Re: [asa] Star of Bethlehem presentation?

From: John Walley <>
Date: Mon Nov 23 2009 - 19:54:24 EST

But that would be rather obvious then and everyone would be there. And the shepards wouldn't need the angel to appear to them. And for that matter Herod would be able to find them as well. I think it was something more discreet like the signs that needed interpreting like Larson points out. I think he is on to it. I do agree though that God could intervene like this to David C's point earlier, just not by disrupting the planetary motions. But in this case it just doesn't fit. JOhn ________________________________ From: Kirk Bertsche <> To: AmericanScientificAffiliation Affiliation <> Cc: John Walley <>; Allan Harvey <>; David Clounch <> Sent: Mon, November 23, 2009 7:27:19 PM Subject: Re: [asa] Star of Bethlehem presentation? There is also the theory that the Star of Bethlehem was a re-appearance of the shekinah glory from the OT (the cloud and pillar of fire that led Israel through the wilderness).  I first heard this suggestion from a Gordon College astronomy professor at an ASA meeting many years ago.  After reviewing all of the many theories, he made his case for this one.  This suggestion has biblical precedent, and explains how the star could lead the magi and then stop over the correct house. Kirk On Nov 20, 2009, at 6:48 PM, David Clounch wrote: I have never believed it was a star.  Just read the scriptures.  It clearly doesn't describe the path a  star would take.  Who made up this star story anyway?  Sort of sounds like St Nick getting turned into Santa Claus.   > >

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