About the birth of Jesus the Magi found out thanks to a very rare planetary alignment.
Matthews examined the historical, astronomical and biblical records to draw conclusions about the nature of the star of Bethlehem. So, in his opinion, about the birth of Jesus the Magi found out thanks to a very rare planetary alignment.
According to the records relied upon by the expert, in this time, the Sun, Jupiter, Moon and Saturn was in Aries, while Venus was in Pisces, and mercury and Mars were on the other side, in Taurus. According to his calculations, a similar phenomenon will repeat only after 500 thousand years.
The Bethlehem star — a mysterious celestial phenomenon, which, according to the gospel of Matthew, the Magi called the “star”. Seeing her in the East, they decided that he was born “king of the Jews” and had come to Jerusalem to worship him.
Thus, according to the opinion of the Church, the star of Bethlehem was rather wonderful, not the astronomical phenomenon. Fulfilling its purpose, it disappeared from the sky. At different times scientists have put forward the hypothesis that the role of miraculous signs were Halley’s comet, the visual connection of Jupiter and Saturn, Saturn and Mars, Jupiter and Regulus. There were also several variants of outbreaks of new and supernovae.
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