Was a Great Conjunction the Christmas Star?

Could the Christmas Star described in Matthew 2 have been a great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn? Those two planets align about every twenty years, but once or twice a millennium they align so closely that they appear as one incredibly bright temporary object that’s highly visible to the unaided human eye. This happened in December 2020, March of 1226, and in May of 7 BC. In this video we’ll look at the historical and astronomical evidence as we think through four different possibilities for what the Christmas Star might have been.

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