Unraveling the Christmas Star Mystery
Gold Medal Winner
2013 Book of the Year
For Christian Education
Illumination Book Awards
Award sponsored by the Jenkins Group With the motto, "Shining a Light on Exemplary Christian Books."
The Illumination Book Awards honor the year's best new titles written and published with a Christian worldview.
Unraveling the Christmas Star Mystery won the Gold Medal in the Christian Education category.
To prove the existence of the Christmas star, fifteen years of ancient skies were surveyed using 68-NASA mathematically precise, astronomy computer programs and other commercially available programs.
Comparing astronomy events with ancient symbols and interpretations used by ancient sky watchers, the author discovered ten significant celestial birth announcements just prior to Christ's birth in 0004 A.D.
After verifying the data of each event with additional computer programs, she concluded the Christmas star over Bethlehem was the last of ten beautiful and very significant holy birth announcements showing the geographical position for what the ancient sky watchers determined was the birth of the greatest God to be born in the universe.
This illustrated book proves that the birth event presented in the Holy Bible is fact and will validate Christian beliefs.
Written for ages 12+, Unraveling the Christmas Star Mystery is the perfect gift for Christians, Bible scholars, historians, astronomers, Christian instructors, students of all ages, schools and parents.
ISBN - 13: 978-1477683972.
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H.J. Lewis, M.D. - Unraveling the Christmas Star Mystery is a thorough, accurate and spellbinding account of the Christmas Star phenomenon based on numerous NASA computer programs, Biblical passages, historical records, illustrations on ancient monuments, coins and legal seals dating back three thousand or more years.The scientific data with ancient observations and beliefs form a precise explanation of the birth of Jesus and the associated phenomenon of the Christmas Star. This text is a good source of information for the scholar, teacher, and population in general. Recommended highly for Biblical Scholars.
Jean Payens "Paladin" 4.00 out of 5 stars A very unique analysis, December 27, 2013. A very unique book that is quite thought provoking in its analysis and connections. Many have been critical of the Christmas Star mystery as well as the wise men but Ms. Baron logically shows why this could be one of the strongest arguments "for" the validity of the claim adding yet another proof to the Christian apologists' belt. Well done.
CHAPTERS: Introduction, Biblical Records, Basic Astronomy, Ancient Symbolism, Christmas Star Events, The Wisemen, Computer Evidence, Computer Programs, Endnotes, Glossary, References, Index.
ILLUSTRATIONS: Crab Nebula, Altitude, Azimuth, Axis Tilt, Zodiac Constellations, Sirius, Precession of Earths' Axis, Solar Eclipse, Legend Computer Graphics, and each event separately illustrated, #1 through #10.
NASA COMPUTER PROGRAMS USED TO SEARCH FOR THE CHRISTMAS STAR: Adjust Right Ascension & Declination for Precession, Altitude Azimuth, Altazimuth Calculator - Interpolator, Angular separation-Two Stars, Calendar, Calendrics, Close Encounters, Comet, Coordinates: Moon & Planets-any Date, Conjunction, Dynamic Planet Orbit Plotter for Different Solar Masses, Elongations & Transits of Polaris, Ephemerides, Ephemeris, Ephemeris Computer, Equinoxes & Solstices, Galilean Satellite Positions, Great Circle Distance, Julian Day & Calendar Interchange, Lunar Eclipse/Umbra, Lunar & Solar Eclipse Calculations, Mars: Next Opposition & Data, Messier and NGC Catalogs, Moon: Eclipses for Any Year, Moon Finder, Moon: Phases for Any Date, Moon Phase Program, Moon Phases, Moon Plotter for Phases/Locations, North Sky; A computerized Star Chart, Northern Star Field, Observer, Planet Coordinates, Planet Data, Planet Grand Tour, Planet Locator and Solar System Simulator, Planet Orbits, Planet Views, Precession, RA & DEC: Moon & Planets-Any Date, Retrograde Motion of Mars, Rise/Set Transit & Star Time, Satellite Passage, Solar Eclipse #1, Solar Eclipse #2, Solar System Orrery, Solar system: Rise Transit Set, Spirografix - True Path Plotter, Star & Nebula Locator, Summing Stellar Magnitudes, Sun Azimuth & Maximum Altitude, Sunrise/Set, Sunrise/Set Version #2, Sunrise Sunset-Dawn & Dusk, Sunrise/Sunset/Sun Locations, Text, Time Dilation, Time:Local Mean -Sidereal, Times of Rising and Setting of Mercury and Venus For Any Date, Twilight Times; Any Location, Ursa Star Time, Year Sunrise/Set & Twilight Calculator, Zodiac Sunsigns.
BOOK REFERENCES: The over 90-books used in this research were located through numerous public, church, and pastor libraries and should be easily obtainable through your local library.
The above colored illustration by the author was printed as black and white in the book. The above India ink illustration to the right is one of many such illustrations in the book. This particular one was used in the discussion about how individuals can learn to locate the altitude or elevation of stars.
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