STARS Where Life Begins

When they had heard the king, they went their way; and lo, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came to rest over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy...

−Matthew 2:9-10

For nearly 2,000 years, astronomers, theologians, skeptics and believers have pondered the story of the star of Bethlehem. Did some celestial display actually mark Jesus birth, or is the biblical reference merely figurative? Did a new star really appear in the heavens? Could it...

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