Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Bethlehem Star

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.


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    All the best with this Jim.

    It has been good to chat on the phone and get to know you better.

    In Jesus' name I pray for your blessings in ministry and for blessings with Vicki.

    Merry Christmas, once again.

  2. Thanks Russ,
    We'll be visiting with one another one day. Not sure when. But, it will happen.
    Merry Christmas

  3. We have a video called The Star of Bethlehem, in which an amateur astronomer uses star-charting software to show us what he thinks the star was. It's very interesting. If you send me you address, I can mail you a copy (we bought tons of extras, to give away).

    It's funny that you mention superstitions, because the presented in the video addresses that too. His take on it is that since God created the stars and set them in motion, it makes sense that He could have used them to signal His arrival on Earth. It's no superstition, if it points to Christ. :)

    Merry Christmas, Brother!

  4. Cool Greg,
    I'd be happy to check out the video.
    Email has my address.