From the publisher (of Colin Nicholl’s book) site:
“The Star of Bethlehem is one of the greatest mysteries in astronomy and in the Bible. What was it? How did it prompt the Magi to set out on a long journey to Judea? How did it lead them to Jesus?
In this groundbreaking book, Colin R. Nicholl makes the compelling case that the Star of Bethlehem could only have been…”
Read more at Alan Kurschner’s article on the book:
What Exactly Is the Identity of the ‘Star’ of Bethlehem? The Bible, Astronomy, and Scholarship Par Excellence
Even if I have some different ideas myself, I have to respect anyone who puts a lot of time into applying forensic astronomy to the Bible, as I have in my books in order to deduce dates for biblical events, both past and future.