Tag: Bethlehem

The Star of Bethlehem or the Star of Jacob? A Forgotten Prophecy
Biblical Studies

The Star of Bethlehem or the Star of Jacob? A Forgotten Prophecy

Nearly every year during the Nativity season printed journals and articles posted online flood us with the same resounding question: “What Was the Star of Bethlehem?” Among the four canonical gospels, Matthew is the only one that mentions the “star of Bethlehem.” “In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of…

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Jerusalem Belongs to All of Its Creeds
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations, Religion and Politics

Jerusalem Belongs to All of Its Creeds

български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски It’s been a brutal week for Palestinians in the city of peace. As hardline Israeli groups prepared a provocative parade through the Muslim Quarter of the Old City, Israeli security forces turned their guns on peaceful Palestinian protesters and worshipers performing Ramadan prayers at…

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Christmas’s Great Conjunction
Biblical Studies, Theology

Christmas’s Great Conjunction

български | ქართული | Ελληνικά | Русский | Српски There has been a lot of excitement this December regarding an astronomical phenomenon known as a great conjunction. This great conjunction, also known as a planetary conjunction, is an alignment of Jupiter and Saturn with Earth that is visible in our night sky. A great conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn last came…

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