How Many Wise Men Traveled to Bethlehem? What Were Their Names?

How Many Wise Men Traveled to Bethlehem? What Were Their Names?

Mosaic of the Three Wise Men in Persian Clothing(photo by Nina-no CC-BY-2.5  more) Article Preview According to Matthew 2:1-12, wise men (Magi) from the east arrived in Jerusalem saying: “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his...
Was the Christmas “Star” a Meteor (Fireball)?

Was the Christmas “Star” a Meteor (Fireball)?

A Meteor Over the South Australian Desert (2011)(by C m handler / CC-BY-SA-3.0 more) Article Preview(skip preview) A handful of astronomical candidates have been proffered as candidates for the Christmas “star” (aster). One such proposal...
Was the Christmas “Star” a Recurring Nova?

Was the Christmas “Star” a Recurring Nova?

Nova M31 Explosion 2001Odd Trondal (CC-BY-SA-3.0 more) Article Preview(skip preview) Novae are fairly uncommon events and a nova occurring around the time of Jesus’ birth would have most probably caught the attention of the Magi (pseudo...