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The Census and The Star
Explore the mysterious circumstances of Christ’s birth in this captivating look at the first Christmas. Joseph and Mary traveled to Bethlehem by order of the Emperor, Augustus Caesar. This census has long confounded historians seeking to reconcile the Bible with recorded history. The evidence to address that is both intriguing and insightful.
The mysteries continue when a star appears to announce the birth of the King of the Jews. What was the star? What did it look like? When did it appear? Foreign Magi, or Wise Men, saw the star and followed it to Jerusalem and Bethlehem seeking Jesus. These little-understood figures were among the first to discover Jesus in what was surely a life-changing, as well as history-making, event.
Explore the star as the Magi did, following it to better understand Christmas. Trace what the Magi did as they gazed into the night sky those thousands of years ago.
Find answers to these questions and more... What really happened on the first Christmas?