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The E-Sylum:  Volume 3, Number 53, December 24, 2000, Article 9

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   [Editor's note: since tonight is Christmas eve, in honor of the 
   holiday I'm reprinting the following information from the 
   September 12&19, 1999 issues (Volume 2, Number 37&38): 
: 
        Ray Williams writes: "An NJNS member and new E-Sylum 
        subscriber Mike Molnar has a book being published in 
        October.  ... I heard Mike give a mesmerizing  talk 
        about numismatic evidence of the Star of Bethlehem and 
        how scientific evidence backs it up."   From the Press 
        Release: 

          "Could the $50 purchase of an ancient coin by a Rutgers 
          astronomer have unlocked the mystery of the Christmas 
          Star?  For years, scientists have looked, with little 
          success, to astronomical records for an explanation of 
          the magical star that guided the Magi to Christ's manger. 
          Intrigued by the image he found on the latest addition 
          to his coin collection, Michael Molnar thought there might 
          be more to learn by looking, instead, at the teachings of 
          ancient astrologers." 

        Mike Molnar notes: "As an astronomer I also thought that 
        this planetary conjunction was the answer until I saw the 
        coins of Antioch. They showed me that my colleagues were 
        not only looking in the wrong part of the sky, but that 
        they also did not know what signified a king's birth during 
        ancient times. Those splendid planetarium programs show 
        conjunctions, not omens.  And I had to do a lot of research 
        to understand the difference. I thank Ray Williams for his 
        kind words about my book. If anyone is interested 
        in learning how an ancient coin revealed the clue 
        to understanding the Star of Bethlehem, see my web 
        page, which also has information about the book: 

            http://www.eclipse.net/~molnar/ 

  Wayne Homren 
  Numismatic Bibliomania Society 

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