For almost two millennia, scholars, prophets, astronomers and astrologers have diligently searched the skies for the star which announced the birth of Jesus Christ.
A review of the gospel of Matthew and all other historical materials indicate that the "star" was visible only to the "wise men".
In the days of the "ancients" astronomy and astrology were combined in the "science" of "stargazing" and those who specialized in "stargazing" were called "wise men".
Herod, king of Judea at the time of the birth of Christ, without doubt, entertained the counsel of "stargazers" in his court. It was a common practice to seek the advice of "wise men" and such practices continue today although in a less visible way.
Herod was unaware of any unusual "stellar" events during the time period which included the arrival of the Magi. Thus, he inquired about the appearance of the "star" which guided them to Judea to seek the "new king".
The "Star of Bethlehem" was an astrological event incorporating astronomical data (planetary locations) that must be interpreted using the ancient astrological methods.
Commentators for the past six hundred years have consistently determined that it was routine planetary "conjunctions" (two planets very close in the sky) visible to everyone, that announced the "divine birth".
The conclusions of the many commentators do not address three most important issues:
1) The "star" was not noticed or even "visible" to anyone but the wise men.
3) The accuracy of the time frame established in the gospels regarding:
Some of our present beliefs regarding "ancient" civilizations are:
It is the Magi who were guided by the appearance of the rare and most incredible star and who were immortalized in Matthew's fantastic account of this great event.
Matthew indicates unequivocally that the ancients were:
aware of a "Sun centered" solar system
It is written in the language of Man's first true science.
Since the inception of the gospels, science has searched for some tangible proof of the existence of the biblical Christ and has come back empty handed.
The presence of the phenomenal celestial event, called The Star of Bethlehem , which spanned the entire solar system, provides tangible and reproducible proof of the accuracy of Matthew's account of the star.
What it is that I have found is recorded within these pages. You are invited to navigate beyond "cultural filters" to obtain a glimpse of, what I believe is, "ultimate and universal truth".
A portion of the journey is "within"...
...and many of the road markers are metaphors.