Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 1 decade ago

The Star of Bethlehem?

What is your scientific view of the The Star of Bethlehem?

11 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The Star of Bethlehem is Sirius, also known as Alpha Canis Major, the brightest star in the sky. The Three Kings which follow the Star of Bethlehem at the three stars in the belt of Orion which point toward Sirius and proceed it in the night sky.

    The mythology is much older than Christianity. The same Three Kings and Star in the East also announced the birth of Horus.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    After hearing the king, they went on their way. And there it was—the star they had seen in the east! It led them until it came and stopped above the place where the child was.

    Matthew 2:9

    “Stars” (i.e., planets) naturally travel from east to west across the heavens, not from north to south. Could it be that “the star” which the Magi saw and which led them to a specific house was the Shekinah glory of God? That same glory had led the children of Israel through the wilderness for 40 years as a pillar of fire and cloud. Perhaps this was what they saw in the East, and for want of a better term they called it a “star.” All other efforts to explain this star are inadequate (such as a conjunction of Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars; a supernova; a comet; etc.).

    Source(s): —Bible Knowledge Commentary also:
  • 1 decade ago

    On December 25th ever so often there is an alignment of 3 stars/planets. This created the bright star effect. (Or maybe it was an angel. But that theory wouldn't be scientific!)

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Astronomers think there were two different phenomena.

    A triple conjunction of two planets in an astrological sign.

    Followed by a supernova in the sky over Bethlehem.

    Remember the wise men were astrologers.

    This doesn't mean that astrology is valid.

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  • 4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Personally does not matter what it was, it herald in the birth of my Savior, Jesus Christ. It even showed three gentile astrologers that the Savior of the world was born. So what difference does it make what it was, more important is what is represented.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    "star of Bethlehem" = babylonian astrology

    "Magi" = magicians

    "water into wine" = alchemy

    "miracle" = magic

    "holy trinity" = polytheism

    Don't you just love those christians how they justify their own magic by inventing nice names?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Just a bright star...probably exploded by now.

  • 1 decade ago

    Halley's (or another) Comet. This would also explain the amount of time it was visible.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


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