The Star of Bethlehem or Christmas star is well known from the story of the 3 wise men but is there any evidence that it actually happened, scientists have been arguing for years about what this could have been and putting forward theories based on astronomical data and historical writings and sightings from other ancient cultures such as the Chinese.
Nobody has come up with a definitive answer with conjunctions of the Major Planets being one of the most common theories based on the fact that there was a very close conjunction of Venus and Jupiter in the year 2 BC, however this doesn’t fit all the historical data as one of the central characters of the story King Herod is thought to have died in 4 BC.
“Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy.”
- Luke 2:10
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