Commonly known as "Halley's Comet", this 76-year period comet may have also been the same heavenly event known as the "Star of Bethlehem" because of several scientific reasons soon to be explained.
First, it should be known that the following information is based on a new theoretical timeline interpretation of Western History which at first may seem too radical to be truthful - however, this theory can be conclusive in thought if scientifically understood properly. In order to appreciate this new theoretical time-line interpretation of Western History, one should "put aside" from one's mind all known conventional dates from before the Renaissance long enough to see a whole new way of knowing the true length of ancient history.
The following astronomical data table of calendrical events list the adjusted dates in recording the 76-year period comet while at the same spot in the Constellation of Sagittarius (Sagitta = an arrow).
1986 / March 29
1910 / March 28
1834 / March 25
1758 / March 23
1682 / March 20
1606 / March 18
1530 / March 17 (Adjusted to not include 10 extra days at 1582)*
1454 / March 15 (Adjusted to not include 10 extra days at 1582)
1378 / March 14 (Adjusted to not include 10 extra days at 1582)
1302 / March 12 (Adjusted to not include 10 extra days at 1582)**
1226 / March 10 (Adjusted to not include 10 extra days at 1582)
1150 / March 08 (Adjusted to not include 10 extra days at 1582)
1074 / March 06 (Adjusted to not include 10 extra days at 1582)
0998 / March 04 (Adjusted to not include 10 extra days at 1582)
* Pope Gregory mandated 10 extra days to the existing Julian Calendar because it was assumed that the Julian Calendar was in error by 10 days.
** If certain influential historians of the Renaissance, who packaged the official timeline of Western History during the early age of mass printing, were incorrect in concluding that the Middle Ages lasted a thousand years - and were also incorrect in concluding that the Greco-Roman time-line lasted over a thousand years, then the recent Carbon-14 testing project that dated Christ's burial cloth to only some seven centuries ago, could be significant scientific evidence that proves the date of Christ's birth and the "Star of Bethlehem" event happened in the same year when a 76-year period comet event appeared, on time, in 1302 - or only about seven-hundred years ago.
How a celestial event in March became associated with the birth of Christ in late December may be linked to the "festival of lights" event of the Maccabees when religious and governmental scholars "compromised" their calendrical data during the early Renaissance. Moreover, perhaps the "three wise men" who saw the "Bethlehem Star" knew that the comet was coming because of earlier astronomical records which, now lost, may have predicted the reoccurring arrival of the comet every 76 years.
[UPDATE: Another reason why a small discrepancy exist in the above 76-year Comet timetable formula between the real birth date of Christ on December 25, 1301 and the "Christ Comet of 1302" -- or the "Star of Bethlehem" event some eleven weeks later in March, can be explained because historians may have confused the December 25th birth date of baby Jesus with his "Coronation" event held in March some eleven weeks later. In other words, the "Nativity Scene" with the "three wise men" and the "Star of Bethlehem" event of baby Jesus took place in March, under the "Eastern Star" event of 1302 -- or "Easter" event.]
Calendrical math also may support the theoretical idea that not only was Christ born about seven centuries years ago, but that the first Patriarch named Adam existed only some three centuries before Christ. By retranslating conventional Hebrew records which suggest Adam existed some 3,761 "years" before Christ into 3,761 lunar months, at 29.53 days per month, the new year value equals 304 years at 365.25 days per year. And if 304 years were subtracted from the date of 1302, the result could be that Adam "came into being" with the beginning of the Hebrew Calendar in the year 998 - or the same year that the 76-year comet appeared 13 times ago.
Given again the theoretical view that, because historical scholars nearly five centuries ago mistakenly valued the Middle Ages as a thousand year period -- instead of a hundred year period, during their timeline conclusions of Western History, the year 998 may actually be the starting year date of the "Western Calendar". Also, according to other calendrical math, the first Olympiad took place 776 seasons, or only 194 years, before the birth of Christ -- meaning the year 1108 was the beginning date of Greco-Roman history.
This new calendrical math suggest the idea that the capital seaport of Atlantis existed less than a thousand years ago because the Biblical flood that destroyed it took place after the date of Adam in 998.
Regarding the calendrical events of Indo-Oriental and New World native histories, it should be known that modern historians have been dating the ancient events of these areas to "fit into" the conventional timeline for five centuries. The data presented in this essay suggest much work needs to be done by modern historians in rediscovering and rewriting global human history.
[UPDATE: Although the above data states that the 76-year period comet was the same event in the years of 988 A.D. and 1302 A.D., the new Atlantean Timeline calendar has "shifted" the birth of Adam two years forward to 1000 A.T. for simplicity reasons. In doing so, the birth of Christ some 304 years after Adam has rendered the numerical data to be "out of sync" by two years. Therefore, the above numerical data is technically correct in relation to the A.D. calendar, but is two years behind in relation to the new A.T. calendar.]
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