Enlightenment Archive 'Star of Bethlehem' Category

Star of Bethlehem 1

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

Part 1 of 3 : Taken from an essay written by: Michele Crudele

Star of Bethlehem: The Gospel of Matthew is the only source in the New Testament that talks about this topic, calling it a “star” (Greek: astér). The full text says: « When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, “Where is the newborn king of the Jews?

Star of Bethlehem 2

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

Part 2 of 3 : Taken from an essay written by: Michele Crudele

Star of Bethlehem: According to Herodotus (5th century B.C.), the Magi (Greek: mágoi) were a caste of the Medeans, belonging to the erudite priests, who studied the sacred books and watched the sky (see Histories, book I, 101), but the most recent investigations place their origin in Babylonia and Persia, more than in Medea.

Star of Bethlehem 3

Thursday, December 22nd, 2005

Part 3 of 3 : Taken from an essay written by: Michele Crudele

Star of Bethlehem: From a summary of what we have seen in the analysis of the text of the Gospel and what we can deduce from it, we can extract some minimal requirements that a natural explanation of the Star of Bethlehem (that is, a real natural object or phenomenon) should have.

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