Star in the East
By Hans Holzer
Hans Holzer rediscovers Christmas, from its pre-Christian beginnings to its celebration in many lands yesterday and today; from the Star in the East to the origins of holly, hymns, trees, and Santa Claus (yes, Virginia, he lived!). Through ancient astrological and astronomical charts he shows how the Three Wise Men were led from opposite ends of the earth to Bethlehem, and why the undertook the long and dangerous journey—separately—to the birthplace of Christ. Using his skills as an archaeologist, historian, and numismatist, Professor Holzer reveals the true identities of the three Kings called Caspar, Melchior, and Balthazar, focusing new light on the spiritual significance of Christmas.