Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Star of Bethlehem

Where, oh Where did the Star of Bethlehem Go?

My pen has been focused on my audio blog for quite a while and recently I have been re-inspired for a new work (hence the high-end hiatus). As some of you know, I have been an astronomer since my youth and obtained my first serious telescope while living in Conifer, CO. I have always been intrigued by one particular astronomical object: the Star of Bethlehem. So, for the past 10 years, I've been doing some digging and I believe I know what it was and where it went (still is). Just in time for the Holidays, my new book is now available in both eBook and paperback formats and here is a quick description:

In the Christian Bible, the Book of Matthew contains a story where strangers came to Jerusalem from the distant East. They claimed to have seen a special Star and were searching for answers. The origin and disposition of this Star has been hotly debated by clergy, scientists, and astronomers ever since.

Little is explained in the Book of Matthew about these strangers, and even less about this Star, but it does record several revealing hints about human nature. Putting on your detective hat, you can follow this tale from a different point of view and look for the means, motive, and opportunity in a list of the astronomical suspects. Examining this Biblical account from a forensic approach you will study the evidence, follow leads, researches clues, and develop a hypothesis.

In the end, you will see good arguments as to: why these strangers had to travel, what remains, where this Star is today, and understand compelling reasons about what could have transpired. Grab your magnifying glass and roll up your sleeves. Let's see what you can deduce!

Told in an investigative-report style and from a present-day astronomer’s perspective, it traces this age-old story of the visit of the Wise Men (aka Magi) from their point of origin to the Jesus child and every choice and decision in between. As you eliminate the impossible and narrow down likely suspects, whatever remains – however improbable – must be the truth!

And soon to return, more goodies on my newest high-end discoveries plus more interviews with people who love and restore vintage gear.

Yours for higher fidelity,
Philip Rastocny

Skeptics are essential to keep us sane; skeptics do little to keep us inspired. Philip Rastocny, 7-16-2014

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