Thursday, December 24, 2015

What exactly was this mysterious "star of wonder"?


Interview
What Kind of Astronomical Marvel was the Star of Bethlehem?
And was it even a star? A biblical scholar investigates the mysterious object that guided the Magi to Jesus.
Interview by Greg Cootsona
We know, from the Gospel of Matthew, that these kings—or "Magi," as Matthew calls them—saw something brilliant in the night sky, a celestial body that beckoned them to Jesus' birthplace in Bethlehem. But what exactly was this mysterious "star of wonder"?... continue reading >>


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