Are the Gospels Astrological Allegories?

by sabastious 11 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Meeting Junkie No More
    Meeting Junkie No More

    Very interesting topic!

    I would highly recommend a book I have just finished reading on this same issue: FATED SKY by Benson Bobrick.

    Among a host of other examples, the author points to the importance of the 'star' in the story of Jesus - remember it was the 'star' that led the wise men to the babe in the manger, etc. Too many examples to list, but I think you might find it fascinating.

    My own take, after having read the book, is that I have a new respect for astrology and its influence on history, religion and science. Without it, we would not have astronomy or chemistry; the New World may not have been discovered! (interesting info on Columbus). Anyhow, I would not be surprised one bit if the Gospels were astrological allegories...

  • PSacramento

    We have to take into account who the authors were ( possibly were) and what was their background and why they were writing and to whom.

    Only from that point can we not only understand the obvious but try to interpret the no so obvious.

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