The Great Christ Comet by Colin R. Nicholl
Revealing the True Star of Bethlehem

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“I am simply in awe of this book. An absolutely astonishing triumph.”
Eric Metaxas, New York Times best-selling author, Bonhoeffer

The Star of Bethlehem is one of the greatest mysteries in astronomy and in the Bible. What was it? How did it prompt the Magi to set out on a long journey to Judea? How did it lead them to Jesus?

In this groundbreaking book, Colin R. Nicholl makes the compelling case that the Star of Bethlehem could only have been a great comet. Taking a fresh look at the biblical text and drawing on the latest astronomical research, this beautifully illustrated volume will introduce readers to the Bethlehem Star in all of its glory.


About Colin R. Nicholl

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Colin R. Nicholl (PhD, University of Cambridge) taught at the University of Cambridge and was a professor of New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary before devoting himself to biblical research. His book From Hope to Despair in Thessalonica was published by Cambridge University Press, and his articles have appeared in publications such as The Journal of Theological Studies and The Times (London).Gary W. Kronk is a consultant of the American Meteor Society, the author of Cometography, and the webmaster of and
Published September 30, 2015 by Crossway. 370 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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Matthew’s description of the Star of Bethlehem can, in my opinion, only be explained if the Star was a comet, more specifically, a large comet that made a relatively close pass by the Sun.

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As a Christian and an astronomer, it’s only natural I should have a keen interest in the mystery of the Star of Bethlehem.

Oct 09 2015 | Read Full Review of The Great Christ Comet: Revea...