The star of Bethlehem

Dusk on 7th June, -1 astronomical (-2BC), as viewed from Jerusalem, and the conjunction of Venus (the morning star) and Jupiter (Ha Tzaddiq, the righteous one) in Leo (the lion of Judah) is complete, creating the brightest object ever seen in the heavens.

Rick Larson points out that this is nine months since the sign of Melchizedek – perhaps that was to signify the conception of Jesus?

Also visible low in the sky is the other morning star, Mercury

Where were you… when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
– Job 38:7 (NASB)

In 2008, a team reported in Nature that stars do indeed sing. The surface of a star vibrates in the audio range. They recorded the sound of three stars similar to our Sun using France’s Corot space telescope.

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~ by scalambra on February 25, 2011.

One Response to “The star of Bethlehem”

  1. The link to the recording of star sounds is great ! It seems to have been Paracelsus who first proposed there was a starry firmament of stars within man. ‘Life is a pure flame and we live by an invisible sun within us’- Sir T.B.

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