theology December 22, 2016 WHAT exactly WAS the STAR of Jesus? Click to join the conversation with over 500,000 Pentecostal believers and scholars Click to get our FREE MOBILE APP and stay connected | PentecostalTheology.com SIGN UP to RECEIVE our weekly NEWSLETTERS on PENTECOST WHAT exactly WAS the STAR of Jesus? jesusourcogstar PentecostalTheology .com Previous articleWhat is the difference in response between Zechariah and Mary? Next articlePro-Abortion to Pro-Life in 4 Minutes! (VIDEO) 2 Comments Reply December 23, 2016 Varnel Watson That the Star was an astronomical body is strongly suggested by, among other things, Matthew’s word “star” (astēr) and the astronomical term “rising” (Matthew 2:2, 9). But what precisely was the Star? A quick look at Matthew’s account reveals that, whatever the Star was, it was first observed by the Magi more than a year before Herod’s slaughter of Bethlehem’s infants. And many months after this first appearance, it did something in connection with a “rising” in the eastern sky that deeply impacted the Magi. Then, within a couple of months of that, the Star was in the southern evening sky ushering the eastern astrologers to Bethlehem before standing over the house, pinpointing it as the place where the Messiah was. This information eliminates all of the hypotheses offered to explain the Star except one Reply December 23, 2016 Street Preacherz Jupiter, the King star, rising between the paws of Leo. The elliptical course of the earth caused Jupiter to stand still over Bethlehem. reference, “the star of Bethlehem” a documentary. It is a wonderful, external proof of Biblical accuracy. If this is mentioned my apologies Troy Day Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Cancel replyComment * Name Email Website Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.