlehem.
i. It stopped over Bethlehem.