The Star of Bethlehem
[unlock the Mystery of the World's Most Famous Star]DVD - 2007
A look at the Biblical account of the Star, how the Bible recounts unusual and even impossible astronomical events at Christ's birth, and how it's a mystery based on faith.
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“Can a star stop? It can and it did, and I’m going to show you.” -- Rick Larson, from “The Star of Bethlehem”
“But there’s something ever bigger that I gotta show you that really spooked me when I saw it.” -- Rick Larson – on finding at least one meaning of Revelation chapter 12’s “Woman clothed with the sun and the moon at her feet”
“wide-ranging and insightful scholarship” – Former Publisher and Editor, Scientific American magazine, and President, American Association for the Advancement of Science (from the DVD’s back cover)
“…fascinating and meticulously researched. We gladly award five Doves to this exemplary program” – the Dove Foundation (on giving “The Star of Bethlehem” its highest recommendation; from the DVD’s back cover).
“I looked up at the sky, and I said, ‘My God, what DID You do?’ Because this is poetry of terrible beauty. It showed me a side of God that I had not seen. It showed me a God that - would write poetry to record both the coming and the passing of My Messiah - and He let me find it.” – Rick Larson, in “The Star of Bethlehem,” on finding that the moon was back at the foot of the Virgin, and that the moon went into eclipse at the moment of Christ’s passing on the Cross.
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After turning down a neighbor boy’s offer to decorate his yard, Rick Larson began putting the Magi (“wise men”) in his yard for Christmas. But what was the Star they followed? Curious for years, he finally investigated using astronomy software that helped him look back in time, and found things he’d never dreamed of. After years of research, he presented his findings to a small group. Jaws dropped. Then to a larger group. Then, he began to be invited around the world. Eventually, his presentation was put in this DVD. Now in 20 countries. Spanish subtitles, or use closed captioning for English subtitles. 65 minutes. A superb film for the whole family. For comments from scientists and others see Rick Larson’s Website: http://www.bethlehemstar.net/ (under “About” click “What Others are Saying”). Here are some other quotes from there and from his home page: “A convincing case...a mystery solved,” Former Director, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center. “This explanation of the Star is compelling...” NASA's Chief Engineer for the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station. "About 99.9% of the Star of Bethlehem stuff is nutty, but this isn’t that. It’s well-researched and reasonable.”— Ronald A. Schorn, Ph.D. “Wide-ranging and insightful scholarship” a former President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. His site has more information about The Star and an e-mail sign-up list. Great DVD for Christmas or any time of year. Note that it deals both with Christ's birth and His death.
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