The Great Christ Comet

The Great Christ Comet

Drawing on the biblical text and using the latest astronomical research, this book presents compelling evidence that the historic star of Bethlehem that accompanied Christ's birth was actually a great comet.

Author: Colin R. Nicholl

Publisher: Crossway Books

ISBN: 1433542137

Category: Astonomy in the Bible

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Drawing on the biblical text and using the latest astronomical research, this book presents compelling evidence that the historic star of Bethlehem that accompanied Christ's birth was actually a great comet.
Categories: Astonomy in the Bible

Getting at Jesus

Getting at Jesus

A Comprehensive Critique of Neo-Atheist Nonsense about the Jesus of History Peter S. Williams ... The Virgin Birth of Christ; Nicholl, The Great Christ Comet; Quarles, Midrash Criticism; Redford, Born Of A Virgin. 1748.

Author: Peter S. Williams

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532634253

Category: Religion

Page: 336

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Portraying themselves as challenging blind religious dogma with evidence-led skepticism, the neo-atheist movement claims that the New Testament contains unreliable tales about a mythical figure who, far from being the resurrected Lord of life, may not even have lived. This comprehensive critique documents the falsehood of these neo-atheist claims, correcting their historical and philosophical mistakes to show how we can get at the truth about the historical Jesus.
Categories: Religion

The Genuine Jesus

The Genuine Jesus

In 1871, John Williams published his authoritative list of comets derived from Chinese annals.3 Comet No. ... The latest book on a cometary hypothesis by Colin R. Nicholl, The Great Christ Comet,4 is a major contribution to the debate ...

Author: Paul L. Maier

Publisher: Kregel Publications

ISBN: 9780825446757

Category: Religion

Page: 440

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"Vivid style and keen insights make this book a delight and a genuine educational experience." —Moody Magazine In this richly illustrated volume--formerly titled In the Fullness of Time--Paul Maier visits the origins of Christianity, taking the reader back to the first Christmas, the first Easter, and the first Christians. His impressive research and brilliant insights correlate history, archaeology, and the New Testament to bring alive the true drama of earliest Christianity. This skillful narrative sheds a brilliant new light on the life of Jesus and the adventures of the courageous men and women who carried His message throughout a hostile empire. A host of magnificent color and black-and-white photographs recreate the world, the mood, the people, and the events with an immediacy that sweeps readers into the exciting first years of Christianity. "The author is at home in the vast literature of his subject." —The New York Times Book Review "For the supremely pivotal event of the Resurrections, Paul Maier's book lends fresh and scholarly support." —Billy Graham "Fascinating. . . . Brings a new perspective to a story we have known all our lives." —Redbook "Fact-filled, interesting, and successful . . . splendid research. This is a beautiful book." —Christian Century
Categories: Religion

Jesus in Context

Jesus in Context

Eugene, OR: 2013. Myers, Ched, Binding the Strong Man: A Political Reading of Mark's Story of Jesus. New York: 1988. Nicholl, Colin R. The Great Christ Comet: Revealing the True Star of Bethlehem. Wheaton, IL: 2015. Olmstead, William.

Author: David Wenham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108476263

Category: Bibles

Page: 263

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This accessible and comprehensive introduction examines the evidence and offers a coherent picture of Jesus of Nazareth in his context.
Categories: Bibles

The Long Ascent Volume 2

The Long Ascent  Volume 2

As Colin Nicholl carefully exegetes in The Great Christ Comet, the MT kowkab for star can also mean comet.6 A meteorite or comet is silent in the airless reaches of space but when it enters our atmosphere it makes a sound like a bolt of ...

Author: Robert Sheldon

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532691621

Category: Religion

Page: 376

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The first eleven chapters of Genesis (Adam, Eve, Noah) are to the twenty-first century what the virgin birth was to the nineteenth century: an impossibility. A technical scientific exegesis of Genesis 1–11, however, reveals not only the lost rivers of Eden and the garden’s location, but the date of the flood, the length of the Genesis days, and the importance of comets in the creation of the world. These were hidden in the Hebrew text, now illuminated by modern cosmology, archaeology. and biology. The internet-friendly linguistic tools described in this book make it possible to resolve the location, the extent, and the destruction of Eden and Noah’s flood. Ancient Egyptian, Greek, Norse, Sumerian, and Sanskrit mythology are all found to support this new interpretation of Genesis. Combining science, myth, and the Genesis accounts paints a vivid picture of the genetic causes and consequences of the greatest flood of the human race. It also draws attention to the acute peril our present civilization faces as it follows the same path as its long-forgotten, antediluvian ancestors. Discover why Genesis has never been so possible, so relevant as it is today.
Categories: Religion

Think About Christmas 31 Reflections on the Events Surrounding the Birth of Jesus

Think About Christmas  31 Reflections on the Events Surrounding the Birth of Jesus

Following Yonder Star (Matthew 2:2) 1 Colin R. Nicholl, The Great Christ Comet: Revealing the True Star of Bethlehem (Crossway, 2015), 66. 2 3 Contra Celsum 1.58–59 4 Nicholl, p.195.

Author: J.W. Clark

Publisher: ARK Media LLC


Category: Religion

Page: 188

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This is NOT your typical devotional book! This book will point your mind in new directions. You will see familiar Bible passages in entirely new ways. You might have heard the Christmas story dozens of times but I promise you that you have not thought about these things. This book will not make you feel better about yourself (or worse!). But it will get you to think more about the Lord. If the world seems to have lost its mind, what better way to reclaim your Christmas than to get your thoughts aligned. Like Moses when he paused to look at the burning bush, what would you see if you took the time to rediscover your destiny? Christmas can be a hectic time with lots of distractions. So why not carve a few minutes out of your day to focus your thoughts on the manger? Did Mary and Joseph really stay in an inn? What exactly did the magi see in the sky that prompted them to make a five-hundred-mile journey across the desert? What are the backstories for the characters we often place in our nativity displays? In this book, we will take a journey together to Bethlehem, Nazareth, and Jerusalem, pausing just long enough to recognize ourselves along the way. Instead of peace on earth, we’ll see a picture of family drama, chaos, and jealousy. The birth was messy. The child was in danger. Doubt and fear stalked the hearts and minds of those who dared to believe the Messiah had come. Two thousand years have passed, but the world is still demanding an answer to a question: Is the manger a myth or a miracle? Take a month to strip away the commercialism and distractions to build your faith as you think about the real meaning of Christmas.
Categories: Religion

The Christmas Story Step into Scripture

The Christmas Story Step into Scripture

Collin R. Nicholl, The Great Christ Comet (Wheaton: Crossway, 2015) 136. 7. Don Stewart: “Who Were the Herods? July 10,2018, 8. Eusebius (translated by C. F. Cruse) ...

Author: Susan K. Boyd

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781973676935

Category: Religion

Page: 108

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This holiday season step into the Nativity scene through a hole in time and become an active participant in the true Christmas Story! Join this interactive Bible Study and move close to the events and people surrounding the Advent of Christ. You will have the opportunity to be one of the marginalized shepherds, the concerned citizens of Jerusalem and the mysterious but powerful Magi. This is not a quiet peek into the manger. The Christmas Story—Step into Scripture, A Bible Study for Advent is an exciting experience watching prophecy unfold in front of you and miracles appear all around you. It is a unique method for understanding and applying scripture. Scripture is the script! The Bible Study is the director but you determine your actions, thoughts, and feelings as: • A shepherd personally invited by the God of the universe to see his newborn son. • A Jerusalem citizen, aware that paranoid King Herod could go on one of his killing sprees. • One of the Internationally, renown Magi. You’re not a king but you are well known as a King Maker! • You—stepping through another hole in time, forward thirty years, listening to The Good shepherd, and watching Jesus in his ministry; HE is the King of Kings! Welcome to The Christmas Story—Step into Scripture, A Bible Study for Advent!
Categories: Religion

The Lion Led the Way

The Lion Led the Way

In 2015, Colin Nicholl published his book, The Great Christ Comet: Revealing the True Star of Bethlehem. A rapid reading of the book allowed this author to include this brief discussion of Nicholl's proposed star theory.

Author: Dwight Hutchison

Publisher: Dwight Hutchison and the Association Signes Célestes

ISBN: 9798522712884

Category: Religion

Page: 402

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Was there a meaningful stellar sign over Bethlehem? What did it look like to someone looking up at the night sky? Did wise men really come from the East seeking Israel’s Messiah sometime after the birth of Jesus? The biblical account of the wise men and the star that announced the coming of the Messiah of Israel has inspired and puzzled people for two millennia. Important aspects of Babylonian astronomy seem to be involved in understanding the star’s appearing. But in addition, The Lion Led the Way also explores the men and events from a profoundly Jewish perspective. The traditional Jewish names of stars and planets, Jewish symbols, as well as Jewish dates, all seem to be keys to unlocking the mystery of the famous star. The star of Bethlehem was not the brightest of the heavenly lights, nor was it the most spectacular starry manifestation of all time. However, it was part of the most meaningful set of celestial events in human history. The God of Israel is surprising. His ways are not our ways; his thoughts are not our thoughts. The star gives us a concrete example of God’s intervention in the universe. Book website:
Categories: Religion

Ruining Christmas Rediscovering Jesus

Ruining Christmas  Rediscovering Jesus

Morehouse, A. J. “The Christmas Star as a Supernova in Aquila.” Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada 72 (1978) 65–68. Nicholl, Colin. The Great Christ Comet: Revealing the True Star of Bethlehem. Wheaton: Crossway, 2015.

Author: Carl N. Toney

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725295261

Category: Religion

Page: 190

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Did you know that the Christmas story almost wasn’t told? But Matthew and Luke saved Christmas. Have you wondered if Christmas is really a pagan holiday? Did marketers invent Santa Claus? And what does a Christmas tree have to do with anti-slavery? We’ll learn which traditions come from the Bible and where other traditions derive. Have you ever considered who Jesus was named after? Or why Jesus’s genealogy is traced to Joseph if he’s not Jesus’s biological father? We’ll answer questions like these surrounding Jesus’s legacy. Maybe you’ve asked what was the Bethlehem star? Or have you heard that there wasn’t an inn or innkeeper? With these kinds of inquiries, we’ll look at the circumstances surrounding Jesus’s birth. Do we know if the magi were kings, astrologers, or magicians? Or could you name the oldest person that met baby Jesus? By interacting with these people who met Jesus on that first Christmas, we’ll join the cast of characters around the manger. As we explore the stories and traditions of Christmas together, we’ll ruin some past misconceptions, but in the process, I promise that we’ll rediscover Jesus.
Categories: Religion

Mystery of the Magi

Mystery of the Magi

Great. Christ. Comet. Martin's and Larson's theories have been challenged, and Molnar's theory also has its scholarly critics.18 The Biblical scholar Colin Nicholl, for his part, has done a masterly job of poking holes in all the ...

Author: Dwight Longenecker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781621576563

Category: History

Page: 256

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"The perfect Christmas gift for anyone interested in the historical background behind the birth of Jesus of Nazareth." — Robert J. Hutchinson, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible, The Dawn of Christianity, and Searching for Jesus. "Utterly refreshing and encouraging." — Eric Metaxas, New York Times bestselling author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy and Martin Luther "The best book I know about the Magi." — Sir Colin John Humphreys, Ph.D., author of The Mystery of the Last Supper Modern biblical scholars tend to dismiss the Christmas story of the “wise men from the East” as pious legend. Matthew’s gospel offers few details, but imaginative Christians filled out the story early on, giving us the three kings guided by a magical star who join the adoring shepherds in every Christmas crèche. For many scholars, then, there is no reason to take the gospel story seriously. But are they right? Are the wise men no more than a poetic fancy? In an astonishing feat of detective work, Dwight Longenecker makes a powerful case that the visit of the Magi to Bethlehem really happened. Piecing together the evidence from biblical studies, history, archeology, and astronomy, he goes further, uncovering where they came from, why they came, and what might have happened to them after eluding the murderous King Herod. In the process, he provides a new and fascinating view of the time and place in which Jesus Christ chose to enter the world. The evidence is clear and compelling. The mysterious Magi from the East were in all likelihood astrologers and counselors from the court of the Nabatean king at Petra, where the Hebrew messianic prophecies were well known. The “star” that inspired their journey was a particular planetary alignment—confirmed by computer models—that in the astrological lore of the time portended the birth of a Jewish king. The visitors whose arrival troubled Herod “and all Jerusalem with him” may not have been the turbaned oriental kings of the Christmas carol, but they were real, and by demonstrating that the wise men were no fairy tale, Mystery of the Magi demands a new level of respect for the historical claims of the gospel.
Categories: History