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The star of Bethlehem : an astronomer's view

Author: Mark R Kidger
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Two thousand years ago, according to the Bible, a star rose low in the east and stopped high above Bethlehem. Was it a miracle, a sign from God to herald the birth of Christ? Was there a star at all, or was it simply added to the Bible to fulfill the Old Testament prophecy concerning the birth of the Messiah? Or was the Star of Bethlehem an actual astronomical event? For hundreds of years, astronomers as prominent
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mark R Kidger
ISBN: 0691058237 9780691058238
OCLC Number: 41273124
Awards: Runner-up for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2000
Description: xi 306 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Matthew's star --
A star over Bethlehem? --
The first Christmas --
Halley's comet and other red herrings --
Shooting stars and fiery rains --
Supernova Bethlehem? --
We three kings? --
Triple conjunctions: a key to unlocking the mystery? --
Is the answer written in Chinese? --
What was the Star of Bethlehem? --
Epilogue. Which star is the star? --
Appendix. The heavens above Bethlehem.
Responsibility: Mark Kidger.

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Several years ago, according to the Bible, a star rose low in the east and stopped high above Bethlehem. Was it a miracle? Drawing on Babylonian sky charts, medieval paintings, data from space  Read more...
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