The Bethlehem star; just to say this phrase may bring to mind a localized news paper. In fact, you have heard of this local herald of the Middle East. At least once a year, the words bring mention of an event which occurred just over 2,000 years ago.
The images we conjure are often of angelic beings among the radiance of this star, trumpeting the arrival of ‘Emmanuel', the long awaited Messiah. Angels, curious animals, three wise men (kings, maji); The Magi will be somewhat central to this story. The star meant something to them. How did they know Jesus would be born?
Dr. Michael Molnar, Ph.D. in Astronomy has written a book entitled, The Star of Bethlehem: The Legacy of the Magi. In Molnar's work, he discusses having purchased an ancient coin from Antioch Syria. The coin commemorates the superstitious belief that a king would be born when ....Click here to continue reading.