MICHAEL R. MOLNAR, an astronomer, is retired from the Physics and Astronomy Department at Rutgers University.
"This book has stunning new insight and approach, which finally gives a confident answer to a question that has fascinated all Christians through the ages."--Bradley E. Schaefer "Yale University " "Molnar's "The Star of Bethlehem" is a fascinating contribution to the immense literature that attempts to come to terms with the Christmas Star represented in Matthew's Gospel. In my opinion, this book is the most original and important contribution of the entire twentieth century on the thorny question of how events recorded there should be interpreted."--Owen Gingerich "Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics " "In support of an original interpretation of the Star, Molnar has assembled an impressive range of astrological and numismatic data, much of which will be new even to expert readers."--Virginia Trimble "author of Visit to a Small Universe "