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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureReligion & Spirituality · 9 years ago

What was the star of Bethlehem?

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  • ?
    Lv 5
    9 years ago
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    It was a sign in heaven that the Savior of the world was come. Many try to explain it in astrological terms as though it was just a natural alignment of certain planets. That may be the case. But if it is, how does one explain the prophecy of it thousands of years before by people that had no knowledge of the progression of the universe?

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    The Star of Bethlehem is associated with the visit of the magi (wise men) from the East as recorded in Matthew 2:1-12. The text implies the Star appeared only to the magi in the East (the “East” most likely being the area of Persia, or modern-day Iran). There is no biblical record of anyone else observing this phenomenon. The magi saw something in the heavens that alerted them the Jewish Messiah was to be born (in Matthew 2:2 the magi refer to the star as being “His star”). The Star prompted them to travel to Jerusalem, the Jewish capital. This would be the logical place to start looking for the birth of the King of the Jews.

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  • 5 years ago

    After listening to the king, they went on their way. And there it became—the megastar that they had considered contained in the east! It led them till it got here and stopped above the position the position the youngster became. Matthew 2:9 “Stars” (i.e., planets) evidently commute from east to west through the heavens, not from north to south. could it is that “the megastar” which the Magi said and which led them to a particular domicile became the Shekinah glory of God? that similar glory had led the toddlers of Israel through the wilderness for 40 years as a pillar of hearth and cloud. possibly this became what they said contained in the East, and for want of a better valuable time period they called it a “megastar.” All different efforts to describe this megastar are insufficient (including a conjunction of Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars; a supernova; a comet; etc.).

  • ?
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    Venus and Jupitor coming together. For more explanation see the sight on the Star of Bethlehem - story also available on DVD.

    http://www.bethlehemstar.net/

    http://www.bethlehemstar.net/dance/dance.htm

    By the following June, Jupiter had finished crowning Regulus. The Planet of Kings traveled on through the star field toward another spectacular rendezvous, this time with Venus, the Mother Planet. This conjunction was so close and so bright that it is today displayed in hundreds of planetaria around the world by scientists who may know nothing of Messiah. They do it because what Jupiter did makes such a great planetarium show. Jupiter appeared to join Venus. The planets could not be distinguished with the naked eye.

  • 9 years ago

    “Star” Seen After Jesus’ Birth. The “astrologers from eastern parts,” hence from the neighborhood of Babylon, whose visit to King Herod after the birth of Jesus resulted in the slaughter of all the male infants in Bethlehem, were obviously not servants or worshipers of the true God. (Mt 2:1-18) As to the “star” (Gr., a‧ster′) seen by them, many suggestions have been given as to its having been a comet, a meteor, a supernova, or, more popularly, a conjunction of planets. None of such bodies could logically have ‘come to a stop above where the young child was,’ thereby identifying the one house in the village of Bethlehem where the child was found. It is also notable that only these pagan astrologers “saw” the star. Their condemned practice of astrology and the adverse results of their visit, placing in danger the life of the future Messiah, certainly allow for, and even make advisable, the consideration of their having been directed by a source adverse to God’s purposes as relating to the promised Messiah. It is certainly reasonable to ask if the one who “keeps transforming himself into an angel of light,” whose operation is “with every powerful work and lying signs and portents,” who was able to make a serpent appear to speak, and who was referred to by Jesus as “a manslayer when he began,” could not also cause astrologers to ‘see’ a starlike object that guided them first, not to Bethlehem, but to Jerusalem, where resided a mortal enemy of the promised Messiah.—2Co 11:3, 14; 2Th 2:9; Ge 3:1-4; Joh 8:44.

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    Source(s): it-2 p. 1033 Star
  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    Since it "stopped" over the stable in which the child jesus lay, it was NOT a burning physical phenomenon millions of miles away in space. The magi from persia told mary of it, and said it "led" them from the east. So this is, simply, a miracle that lets us know his birth was foretold by the hebrew scriptures. Which the magi had from the jewish imprisonment earlier in persia.

    Source(s): john 3:16 eph 2:8---psalm 51 (salvation)
  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    It was the supernatural sign that God placed in the sky over the place where Jesus was so that the wise men could find their way to go and worship Jesus and bring Him gifts of gold, Frankincense and Myrrh

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    A star/supernova/comet that according to Christian mythology the wise men followed which led them to Bethlehem to witness the birth of Jesus

  • 9 years ago

    There are several hypotheses, equally valid.

    • A supernova, wiping out all life on any nearby star systems

    • A comet

    • A conjunction of Mars, Venus and Jupiter

    • A UFO

    • A poetic device

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    A means of directing the Magi (wise men) to jesus on behalf of herod.Bear in mind herod was to issue the order to slaughter all baby boys does it seem plausible that god provided this star???

  • ?
    Lv 6
    9 years ago

    The following link will explain Yeshua's birth and the prophet Daniel's connection in detail.

    http://messianicgentiles.blogspot.com/2010/04/yesh...

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