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I haven't read all the sources here, and I didn't know before that so many people though that the Bethlehem star must be a divine event, but just to stir up a bit of controversy, what does everyone think of the theory put forth on this site? I find it interesting because it seems this would be a one time event and it would also seem like this event would lead the wise kings to Bethlehem. I'm not sure about Herod and his servants seeing the star (perhaps they didn't know anything about astronomy and couldn't figure it out, perhaps they couldn't see it well from their perspective, or from their perspective it seemed to be pointing somewhere else. Also, there's always the possibility [and I'm just throwing this out here] that God blinded Herod from seeing the star that happened naturalistically; God has blinded people before in the Bible, such as in the story of Lot and [I think?] with Elijah). As for the verse about pointing to the exact house...idk it seems a bit presumptuous. The event described on that event would make it by far the brightest star in the sky, so maybe it pointed in the general vicinity and they found the spot where the baby was right away. Anyway, I'm not really going to make any claims one way or another, since I don't know enough about it, but tell me what you think. Another thing that I noticed that was interesting was that they were recommended by someone from NASA :o. Shinydarkrai94 22:53, 12 February 2011 (PST)

Actually, that's Rick Larson's site, and gives the triple-conjunction theory. That's the best model I've seen so far.--TemlakosTalk 04:06, 13 February 2011 (PST)

More views should be listed

The Jupiter Regulus conjunction is my personal view on the matter, but I think studying all of them is interesting.--MithirandirOlorin 01:11, 27 May 2011 (PDT)