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Excerpt from Aliens & In-laws

The "Star" of Bethlehem

T
he star of Bethlehem, which marked the spot where the infant Christ was born, was in all likelihood an HFO (Heavenly Flying Object). How else can we explain such a bright object so close to the Earth that it illuminated the stable where Jesus was born and remained stationery at His birth, yet later moved and guided the Three Wise Men to baby Christ’s location? If it were an ordinary, but extra-bright, star I doubt the uneducated shepherds could have distinguished it from all the other stars, as they did, nor would they be able to find Jesus unless something guided them, or the object was low enough to light up a specific place. Probably both (see Figures 48 & 49).
 
     
 

"Tidings Of Joy

 
  Figure 48 - The “star” of Bethlehem poised over the manger, as an angel of the Lord announces to the local shepherds, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” St. Luke 2:8-15
 

The “Star” Of Bethlehem

The object (more likely, objects) was unique enough to attract the attention of the “wise men” from as far away as Persia which is some 1,200 miles distant. A later legend says that they were kings and names them Melchior, Caspar, and Balthazar. And then it was said that these three kings came from the three continents of Asia, Africa, and Europe. It is a beautiful tradition, symbolizing the kings of the earth from all directions and races gathered to pay homage to the newborn King of the Jews. The wise men, however, were all from the East (as stated in Matthew 2:1), probably from Persia, where ancient astrologers believed that stars heralded the birth of human beings destined for greatness. Luther thought that the wise men were neither kings nor princes but “merely honorable men like our professors and preachers.”

The Magi visited the baby Christ at least several months after His birth because they were carried there by camels and horses (it may have taken up to two years, which would explain why King Herod The Great ordered the death of all Jewish boys 2 years or younger). Tehran is roughly one thousand miles away, as the crow flies, but the Magi would likely have taken the merchant trade routes, extending the distance up to several hundred miles. As speculation, 1,000 miles would have taken a very long time to travel, especially in the company of a princely entourage, many of whom would likely have been on foot. Most experts speculate such travelers at the time would have only gained around 6 to 10 miles a day.

Some have speculated that several “stars” actually led the wise men from their native lands. Each Magi may have followed a separate HFO which, in turn, may have joined the Bethlehem mother ship at some point. When they all arrived in Jerusalem they lost sight of their star and asked the people where they could find baby Jesus. King Herod found out and sent for them and asked them to tell him where Jesus was so he could go there and worship him, too (a lie):
 
   

ST. MATTHEW 2:9 When they had heard the king they departed; and lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, til it came and stood over where

10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and

[Underlines added for emphasis]

 
 
Clearly, this was no ordinary star. This star moved and “went before them, til’ it came and stood...” If the light had been visible, such as a comet would be if it somehow cast a light over the manger as some have speculated (dismissing the fact that it's impossible for comets to focus light), surely King Herod could have seen it for himself and sent his assassins to do his dirty work. Another key passage is that baby Jesus is no longer in a stable’s manger at an Inn-keeper’s establishment, but in His own home with His parents. This incident clearly has taken place some time after Jesus’ birth, I would guess a minimum of six months (if they travelled 6 to 7 miles per day every day without a break) up to two years later (the most likely because of Herod's order).

After they departed, an angel appeared to them and warned them that King Herod actually planned to kill baby Jesus. Once the wise men found Jesus and had given Him their gifts, they departed another way back to their own countries, having been told to do so by the angel. At that time, the "star" of Bethlehem disappeared and King Herod, obviously, never found the infant Christ.


Justifiably, Herod was dead within the year, having suffered a painful and grisly death.

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