The Star of Bethlehem
Here’s an interesting video about the “star” the Magi followed. I had heard about this video last year, and usually when I come across things like this I think “Great, more ‘bible code’ nonsense.” However, after watching it I think it’s plausible given the assumption that the Magi were 1) believers in the Jewish Scriptures, 2) looking for signs pointing toward the promised Messiah, and 3) saw something so out of the ordinary that it caused them to make the trek to Jerusalem and then to Bethlehem.
I’m more inclined to accept something like this instead of, for example, that the star was an angel or a completely supernatural glowing ball that guided them to Jesus’ house. The reason is that the Magi seem to be looking for more information as they go (they ask Herod where the messiah was supposed to be born, they are told by Herod to go and search for the child, etc…) If they were following something else there would be no need for any of that.
Anyway, all that to say if this isn’t exactly right, it’s probably in the neighborhood. At least that’s my opinion. Here’s part 1 of the video: