What is meant by the standstill of the moon

Does the star of Bethlehem appear to us again?


search

Search in the kath.net archive in over 70,000 articles:






Top 15

mostly-discussed

  1. Katholikentag 2022: "From my point of view, the main topics are climate change and other environmental issues"
  2. BILD: "Why you should warn your children about 'Fridays for Future'"
  3. "God does not bless sin" - Berlin Catholics protest against controversial blessing services
  4. Complete hubbub at the John Paul II Pontifical Institute.
  5. Protestant Catholics loyal to the teaching profession: 'That cannot be the real ecumenical movement'
  6. ÖKT - Three letters describe the state of the church
  7. Synod of bishops: local churches are involved
  8. England: Parents watched their aborted child die for 10 hours and gave him a name
  9. Cardinal Curia: Pope worried about the formation of priests
  10. Pope: It's sad when religious orders fall into ideologies, "be it left, right, other"
  11. Cardinal Müller: Cardinals Cupich and Tobin like 'representatives of the democrats'
  12. US Democrats question Israel's right to exist
  13. "Full steam ahead into the abyss!"
  14. Maria 1.0: "The Church is too afraid"
  15. Swiss priests got married under civil law shortly before his death

November 30, 2020 in Spiritual, 26 Readers' Opinions
Print view | Send article | Report a typo


Whether the close encounter of the two planets before Christmas in the Corona year 2020 has a prophetic meaning remains to be at least to be seen. But it certainly invites us to look back on Christmas Day - by Michael Hesemann


Linz (kath.net)

It is more than an astronomical curiosity when on December 21st the planets Jupiter and Saturn seem to come closer to each other in the night sky than they have been in 800 years. Because the "Jupiter-Saturn conjunction," as astronomers call it, had a historical precedent that occurred immediately before the birth of Christ. For a long time, astronomers and exegetes considered the apparent meeting of the two giant planets to be the historical “Star of Bethlehem”, which the Gospel of Matthew reports in its Christmas story. He is said to have shown the Magoi, i.e. priests from the Persian province of Medien, the way to Jerusalem and finally to the child in the manger.

The originator of this hypothesis is the astronomer, mathematician and theologian Johannes Kepler (1571-1630). In December 1603, Kepler, then the imperial court mathematician in Prague, had observed an encounter between Jupiter and Saturn in the constellation of the Serpent Bearer through his window. From autumn 1604, the planet Mars was added, now in the evening sky. When a supernova flared up in the same constellation on October 9th, he was convinced that the meeting of the three planets had produced a "new star". Little did he know that there was no connection between the two celestial phenomena. And that the supernova was not a star birth, but a star explosion 14,000 light years away. Either way, Kepler was convinced that this observation had solved the riddle of the star of Bethlehem. In fact, as his calculations showed, only a few years before the (fictitious) "year 0" there were three Jupiter-Saturn conjunctions in the constellation of Pisces, namely in May, September and November - like Kepler, possibly due to a calculation error believed 5 BC, but actually 7 BC.

The Italian astronomer Konradin Ferrari d'Occhieppo took up Kepler's thesis again from 1964 to put the birth of Christ on 7 BC. to date. He proved that Babylonian astronomers kept regular diaries about such constellations and that in ancient astronomy Jupiter was regarded as the royal star, while Saturn stood for the "Amurru", the "western lands", but also for the mysterious god of the Jews; After all, the Saturn day, the Shabbat (which is still called Saturday in English today), was sacred to them. Probably every astrologer between the Euphrates and Tigris and beyond would have understood the triple celestial sign as the announcement of the birth of an important "King of the Jews". The two months between September and November were enough to travel to Judea from Babylon or Media, and so d'Occhieppo dated the Magoi arrival in Jerusalem on November 7 BC. At that time, more precisely: on November 12th, they would have had the double star in front of them if they had set out for Bethlehem in the evening. Standing at the top of the zodiacal cone of light, it would have looked as if a beam were emanating from it and shining directly on the Holy Family stable cave.


But as interesting as d'Occhieppo's hypothesis sounded, which is even quoted in Pope Benedict's trilogy "Jesus of Nazareth", it soon raised well-founded doubts. The two planets actually stood as close to each other in the night sky as only happens every eight hundred years, but they were also 7 BC. can still be clearly distinguished. It does not fit when the Gospel of Matthew only speaks of one star. The dating fits even less with the old local Jerusalem tradition, which in the 4th century celebrated the "Feast of the Innocent Children of Bethlehem" on May 18th; Incidentally, in accordance with the Coptic tradition, which since the earliest times commemorates the arrival of the Holy Family in Egypt - after their flight from Herod's henchmen - on June 1st. Also the reference of the Italian to Babylon, which in the 1st century BC. long past its heyday is unbiblical, since the Gospel of Matthew clearly speaks of "Magoi"; but the Magoi were the priests of the Medes, their capital was Ekbatana and their prophet Zoroaster, whom the Greeks called Zarathustra. He lived around the same time as the prophet Daniel, i.e. in the 6th century BC. and prophesied the coming of a "Saoschyant", a "savior" through a virgin. His birth, he predicted, would be heralded by a "new star" after his disciples were to look out. Abulfaragius, a Christian Arab from the 13th century, referring to Persian sources, quotes the Zoroastrian prophecy as follows: “You, my sons, will notice his rise before all other peoples. As soon as, therefore, you see the star, follow it wherever it will lead you, worship the mysterious child and offer him gifts with the deepest humility. ”Since Ekbatana had a large Jewish colony founded by Queen Esther, It can be assumed that the Magoi were also aware of the Jewish expectation of the Messiah and that they connected it with their Saoschyant prophecy.

The breakthrough in solving the mystery of the Star of Bethlehem came with the book by the prominent British astronomer Mark Kidger, who heads the world-famous institute for astrophysics in the Canary Islands. It appeared in 1999 under the perhaps all too sober title “Star of Bethlehem: An Astromomer's View” in the renowned but much too science-oriented publishing house at Princeton University - and accordingly received little attention, which is really to be regretted. In his work, Kidger not only shows that the triple Jupiter-Saturn conjunction was followed by two other constellations that had to make every Magoi astrologer prick up his ears; he was also the first to take up Kepler's supernova hypothesis, plausibly.

In fact, according to Kidger, the Magoi had the events of 7 BC. perceived, but seen in them no reason to leave for Jerusalem. What did she care if a new king was born among the Jews, perhaps a son of the brutal Herod? Only a second heavenly sign made them sit up and take notice. In the very next year, 6 BC, there was also a triple conjunction of Jupiter, Saturn and Mars in the constellation of Pisces. Mars stood for a significant upheaval, the Pisces for the astrological spring equinox, in other words: for a new age. Of course, this conjunction was only of astrological importance, in the sky it looked rather unspectacular. That changed on February 20, 5 BC, when the young moon and Jupiter on one side, Saturn and Mars on the other, formed two unequal pairs in the sky. For the Magoi it was astrologically indicated not only that a great king (Jupiter) would be born and rise (young moon) to rule over Israel (Saturn), but also that he would fight evil (Mars) and a new age (Pisces) would usher in what came very close to the prophecy of Zarathustra.
But then, while the Magoi searched the winter sky expectantly for new signs, the unexpected happened: All of a sudden, when the sun was also in the constellation of Pisces, in mid-March 5 BC. BC, a new star flared up in the constellation Adler - a supernova near the star Theta Aquilae 76, which, according to Kidger, is reported in the Chinese book “Ch’ein-han-shu” and the Korean “Samguk Sagi” chronicle. The Asian astronomers recorded that it could be seen in the sky for 76 days, i.e. until around mid-May.

For the ancient Persians and Medes, the followers of Zoroaster, the eagle was the symbol of Ahura Mazda, their highest god. The "new star" in the constellation Adler could not mean anything else for the Magoi than that this was the star of Saoschyant, that now their savior would be born, just as their prophet Zarathustra had predicted, and indeed, in accordance with the Messiah Expectations of the Jews, in the Land of Judah. For the Jews, on the other hand, it was always certain that their Messiah would be born in the month of Nisan, in the spring month of March, when Moses had already led them from slavery in Egypt to the Promised Land. Finally, the early Christians believed that Jesus was born on the 14th of Nisan, the same day that he died on the cross of Golgotha; Even today, the church festival “Annunciation” reminds of this tradition, even if it was reinterpreted according to the Roman understanding, as the day of conception instead of birth. On the other hand, a birth on December 25th, which was only declared Christmas in the 4th century, is incompatible with Luke's account. Between November and 1st Nisan no shepherd camped in the pasture in the whole of the Jewish land because the sheep were driven into the stables to protect them from the winter cold. At this point in time, there was no longer even an empty stable cave in Bethlehem available as a place for the Incarnation.

Now there are two apocrypha from the birth of Jesus which, without Kidger knowing about it, support his thesis. The “Protevangelium of James”, which dates from the early 2nd century and arose in the Jewish-Christian milieu of “master relatives”, quotes the Magoi with the words: “We saw a mighty star that shone under the other stars and left them Light fade ”, which is perfect for a supernova. “Magoi came to Jerusalem from the east, as Zeraduscht had predicted,” says the so-called “Arab Childhood Gospel”, the oldest known manuscript of which dates from the 4th or 5th century.

When the Magoi met in mid-March 5 BC. set out in Ekbatana and covered a good 2,000 kilometers to Jerusalem, it will have taken them 50 days and actually arrived in Jerusalem in mid-May. Certainly, in order not to snub him, they did not refuse Herod's hospitality and slept in his palace before they left at dawn and set off for Bethlehem. According to celestial mechanics, a star that was first seen in the east would appear in the sky half an hour earlier every week until, after two months, it was exactly in the south. Since Bethlehem is exactly six kilometers south of the western wall of Jerusalem and the Herod's palace flanked by it, they must have always had the supernova in front of them on their half-hour ride until it also disappeared in the scattered light of the zodiacal light cone on the horizon.

In contrast to d'Occhieppo's hypothesis, Kidger's interpretation also answers why Herod gave the order “to kill all boys up to the age of two, exactly according to the time he had learned from the magicians”, as expressly stated in the Gospel of Matthew (2.16) is called. Because the Magoi have certainly reported to the king and his scholars about the whole series of observations that led them to Jerusalem, beginning with the first Jupiter-Saturn conjunction in May 7 BC, i.e. exactly two years before the fateful one Visit to Jerusalem. Of course, neither she nor Herod could be sure at this point in time which phase of the celestial events had actually signaled the birth of the “new king”.

Whether the apparent close encounter of the two planets before Christmas in the Corona year 2020 has a prophetic meaning remains to be at least to be seen. But it certainly invites us to look back on Christmas Day, when even the heavens announced the birth of the Savior!

 

BOOK TIP:

Michael Hesemann, Jesus von Nazareth: Archaeologists on the Trail of the Redeemer (German) Hardcover - October 6, 2013, 22 euros

 


Order options from our partners:


Did you like the article? Please help kath.net and donate now via bank transfer or credit card / PayPal!

Tweet





Readers' opinions

 Emeraldos December 2, 2020 
 

Small correction.

The Persians called their prophet Zarathustra, the Greeks then called him Zoroaster, not the other way around.

Zarathustra is a so-called Bahu-vrihi compound and means "someone who owns old (zarath) camels (ushtra)" (similar to a "little red goblet" is not a red throat, but "a bird that has a red throat") . After that, however, there were various reinterpretations of the name.


0

0
 
 galil? a! December 2, 2020 
 

My dear brothers, I made a mistake there too, Here is the correction:

The same applies to the star of Bethlehem, which shines until Christ was born

This is of course wrong, because the kings arrived after the birth as we did with the day of the appearance in the Catholic Church. Connect Church. Correctly called the star appeared as a sign until the true sign for which it testified of the kings, who represent the pagans who were to be led to believe in God, found the child. Then the star disappeared because its function as a sign became superfluous, just like the baptism of John disappeared because from then on the Lord baptized with the Holy Spirit. Perhaps St. Augustine meant here that the star that disappeared before Jerusalem, after questioning the prophets who should strengthen the faith of the Gentiles, then rose again, where the kings left secular Jerusalem and were led to the true light of Bethlehem by the star . So could this second rising d. same star indicating the nativity.


0

1
 
 galil? a! 1st December 2020 
 

part 3

Lastly, it could have been that unbelievers could claim that the stars do predict the future. Scripture has also refuted this, because one child is king but the other, although the star was there, and they were all in the same zodiac sign, died. The stars do not know about humans. Star German is pure superstition which Kepler also practiced as an astrophysicist of his time. In the end, these children were killed from the very beginning of the star's appearance until it disappeared. Here, too, I suspect a realization that the star was only a sign for the incarnation that however cannot save but in the cross there is salvation, there is peace, there is life, there is immeasurable love for all of us, yes eternal life! May we all give thanks for the grace of God!


0

1
 
 galil? a! 1st December 2020 
 

Part 2 As the baptism of Christ is eternal until the end of days.

I see it as providence that the Church should celebrate this festival of the apparition and associate it with the kings. Perhaps the Holy Spirit is urging us to perceive this connection.

Now when I tell my children it was the brightest, most wonderful star that has ever existed, which shows the human value of our Lord, I bring my children to the faith that makes them blissful. But if you hear later that is a phenomenon that occurs again and again (natural phenomenon), then you do the same as Herod, you kill these children. According to church tradition, Herod was severely punished for his iniquities. He could not harm the children, they suffered martyrdom and went to heaven as the church teaches. But I say this in all benevolence, my dear brothers, whoever wears the children away from faith does not lead to heaven and will also suffer punishment. Think about it.


0

1
 
 galil? a! 1st December 2020 
 

Matt 2.9, We need to get to the end of the investigation.

And, behold, the star that they had seen rise went before them to the place where the child was; there he stopped

We see here in Scripture that it was just a star. The astrologers testify to this in the verse above. Where is this star now?

I have also already referred to John the Baptist here. His baptism only lasted until Christ was baptized, because from then on baptism took place with the Holy Spirit. The baptism of John disappeared because the true light of which he was only testifying had come.

The same applies to the star of Bethlehem, it shines until Christ came into the world and testified for the incarnation of Christ. When Christ was born he disappeared because the true light had come to earth. That is why I spoke to my dear brothers about blindness because one is looking for something that can no longer be seen according to the scriptures. What can be seen as an eternal sign is the cross of Christ, which leads to eternal life. The light of faith d. You can still see the stars


0

1
 
 mhesemann 1st December 2020 
 

Please do not seal anything

We should read the report in the Gospel of Matthew the way it was written, without adding anything to us: It doesn't say a word that the star accompanied the Magoi caravan all the way, almost flew ahead like a remote-controlled drone. In fact, the Magoi report only two sightings in the Gospel: They "saw his star rise" (or saw it in the east) (Mt 2: 2) and "the star they saw rise (or saw in the east) , went ahead of them to the place where the child was; there he stopped. " (Mt 2,9) Both are due to the supernova 5 BC. explainable: it actually appeared in March in the east, then "wandered" through the celestial mechanics to the south and stood at dawn in mid-May, seen from Jerusalem, directly above Bethlehem, only to disappear there on the horizon in the light of dawn. I share Augustine's statement that a new star has appeared: A supernova appears like one!


1

0
 
 galil? a! 1st December 2020 
 

claude I'm trying to find a reasonable justification for it

This star does not behave like all stars. He goes before the magicians to Jerusalem then disappears and then reappears and shows with his glow exactly where the Lord was born and then disappeared again. And if he has led the kings then he must have done this also during the day or they only traveled at night so he must have been brighter than the sun. You can't even see the moon during the day. Or if the kings took a break, then the star must have stopped too until the kings moved on. He was invisible to Herod otherwise he would certainly have gone with him if he thought the child was such a great danger. Which star in the sky does that? Maybe he was also a mixture of wonder and real star?

According to HL. Augustine (2nd cont. Faustum 5th): "This star was not from those whom the Lord directed their orbits at the beginning of creation, but a new star appeared at the new birth of a virgin."


0

1
 
 galil? a! 1st December 2020 
 

I thank you Mr. Schlegl! But both are surely a miracle.

If God saw all of this through divine providence and coordinated it exactly with the birth of the son, it is just as miraculous as if it had only been visible to a few. I don't want to rule one out with the other. Certainly always in the ulterior motive that Satan didn’t notice it because there is darkness.

Unfortunately I don't know exactly, but the interpretation of the star as I believe it makes sense. Then I also don't understand why Herod didn't see anything of it.

And the comparison with John the Baptist as a witness for Christ also seems to me to be good. He baptized until Christ was baptized. After that, John's baptism ceased. For my children, however, I always take the explanation that the star was a bright light, unique because it indicated the incarnation of God from the virgin.

We Christians draw and not the star on our foreheads, but the cross. The cross is visible to all, a sign of great love!


0

0
 
 claude 1st December 2020 
 

It is advisable to stick to the sciences ...

... and not to succumb to the belief in miracles. That is my view on the matter.

The Lord has given us understanding and reason in order to be able to recognize rational circumstances and over the millennia and then centuries we were allowed to understand the "mechanics" of creation ever more deeply and will probably still have a lot to understand. THAT seems to me to be the real miracle. Just the emergence of the whole universe, the perhaps still many unknown dimensions, just also the interplay of the stars and astronomical conditions for the birth of Christ ... and God's permission to explore this little by little seems to me to be the real miracle. I think we should stay sober.


1

0
 
 SCHLEGL 1st December 2020 
 

@galil? a!

The Evangelist Matthew was not an astrophysicist! Interestingly (please take a look at the two books I mentioned under the first report on the conjunction!) The text even distinguishes between the astronomical terms "anatole" and "entole", ie "evening sunrise" / "morning sunrise".
Both the explanation of Professor Konradin-Ferrari dOcciepo and Professor Hesemann clearly show that God, as Lord of creation, also uses a mathematically calculable celestial phenomenon to reveal the mystery of the incarnation of his son.
You don't have to accept or invent any additional miracle stories.


1

0
 
 griasdigott 1st December 2020 

Quantum physics for scientific underpinning

"Modern quantum physics and our faith", so an article yesterday at Felizitas Küble (charismatismus.wordpress.com)
This article fits in wonderfully here and will perhaps also reconcile those who would like to substantiate it scientifically.
Max Planck founded quantum physics in 1900.
Ultimately, to put it simply, the mind creates the body. In the beginning there was the spirit.
God is spirit. Nothing is impossible for God. Pope Benedict XVI also values ​​quantum physics. It also supports our belief scientifically.

A blessed Advent season to all of you!


1

0
 
 galil? a! 1st December 2020 
 

1Question: can it be a planned meeting? I do not think so!

Because the word rises up in the Bible. St. Augustine also interprets this as the rising of a new, wonderful, extremely bright star.

2 Why are the 2 years indicated in the Bible. Probably to show that this star has been seen by the magicians for a long time without the world perceiving it. Therefore, only they could see the sign. Why? Because Christ appeared publicly at his baptism and then died in a short time for all of us on the cross. The bad guys would have stalked the child if they had known.

3. Lt. The evangelist is said to have received the report from one of the magicians. This expert would certainly not have confused planet with star.

4 Miracles in the Bible cannot always be explained scientifically. E.g. how can the birth from the virgin be explained? How could be born without the virgin losing her virginity? How did Christ heal people? The power of God is omnipotent!


2

1
 
 griasdigott 1st December 2020 

Josh 10.13

From an evangelical calendar sheet that I have saved - gladly for checking!

"It is interesting, however, that the Bible may also be confirmed by other historical sources. Immanuel Velikovsky reports in his book 'Worlds in Collision' about a Spanish scholar, Sahagun, who came to America a generation after Columbus and Cortes, and the traditions In the process he had come across documents which reported that 'at the time of a cosmic catastrophe, the sun rose little above the horizon and stayed there without moving, while the moon was also still.
The biblical story was not known to the indigenous people. And the documents that Sahagun found did not appear to have been introduced by Christian missionaries. "

You can find something about it on the Internet. I googled myself once. The whole thing was in Mexico.

For me this hint is enlightening


1

1
 
 Rolando November 30, 2020 
 

Hesemann / Schlegl

Mr. Hesemann, thank you.
Hochw. Monsignor, that's right, the earth should have stopped, it's about how the long day came about. As I said, I'll do my research on the weekend. But I think he who made nature and the laws of gravity can also influence them. According to astronomical calculations, there would have been an irregularity.


1

0
 
 mhesemann November 30, 2020 
 

@Rolando

Unfortunately, I have no explanation for this ...


1

0
 
 SCHLEGL November 30, 2020 
 

@Rolando

Sorry, the whole thing is nonsensical! Because the sun IS in the center of our planetary system. For the day to be long enough for Joshua's battle with the enemies of Israel to be victorious, the EARTH would have had to stand still as it moves around the sun. The Old Testament mistakenly assumes the geocentric system.
This is ABSOLUTELY INCOMPATIBLE with the laws of planets and the gravitation between the planets!


1

1
 
 Rolando November 30, 2020 
 

Hesemann

Can you say something about the standstill of the sun at Joshua, I've heard there is scientific evidence, thank you.


1

1
 
 galil? a! November 30, 2020 
 

Just as the shepherds should see the child as a sign

Therefore the star disappeared. Why because the Lord is the sign. God became man. The star only led to the sign, but is no longer needed. The light came into the world and the darkness (the world) did not notice it. In addition, John was only enlightened and testified of the light, but Christ himself is the true light, yes the sun of righteousness. Therefore, after his arrival, there was no longer any need for a star. Just think the whole world would have seen it. The devil would have gone after the child immediately to kill him. Herod, who is deceitful, was also ruled by the devil and although he could also assume that the child had not been born, he gave the order to kill the children. It also shows that he was expecting a secular king because he killed the children from the appearance of the star. He couldn't see the real meaning of the star.


1

1
 
 galil? a! November 30, 2020 
 

and even then he commanded healings, part 2

accomplished none of it out of humility. He even ordered the devils to be silent. All should be shown only to the elect during this time. This star moves in the air in front of them and is not visible to all in the sky. Just as the Lord was proclaimed by the angels to only a few shepherds at birth. As it is said, a light came down from on high to shine in the darkness. In the same way, this star was only visible to the kings and was supposed to lead to faith through its miraculousness. This belief is shown by the following of kings. Shortly before Jerusalem, the star disappears so that they can also ask and receive further confirmation in their faith through the prophets.

But after they leave Jerusalem the star reappears. One cannot find the Lord without faith. But the joy is because they see the true sign namely the incarnation of God which can only be experienced in faith.


1

1
 
 galil? a! November 30, 2020 
 

But it should be observed that the star is not only

indicated the birth of the Lord, but his incarnation. It appeared for the first time, according to the magicians, 2 years before it appeared. So did the magicians appear 2 years later after the birth? No, they came exactly to the Incarnation of God. Apparently only they could see the star because such a bright object would have caught the world. It seems to have been hidden from the darkness of the world and to be visible to the enlightened through the Holy Spirit. That is why Herod could not see the star. Otherwise he would have gone there himself to kill the child. And even Satan, as soon as the child is born, seeks to devour it. But he couldn't find it, it was hidden in the darkness. Therefore I conclude that the star was not a natural star of creation but a star that rose again and did the will of the Lord.

Yes, even Christ lead an inconspicuous life until he appeared.


1

1
 
 mhesemann November 30, 2020 
 

Old jesus

Jesus was "about 30" when he began his public ministry on January 27; In fact, he turned thirty in March 26, since there was no year 0 (1 BC was followed by 1 AD). If in fact, as early Christians believed, he was born on Nisan 14th, the crucifixion took place on his 34th birthday. So he lived with us for a full 33 years. As I show in my book "Jesus in Egypt", the Holy Family spent a good year in Egypt. According to the local tradition of Deir-al-Muharraq, where she lived for over 6 months, Joseph must have received the dream message of Herod's death at the beginning of April 4 BC. have received, which corresponds perfectly to the statements of Flavius ​​Josephus about his passing!


4

0
 
 Vox coelestis November 30, 2020 
 

Age of Jesus

@Schlegl

Of course, your thesis is also justified and is within the realm of the possible. Then Jesus would have died when he was 36 or 37 years old.
From a scientific point of view, we don't know exactly, but I only find the age of 33 years for the mystics.


2

0
 
 SCHLEGL November 30, 2020 
 

@ Vox coelestis

That is not right! The gospel says that Jesus was APPROXIMATELY 30 years old! The crucifixion took place in the year 30. Herod the great, the child murderer of Bethlehem, died in the year 4 BC, when the holy family had been living safely in Egypt for some time. Therefore, only years 7/6 can be considered as the birth years of Jesus.


1

0
 
 pilgrim08 November 30, 2020 

Many Thanks...

...Dr. Hesemann for these well-founded and understandable explanations. That really sounds very plausible. I hope that many historical-critical "theologians" will read your books too. Then we would be spared so many trivializations of the holy scriptures.


5

0
 
 Ebuber November 30, 2020 
 

Readable explanation

Thanks a lot for this. It shows me the greatness of our Lord. With these phenomena, God, the Creator of H i m e l and E r d e, also impressively proclaimed his glory and power and not only the birth of his Son.
We only trust in him in these corona times.


4

0
 
 Vox coelestis November 30, 2020 
 

Great uncertainty

Since Christ could only have died in the year 30 or 33 AD and the early Christian tradition always stated the age of Jesus as 33 years of age, I think that Jesus was in the year 4 BC. Was born, which also agrees with the statement of Flavius ​​Josephus (converted). So it would not be this planetary constellation in the year 7 BC. Who pointed to the birth of the coming Messiah.


0

1
 

In order to be able to write comments you have to log in.

To be able to comment on kath.net articles you have to register with kathLogin. The comments are randomly checked and activated by moderators. There is no entitlement to activation. A comment is limited to 1000 characters. The comments do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the editors.
In this context, kath.net also refers to the letter from Pope Benedict on the 45th World Day of Social Communication and invites the commentators to orientate themselves: "Communicating the gospel through the new media does not only mean expressing religious content on the To set platforms for the various media, but also to consistently bear witness in one's own digital profile and communication style with regard to decisions, preferences and judgments that are deeply in line with the Gospel, even if they are not explicitly spoken of. " (www.kath.net)
kath.net reserves the right to remove comments that violate criminal law norms, contradict common decency or otherwise run counter to the reputation of the medium. In this case, users cannot make any claims. Due to time constraints, no correspondence can be conducted via the moderation of user comments. Furthermore, kath.net reserves the right to report criminally relevant facts.


More to









Top 15

mostly-read

  1. kath.net competition 2021: win a ROME TRAVEL!
  2. "God does not bless sin" - Berlin Catholics protest against controversial blessing services
  3. ÖKT - Three letters describe the state of the church
  4. England: Parents watched their aborted child die for 10 hours and gave him a name
  5. Complete hubbub at the John Paul II Pontifical Institute.
  6. Katholikentag 2022: "From my point of view, the main topics are climate change and other environmental issues"
  7. @Israel
  8. Maria 1.0: "The Church is too afraid"
  9. Cardinal Müller: Cardinals Cupich and Tobin like 'representatives of the democrats'
  10. Protestant Catholics loyal to the teaching profession: 'That cannot be the real ecumenical movement'
  11. Cardinal Curia: Pope worried about the formation of priests
  12. "Clarification of criminal law is possible"
  13. Swiss priests got married under civil law shortly before his death
  14. BILD: "Why you should warn your children about 'Fridays for Future'"
  15. Benedict XVI: "It is wonderful to see how in Poland what withers in Germany still blossoms"