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The integration of astronomical data and ancient inscriptional evidence models the scientific method at its best.

Eugene H. Merrill, Ph.D.Author and Distinguished Professor of Old Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary

Your wide-ranging and insightful scholarship in the Scriptures and in the parallel historical record from Josephus, Tacitus and the rest! Your command of Kepler’s clock!!… My hat is off to you.

Gerard Piel, Ph.D.Former Publisher and Editor, Scientific American magazine. Piel (1915-2004) was the holder of over twenty honorary doctorates.

Larson’s understanding and use of orbital mechanics is accurate. This explanation of the Star of Bethlehem is compelling to me. It is consistent with the Biblical story. It pleases me that I can accept it as an engineer, and as an astronomy enthusiast.

Frank T. Buzzard, Ph.D.NASA’s Chief Engineer for both the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station

an interesting look… at the star… genuinely thought-provoking.

Christianity Today magazine

a convincing case…a mystery solved

Former Director, NASA Dryden Flight Research Center

About 99.9% of the stuff out there about the Star of Bethlehem is nutty, but this isn’t that. It’s well-researched and reasonable.

Ronald A. Schorn, Ph.D.Founder and former Chief of the Planetary Astronomy department at NASA and former Technical Editor of Sky & Telescope magazine