Star of Bethlehem Discovered
IT'S AN ASTRONOMICAL MYSTERY!A strange star is claimed to have appeared at the birth of Jesus of Nazareth.This is an investigation of the story found in the Biblical
Gospel of Matthew
, astory often called the 'Star of Bethlehem.' It brings the words of Roman andJewish historians alongside the visions of ancient prophets. It mixes "modern"mathematicians with murderous turmoil in the Roman imperial court. Itcombines all these with astronomical facts which no one disputes. And itconcludes that the star was a real event. Come solve this age-old mystery for yourself...
"well-researched and reasonable"Former Chief of Planetary Astronomy, NASA, and Technical Editor,
Sky & Telescope
magazine"models the scientific method at its best"Distinguished Professor of Old Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary"wide-ranging and insightful scholarship"Former Publisher and Editor,
magazine, and President, AmericanAssociation for the Advancement of Science
THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM FASCINATES. For millennia, believers, scoffers andthe curious have wondered at the Biblical account of the Star. The Bible recountsunusual, or even impossible astronomical events at Christ's birth. For manydoubters, the account of the Star is easily dismissed as myth. For many believers,it's a mystery accepted on faith. But what happens if we combine current historicalscholarship, astronomical fact and an open mind? Judge for yourself...Texas law professor and dedicated Christian Fredrick Larson began a search for theliteral reality of the biblical account of the star of Bethlehem after making and puttingup a nativity scene for his daughter in their front garden one Christmas. He had for awhile pondered concerning this most unusual event of a star that had heralded thebirth of the worlds saviour, and desired to study into the history of it. This simple actof placing a Christmas scene of the three wise men in his garden re-triggered thatdesire, putting him on a ten-year investigation into astronomy, biblical history andtheological investigation.Just as every person that ever pondered this account before him, he asked himself whether this star was an angel, a comet, or an exploding planet or star, or maybe ashooting star etc?