The Star of Bethlehem is one of the greatest mysteries in astronomy and in the Bible. What was it? What did it do to prompt the Magi to set out on a long journey to Judea? How did it lead them to Jesus? Historians, theologians, and astronomers have only been able to offer speculative theories to explain the remarkable celestial events around the time of Jesus's birth. This groundbreaking and game-changing book, however, makes a compelling case that the Star of Bethlehem could only, in truth, have been a great comet. Taking a fresh look at the biblical text and drawing on the latest astronomical research, this beautifully illustrated volume introduces readers for the first time to the Bethlehem Star in all of its glory. The book is sure to garner attention, to fascinate, and to inspire.