Sunday December 30, 2012
The Twelve Days of Christmas - Anticipating the Gifts of the Magi and
Best Wishes for the New Year!
Day - The Gift of Stars
Today I'm including a LAYER
CAKE and TWO of my ORIGINAL PATTERNS.
I personally like the theory that the Magi were religious scholars,
rabbis and astronomers, travelling with a large entourage (carrying
food, including "cake"), following the "star", or some other astrological phenomenon.
As a theoretical astrophysicist, Grant Mathews spent two years in research which led him to conclude that the heavenly sign around the time of the birth of Jesus Christ was likely an unusual alignment of planets, the sun and the moon.
For more on Grant Mathews' theory, go to:
At right, Grant Mathews, a Notre Dame astrophysicist, points at a computer generated demonstration of the night sky of April 17, 6 B.C. in the Digital
Visualization Theater at the University of Notre Dame.
Enlightening to me is the fact that NASA
has databases with which
In principle, we can see any star that was ever made from the beginning of time if we knew where to look. So the question is, could we find a star that could be a good candidate for what showed up
Mathews said referring to the "star" that the Biblical Wise Men are following. Fascinating!
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details about the Twelve Days of Christmas, by clicking here:
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