Eclipse of 6 BC, Antioch Mint 11-12 AD

September 23, 2014

The premise of the "Star of Bethlehem" coins is that the Romans are using celestial events from a period of 12 years before their annexation of Judea in 6 AD. These "signs in the heavens" are to show the people the Romans have justification from the gods to take over Judea. The Star of Bethlehem was not obvious to everybody or Herod would have been able to find Jesus like the Magi. There are four celestial objects in the Antioch ram coin series. The above demonstrates a ball with seven light rays around it. A partial eclipse, a star, and a star with a ray of light extending to the ground are the other events. This symbol may represent a annular or hybrid solar eclipse from 6 BC. Photo Athena Numismatics

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2000 years ago the cross was a Roman symbol of death and terror. Jesus Christ transformed this symbol into a universal sign of God's love, hope and resurrection. Solar eclipse events are recorded in Roman mythology during the conception of Romulus and Remus by the war god Mars and during the foundation of the city of Rome. The solar eclipse to the Romans was a sign from their gods that war was upon the Earth. The solar eclipse symbol of the star/pellet within the crescent on Roman coins and legionary standards was also a sign of their god's approval of Roman domination over conquered lands. Fifteen hundred years later, the "Our Lady of Guadalupe" Icon was presented to the New World as an inverted Roman Legionary Standard. Jesus Christ changed these symbols of Roman domination and slavery into an everlasting sign of God's love and compassion.