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The original book published in 2011 did not have the illustrations of each night sky announcement of the birth of Jesus Christ. The second book, published in 2013, did have the illustrations. The author realizes she should have just revised the first one as close to 100 5-star reviews were lost when the book was republished. The 2013 version of Unraveling the Christmas Star Mystery was awarded a First Place Gold Medal and named the "best Christian Education Book of The Year by the Jenkins Foundation in the Illumination Book Awards.
When former high school astronomy teacher Irene Worthington Baron received 60 astronomy computer programs from NASA for her classroom, she started wondering if she could use them to prove there really was a Christmas star.
Baron, recently retired after almost 40 years of teaching, just released a new ebook, Unraveling the Christmas Star Mystery. In it, she explains how she used ancient astronomy symbols and modern computer programs to uncover events surrounding the birth of Christ.
She told The Christian Post, “I always thought there was one Christmas star and I wanted to find it.” So she started studying the symbols of ancient astronomers.
In her book, Baron claims that her findings reveal there were 10 major, celestial events announcing the birth of Jesus Christ, the last being the position marker over Bethlehem.
She writes, “The sixth significant event of Jesus’ birth announcement occurred on September 1st, 0004 when a spectacular solar eclipse occurred close to Mars, Venus, and Saturn while the Sun was partially eclipsing the slow moving Saturn. The Moon then moved in front of the Sun and totally eclipsed it. To have the Sun eclipsing Saturn and the Moon eclipsing the Sun simultaneously is an extremely rare event at any time, let alone for a dawn sky.”
She told CP that the “Christmas star was, in fact, Saturn.” It was on the other side of the sun during that time and was very bright in the night sky. It was moving right over Bethlehem during a two-week time period.
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So how did she discover all of this?
The author began using the NASA programs to research the dawn sky around the time of Christ’s birth. Baron figured she could go back in time with the computer programs to look at what the star patterns were like during that time.
She set all calculations during her computer searches for dawn in the local time zone of Bethlehem while using the correct latitude and longitude for that location. The computer programs would then go back in time and print out sky maps from the time and place in the sky she indicated.
When the computer would finally print something out, sometimes after days of waiting, Baron would look at the sky charts for unusual patterns like eclipses.
Once she located different sky patterns she would then look at the symbolism of ancient cultures during the time around the birth of Christ that had also noted similar occurrences. She began an extensive study of books written by historians and archeologists. Their data was based primarily on historical records, paintings and carvings on ancient temples, coins and legal seals.
The planets and stars have set patterns, so astronomers as far back as 4,000 years ago, beginning in Babylonian times, could use mathematics to predict how the celestial objects would move for a year or more in advance. For ancient cultures, each motion, interaction, and happening in the sky meant something.
They used their symbolism to interpret what happened in the sky. And each planet or star symbolized a god. When they began seeing the eclipses surrounding the birth of Christ, they took this to symbolize a larger more powerful god was coming to earth.
Because of this, Baron said, the wise men had advance knowledge through their study of the stars that Christ would be born because of different happenings among the movement of the planets and stars. So they were able to have enough time to travel from their homelands to Bethlehem to pay homage to Jesus.
In her ebook, Baron provides charts and pictures to further explain her findings. She says her research “will confirm what Christians believe, and validate the Bible.”
The digital book, being sold on Amazon, was written and illustrated by the author to enable persons ages 12 and older to understand the information presented, and the birth announcement events are explained in an easy-to-comprehend format.
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According to her research, each celestial event provided further symbolic evidence that the new God being born on Earth was destined to become the most powerful God of the Universe. Ms. Baron stated, "The ancient star watchers were probably shaking in the sandals when they interpreted the phenomenal and spectacular events. The predicted birth of the greatest God in the universe was probably, to them, the biggest event to ever happen on Earth." According to her references, the ancient priests and astronomers assigned different attributes to each of the “wandering stars,” including Saturn. Full Article at PRWeb
The ancient star watchers were probably shaking in the sandals when they interpreted the phenomenal and spectacular events. The predicted birth of the greatest God in the universe was probably, to them, the biggest event to ever happen on Earth.
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Just because a spectacular celestial event occurred in the dawn sky of 2,000- years ago did not mean it was part of Jesus Christ’s birth announcement. The event had to have the correct associated symbolism that was used by ancient priests, astronomers, astrologers, and cosmologists referring to the birt...
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UNRAVELING THE CHRISTMAS STAR MYSTERY
Published 09/23/2011 - 12:58 p.m. CST
By Irene Baron
Special to ASSIST News Service
ZANESVILLE, OHIO - (ANS) - NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) sent me over 60-astronomy computer programs to use in my high school astronomy classroom. WOW! That was awesome! The programs were so diverse, they could be used to track celestial motions of the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars in many ways. I was excited and my students were awed.
Being a Christian, the first thing that came to my mind was a question. Could these programs tell me what happened in the sky when Christ was born? Could I prove there really was a Christmas star? If so, what was it?
Some past suggestions and speculation of the Christmas star were that it was a comet, an exploding star called a nova or supernova, or a conjunction of planets. A conjunction of planets is when the planets appear to merge. Since their orbital paths are millions of miles apart, they don’t physically meet, but appear to do so in the sky. Were any of these things the Christmas star?
I always enjoyed searching for information. In the past I’d done so using books. Now, I could use my computer. To have the opportunity to use mathematically precise computer programs was a blessing. The movements of the Sun, Moon, planets and stars in the sky don’t change, so the computer programs would be accurate. To have the opportunity to find out about the celestial objects of 2000 years ago was going to be a challenge, and I loved challenges. This was going to be fun. I was going to find out if there really was a Christmas star. Consequently, I spent much time on the computer almost every night.
Did I find out what happened? I sure did! It was an exciting journey back into history, for not only did I have to find the event set which was predicted and anticipated by the ancient wise men/astronomers/astrologers/ cosmologists/magi/priests, I had to learn more about them and that time in history. How did they interpret what they saw in the sky? What was symbolic to them? Why would they use the event of some celestial happening to predict the birth of the greatest God to be born in the universe?
After reading through many books on ancient history and archaeology, I learned that astronomers at that time used dawn for all celestial observations. Therefore, I had to set all calculations during the computer searches for dawn in the local time zone of Bethlehem while using the correct latitude and longitude for that location. I consistently used six o’clock in the morning.
In His original creation, God set the wheels in motion for everything to happen at the correct time and place in the future, perhaps millions of years later. To realize what He accomplished is humbling. The intelligence and magnificence of our Heavenly Father is so great, it’s hard to comprehend.
In the Holy Bible, Galatians, 4:41* is the statement: “But when the fullness of the time was come, God sent forth His Son.”
This tells us that His Son would be born when everything was perfect for that event. And it was. At that time in history, the known world was at a peace enforced by the Roman armies. People could travel safely and did. That enabled the wise men with their astronomers and entourages to travel from their homelands to Bethlehem in Judea.
To these astronomers, who erroneously believed every object that existed in the sky was a god, this heavenly birth announcement was for the first God to be born on Earth. In addition, their interpretations told He would be the most powerful God in the universe. This was a God that would change their way of thinking and the religions of the world. The wise men became the first gentiles to worship Him.
To the ancients, everyone single object in the sky was erroneously considered to be a god and held symbolic meaning. Their powerful Sun god had no equal. They had no idea it was related in any way to the myriad points of light in the sky, other suns (stars) in the far distances of our galaxy. Considering the Sun as both powerful and dependable, the orderly path it took over the years gave it a characteristic they determined to be the source of all authority. When interpretations of celestial events were made, if the Sun was involved, it meant there was approval of the event by all the gods of their universe.
Their Moon god was considered the source of all intelligence, knowledge, keeper of the calendar and, when seen with the Sun, meant health, happiness, greetings and established the foundations of the emperor, king, or ruler.
After the Sun and Moon, the most important gods to them were those which made up the “wandering stars,” now known as planets. Every motion, interaction, and happening in the sky meant something to the ancient astronomers. They used their symbolism to interpret what happened in the sky, each of their celestial gods declaring what was to be.
When our almighty and all-knowing God created the universe, he produced every piece of every subatomic particle, atom, star, nebula, galaxy, dark matter, and all that existed, visible and invisible. At that instant of creation, the laws of nature that God ordained in his infinite wisdom were set into motion, along with every celestial object. They continued moving in what many would consider meaningless motions. But He knew and preordained them to move in ways that at the time His Son, Jesus Christ, was going to be born on Earth, the heavens announced not only His birth, but also His birthplace.
It is a miracle that it happened when the birth and the birthplace could be determined correctly by the astronomers of that time. Like the Babylonians before them, they were so mathematically advanced they could predict the motions of the heavenly bodies years in the future. That gave their countrymen time to decide what to do about the birth of the new God. They had to choose who would travel up to a year in advance or more to reach the birthplace of the new God. What supplies would be needed for all personnel traveling with their entourage? What gifts they would take? How would the gifts be presented within the protocols of their culture? What would the presentation mean for the future of the presenters and their countries? To ponder the questions was probably mind boggling to them.
The emperors, kings, and rulers chosen as representatives of their countries to make a presentation to the greatest God of the universe were most likely very apprehensive. Not only was there probably heightened anxiety and anticipation of solving the problems that would arise during the preparation and duration of their journeys, they had to make sure that everything they were going to do during the actual gift presentation would be correct. What would they wear? Would they decorate their skin as they did in the temples of their homelands? Should the main dignitary or a priest offer the gifts? Should they bow or prostrate themselves before Him? Since this God could greatly affect the future of their nation and the outcome of wars, everything had to be perfect.
These men, the best their countries had to offer, were going to be eye witnesses to the greatest event to ever occur on Earth. They were going to actually see the God that was born during the most magnificent and largest birth announcement in the history of mankind.
The chapters of the book include the Introduction, Biblical Records of the Birth, Basic Astronomy Concepts, Symbolism by Civilization, The Ancient Astronomers, The Christmas Star Events, Computer Evidence, References, Computer Programs Utilized, Glossary, and Endnotes. An index is available for hard copies.
Using 98-book and periodical references and 65-computer programs, the Christmas star event was proven and spectacular. What an honor and blessing it has been for me to experience the discovery and knowledge of what happened at the birth of Jesus Christ.
Here is one of my original sketches, later refined and used in the book. The text discusses the position of the Sun, Moon and Earth during a solar eclipse. The ancients used their symbolism to interpret the meanings of two dawn solar eclipses that occurred within 30-days of one another. One was a total solar eclipse which fully blocked the sun. The other was a partial solar eclipse. The eclipses helped announce the birth of Christ in a progression of ten unusual and magnificent events.
One paragraph from the book reads: “The sixth significant event of Jesus’ birth announcement occurred on September 1st, 0004 when a spectacular solar eclipse occurred close to Mars, Venus, and Saturn while the Sun was partially eclipsing the slow moving Saturn. Venus, Mars and Saturn were still at opposition and extremely brilliant. The Moon then moved in front of the Sun and totally eclipsed it. To have the Sun eclipsing Saturn and the Moon eclipsing the Sun simultaneously is an extremely rare event at any time, let alone for a dawn sky. It did not matter that the Sun’s brilliance blocked out their Saturn god, for the astronomers knew where Saturn was. As the Moon blackened the Sun and blocked the sunlight, Saturn’s image would have brightened to allow it to appear like a jewel of light beaconing for attention in the sky.”
Note: During this investigative journey, I spent several years researching the historical and archeological history of 2,000-years ago. My research has taken me to many libraries. I have used the resources of my local public library here in Zanesville, Ohio and found the reference personnel gracious in their offers to obtain books from elsewhere for my use. My studies at Hiram College (BA) and Ohio University (MA) were implemented by training with the World Engineers Joint Council in London, England where I studied coordinate indexing, operations, research procedural steps, information systems, syntactical problems, information retrieval thesauri, relationships of knowledge, information, and data under the auspices of the Information Systems Research Division of Battelle Memorial Institute out of Columbus, Ohio.
Having studied astronomy in college, I taught astronomy as part of Earth Science in high school for almost 30-years, I found my students fascinated about the sky above them. I have collected astronomy materials and data since high school, much of it from NASA.
I wrote the geology and hydrology section of the Top Secret Mekong River Project book for the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), Research & Development Center – Thailand, living in that country 4-years. I was editor of the National Earth Science Teachers Newsletter (East Central Section), presented workshops at the Science Education Council of Ohio and other regional meetings. Having been recognized by Hiram College with their Annual Award of Outstanding Achievement, other awards have primarily been for teaching or technology. A few include National Science Foundation fellowships, honorary societies, AT&T Ohio Science Teacher of Year, Governor’s Fellow, Outstanding Earth Science Teacher (East Central Section, National Association of Geoscience Teachers), entries in Who’s Who with four different organizations, etc.
* Scripture quotation is taken from the Holy Bible, King James Version, Copyright 1981, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Used by permission.
About The Author
Irene Baron currently resides in Zanesville, Ohio. A former teacher and current pilot, Irene worked with the Advanced Research Project Agency (ARPA) in Thailand while employed by Battelle Memorial Institute and as an aerial photographer. Recently retired, she is spending time painting icons for her angel alphabet book and finishing the second novel in a Christian paranormal suspense series. She is a member of Coburn UM Church and has one daughter who lives in Delaware. Irene is currently working on a non-fiction book about this topic and publishers may reach the author at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Archaeoastronomy and the Roots of Science by E. Krupp, AAAS selected symposium 71. Westview Press.History of Norton Astonomi & cosmology by J. North, published by WW Norton & Company.Echoes of the Ancient Skies: Astronomy Lost Civilization by SPR Krupp, published by Harper & Row Publishers.Members Reports magic and sorcerers Nineveh and Babylon to the editor RC Thompson, published by Luzac & States.
author of the report of his research that the event is great birth announcements began in July of that eventful time of ancient gods wandering star Venus, Mars and Jupiter meetings lined up in the sky at dawn. In opposition, they have filled their faces lit up like a bright neon signs. Symbolic, members of the astronauts were asked to consider what is to come. From that moment, on, an important symbolic event occurs at a rapid pace and amazing.Unraveling the Mystery comprehensive account of the Christmas Star, precise and fascinating phenomenon of the Christmas star on NASA computer programs, Bible quotations, historical records, the picture on ancient monuments, coins, and seals the law since 3000 or more years. Observations and scientific data with ancient beliefs is a proper explanation birth of Jesus and related phenomena Christmas star. This text is a source of information for scholars, teachers, and residents in general. It is recommended highly for Undergraduate Bible.H. Lewis, M.D. Additional information is available on the site: http://www.irenebaron.com.He will be happy to answer astronomy questions related to his research. He can be contacted via e-mail address: irenebaron (at) irenebaron (dot) com
public domain, astronomy computer program has been sent to the author by the National Aeronautik and Space Administration library education. He uses their computer program to locate, verify, and report the astronomical events that are listed in the digital book: Unraveling the Mystery of Christmas Stars. The title of computer programs including:
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titles NASA computer programs used by the authors listed in the book are displayed, Unraveling the Mystery of Christmas Stars, at URL: http://www.irenebaron.com, and at the end of this press release.
symbol correlation interpretation of the universe and symbolic events that are used by the star watchers Christs with the actual events as it occurs in the dawn sky. Difficulties encountered during the research included in this book.
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astronomy computer program was invited by the authors to confirm the event space he found. In his book, he identifies each event by day, hour, month and year.It has become common knowledge that stargazers 2000-years ago, studying the sky at dawn. Accordingly, the individual who takes part must manage their time searching for the dawn in time zone Bethlehem.
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Irene Worthington Baron the computer programs of NASA sixty astronomy is used to find a sky-2000 years of evidence and proof of the star of Christmas. The author reports confirm each announced the birth of Jesus Christ discovered using various computer programs astronomy.Titles of computer programs for NASA by the author are listed in the illustrated book, Unraveling the mystery of Christmas Star, at URL: http://www.irenebaron.com, and at the end of this press release.
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Readers will find references text of the ancient symbolism in the book with endnotes listed by chapter. References are included in the recently published book, Digital Unraveling the mystery of Christmas Star, at:. Http: / / www.irenebaron.com, and at the end of this press release
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there were ten major celestial events announcing the birth of Jesus Christ, the latter being the marker position in Bethlehem. Events have created what it considers to be the birth announcement of the largest in the history of mankind.
Individuals using computer programs in astronomy were invited by the author to control the celestial events, she discovered. In her book, she identifies at least by day, hour, month and year.It is common knowledge that the observers of the star 2000 years has studied the heavens at dawn. Stakeholders have the time of their research at the beginning of the zone of Bethlehem.
It is well known to astronomers today that the ancient astronomers, astrologers, priests and cosmologists symbols and symbolism is used to track the movement of the stars to interpret the Babylonians 4000 years before.
The author concludes that the observers of the former star, well versed in mathematics and astronomy, were able to track the movement of stars to predict years in advance. Ms. Baron said that it is logical to conclude that having prior knowledge which indicate housing / mages / astronomer / priests, and their support staff, enough time to travel to their country of origin Bethlehem of Judea to pay homage to God and new, perhaps, the first non-Jewish to worship.
Ms. Baron has learned details of the interpretations of ancient symbols and motion stars using summaries, books, newspapers, and magazines for ancient history and archeology, including studies of ancient texts, wall sculptures, art, astronomy, and historical artifacts. As mentioned above, these references at the end of this press release. Some examples of resources to identify symbols and the symbolism of the ancient astronomers, astrologers and cosmologists and their interpretations:Archaeoastronomy and the roots of science by E. Krupp, AAAS Selected Symposium 71. Westview Press.history of astronomy and cosmology J. Norton North, published by WW Norton & Company.Echoes of the Ancient Skies: Astronomy of Lost Civilizations by EC Krupp, published by Harper & Row Publishers.The reports of the magicians and astrologers of Nineveh and Babylon, with the publisher RC Thompson, published by Luzac & Company.
The author reports his research that the dramatic events began in July announced the birth of that memorable year, when the old? wandering stars? gods, Venus, Mars and Jupiter were aligned in the sky of dawn. In opposition, they had fulfilled their faces brightly lit like neon. Symbolically, the astronomers were asked to pay attention to what was coming. From here, significant and dramatic symbolic events happened quickly.
The author has found the ancient gods of the dawn air moves in a unique way to help make the dramatic events of poinsettias. According to his research, every celestial event further evidence that the symbolic God are born again on earth was destined to become the most powerful God of the universe to be.
Mrs. Baron said: Observers old stars are probably shaking in sandals when they played phenomenal and spectacular events. The expected birth of the greatest of God in the universe was probably, for them, the biggest event ever to happen to the Earth.
references, former priests and astronomers different attributes assigned to each of the stars? err? including Saturn. Their different symbolic beliefs about the god of the moon of knowledge and their almighty sun god of creation are also discussed and referenced in the book.
Using references to verify his findings, Dr. Baron said Heavenly specific symbolic interpretations of ancient civilizations including the Akkadians, Asians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Chinese, Egyptians, Mespotamians, Persians, and the Sumerians.
book was written and illustrated by the author for people ages twelve years and older to the information presented to understand. Knowledge of astronomy to understand events of the birth is explained in an easy to understand format.
digital book, Unraveling the mystery of Christmas Star, is available from the leading suppliers of electronic books, such as the Amazon Kindle store, Barnes & Noble eBooks and the Sony Reader Store.
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:Unraveling the mystery of Christmas Star is a detailed, precise and interesting phenomenon poinsettias on a large number of programs of NASA, the scriptures, historical documents, illustrations of ancient monuments, coins, seals and three legal one thousand years. The scientific data with previous observations and beliefs are a clear explanation of the birth of Jesus and the related phenomenon of the poinsettia. This text is a good source of information for researchers, teachers and the general population. Highly recommended for scholars.H. Lewis, M.D.
Ms. Baron currently resides in Ohio.additional information is available on its website: http://www.irenebaron.com.They would like to ask regarding astronomical research to answer. She can be contacted via e-mail address:. Irene Baron (at) irene Baron (dot) com
the public domain, astronomy, computer programs were sent to the author by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration education library. She used her computer programs to discover, monitor and report events in astronomy included in the digital book: Unraveling the mystery of Christmas Star.
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Christmas Star Events Proven and Explained by Researcher Using Nasa Astronomy Computer Programs
Sunday, 11 December 2011 (1 week ago)Astronomy teacher, Irene Worthington Baron, used NASA astronomy computer programs when searching for proof of the Christmas star. In her recently published results, the author concluded the Christmas star of Bethlehem was just the position marker and the last of ten spectacular, heavenly birth announcements.Zanesville, OH (PRWEB) December 10, 2011Irene Worthington Baron used over sixty NASA astronomy computer programs to search skies of 2,000-years ago for evidence and proof of the Christmas star. The author reports confirming each discovered birth announcement of Jesus Christ by using multiple astronomy computer programs.The titles of the NASA computer programs used by the author are listed in the illustrated book, Unraveling the Christmas Star Mystery, at the URL: http://www.irenebaron.com, and at the end of this press release.Ms. Baron stated, “Just because a spectacular celestial event occurred in the dawn sky of 2,000- years ago did not mean it was part of Jesus Christ’s birth announcement. The event had to have the correct associated symbolism that was used by ancient priests, astronomers, astrologers, and cosmologists referring to the birth of the new and most powerful God to be born in the universe.”The author correlated interpretations of celestial symbols and symbolic events used by the star watchers of Christ’s time with the actual events as they occurred in the dawn sky. The difficulties she encountered during the research are included in the book.Readers will find text references of the ancient symbolism in the book correlated with endnotes that are listed by chapter. References are listed in the newly published digital book, Unraveling the Christmas Star Mystery, at the URL:http://www.irenebaron.com, and at the end of this press release.According to Ms. Baron, there were ten major, celestial events announcing the birth of Jesus Christ, the last being the position marker over Bethlehem. The events created what she considers to be the greatest birth announcement in the history of mankind.Individuals using astronomy computer programs are invited by the author to verify the celestial events she discovered. In her book she identifies each event by day, hour, month, and year.It has become common knowledge that the star watchers of 2000-years ago studied the sky at dawn. Participating individuals must therefore set the time of their searches to dawn in the time zone of Bethlehem.It is common knowledge to current astronomers that ancient astronomers, astrologers, priests and cosmologists used symbols and symbolism to interpret star movements prior to the Babylonians of 4,000-years ago.The movements of the stars and planets in the heavens are precise and mathematical. The author therefore concluded that the ancient star watchers, well versed in mathematics and astronomy, were able to make predictions of star movements years in advance. Ms. Baron stated it is logical to conclude that having advance knowledge is what enabled the entourages of wisemen/magi/astronomers/priests, and their support personnel, ample time to travel from their homelands to Bethlehem in Judea to pay homage to the new God and become, perhaps, the first gentiles to worship Him.Ms. Baron learned the details concerning the ancient interpretations of symbols and star movements by using abstracts, books, papers, and periodicals concerning ancient history and archeology including studies of ancient writings, wall carvings, art, astronomy, and historical artifacts. As stated earlier, these references are included at the end of this press release. A few examples of the resources identifying the symbols and symbolism of the ancient astronomers, astrologers, and cosmologists and their interpretations include:Archaeoastronomy and the Roots of Science by E. Krupp, AAAS Selected Symposium 71. Westview Press.The Norton History of Astronomy & Cosmology by J. North, published by the W.W. Norton & Company.Echoes of the Ancient Skies: The Astronomy of Lost Civilizations by E.C. Krupp, published by Harper & Row Publishers.The Reports of The Magicians and Astrologers of Nineveh and Babylon with editor R.C. Thompson, published by Luzac & Company.The author reports from her research that the spectacular birth announcement events began in July of that eventful year when the ancient “wandering star” gods Venus, Mars, and Jupiter were closely lined up in the dawn sky. At opposition, they had their full faces brilliantly illuminated like neon signs. Symbolically, astronomers were being asked to pay attention for what was to come. From that point on, significant and spectacular symbolic events happened rapidly.The author found the ancient dawn sky gods moved in unique ways to help create the impressive Christmas star events. According to her research, each celestial event provided further symbolic evidence that the new God being born on Earth was destined to become the most powerful God of the Universe.Ms. Baron stated, “The ancient star watchers were probably shaking in the sandals when they interpreted the phenomenal and spectacular events. The predicted birth of the greatest God in the universe was probably, to them, the biggest event to ever happen on Earth.”According to her references, the ancient priests and astronomers assigned different attributes to each of the “wandering stars,” including Saturn. Their various symbolic beliefs concerning the Moon god of knowledge and their all powerful Sun god of creation are also discussed and referenced in the book.Using references to verify her findings, Ms. Baron explains the specific celestial symbolic interpretations of ancient civilizations including the Akkadians, Asians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Chinese, Egyptians, Mespotamians, Persians, and Sumerians.The digital book was written and illustrated by the author to enable persons ages twelve and older to understand the information presented. Astronomy knowledge needed to understand the birth announcement events is explained in an easy to comprehend format.The digital book, Unraveling the Christmas Star Mystery, is available from major electronic book sellers such as the Amazon Kindle Store, Barnes & Noble eBooks, and the Sony Reader Store.One reviewer reports:Unraveling the Christmas Star Mystery is a thorough, accurate and spellbinding account of the Christmas star phenomenon based on numerous NASA computer programs, Biblical passages, historical records, illustrations on ancient monuments, coins, and legal seals dating back three thousand or more years. The scientific data with ancient observations and beliefs form a precise explanation of the birth of Jesus and the associated phenomenon of the Christmas star. This text is a good source of information for the scholar, teacher, and population in general. Recommended highly for Biblical Scholars.H. Lewis, M.D.Ms. Baron currently resides in Ohio.Additional information may be found on her Web site: http://www.irenebaron.com.She will be glad to answer astronomy questions related to her research. She may be contacted through the email address: irenebaron(at)irenebaron(dot)com.The public domain, astronomy computer programs were sent to the author by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration education library. She used their computer programs to discover, verify, and report the astronomy events listed in the digital book: Unraveling the Christmas Star Mystery. The computer program titles include: Adjust Right Ascension & Declination for Precession Altitude Azimuth Altazimuth Calculator – Interpolator Angular separation – Two Stars Calendar Calendrics Close Encounters Comet Coordinates: Moon & Planets – Any Date Conjunction Dynamic Planet Orbit Plotter for different Solar Masses Elongations & Transits of Polaris Ephemerides Ephemeris Ephemeris computer Equinoxes & Solstices Galilean Satellite Positions Great Circle Distance Julian Day & Calendar Interchange Lunar Eclipse/Umbra Lunar & Solar Eclipse Calculations Mars: Next Opposition & Data Messier and NGC Catalogs Moon: Eclipses for Any Year Moon Finder Moon: Phases for Any Date Moon Phase Program Moon Phases Moon Plotter for Phases/Locations North Sky: A Computerized Star Chart Northern Star field Observer Planet Coordinates Planet Data Planet Finder Planet Grand Tour Planet Locator and Solar System Simulator Planet Orbits Planet views Precession RA & DEC ;Moon & Planets – Any Date Retrograde Motion of Mars Rise/Set/Transit & Star Time Satellite Passage Solar Eclipse #1 Solar Eclipse #2 Solar System Orrery Solar system: Rise Transit Set Spirografix – True Path Plotter Star & Nebula Locator Summing Stellar Magnitudes Sun Azimuth & Maximum Altitude Sunrise/Set Sunrise/Set Version #2 Sunrise Sunset, Dawn & Dusk Sunrise/Sunset/Sun locations Text Time Dilation Time: Local Mean == Sidereal Times of rising and Setting of Mercury and Venus For Any Date Twilight times: any Location Ursa Star Time Year Sunrise/Set & Twilight Calculator Zodiac SunsignsShe also used the purchased computer program TellStar – Your Computer Graphics Window to the Universe distributed by Spectrum HoloByte.The author used over ninety abstracts, books, papers, and periodical references to determine the symbols and symbolic interpretations used by the ancient sky watchers. 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Pp. 28-29. 1995.Ms. Baron attributes her success to numerous pastors who permitted access to their personal books and church libraries. She highly appreciates the helpful reference librarians at John McIntire Public Library in Zanesville, OH who obtained numerous books from other libraries at her request. The extensive library of the Zanesville Art Center was also utilized as was the Internet.
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