Frederick A. Larson

r & CRonovan and Colleen combine BeWoW and Writer’s Quote each Wednesday. Stop by  their sites and visit their eclectic blogs for entertainment and enlightenment.

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The Star of Bethlehem

“It’s an astronomical mystery. A strange star is claimed to have appeared at the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. This site is an investigation of the story found in the Biblical Gospel of Matthew, a story often called the ‘Star of Bethlehem.’ It brings the words of Roman and Jewish historians alongside the visions of ancient prophets. It mixes “modern” mathematicians with murderous turmoil in the Roman imperial court. It combines all these with astronomical facts which no one disputes. And it concludes that the star was a real event. Come solve this age-old mystery for yourself…” Frederick A. Larson

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When I first discovered Larson’s research I was excited to read about his studies and his writings about the heavens and the star. The ability to go back in time and see the celestial bodies in the position that they were at the time of Jesus’ birth is a marvel. I revisit his site every year and watch the documentary on YouTube.

“Documentary The Star of Bethlehem – scholars debate whether the Star of Bethlehem is a legend created by the early church or a miracle that marked the advent of Christ. Is it possible that the star was a real, astronomical event?” YouTube 

3 thoughts on “Frederick A. Larson

  1. Pingback: #Writer’s Quote Wednesday & #BeWoW – The Weekly Wrap-Up from 12/9/15 | Silver Threading

  2. I will have to watch your documentary, Meredith. I have read some research that puts the date closer to March or April for the star’s appearance and Christ’s birth. Always a fascinating subject. Thanks for sharing. This was the perfect quote for Christmas! ❤

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