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will be responsible for major policy decisions on the
content, custody, and preservation of the Library's


collections. Mr. Finzi's


first task will be to prepare


the statement that describes the responsibilities and
functions of the office and to prepare all the neces-


sary personnel
organization. T


actions


needed


to form


the new


he director will serve as chairman of


4. -


the Acquisitions and Preservation Committees.
A native of Campiglia Marittima, Italy, Mr. Finzi


attended


the University of Rome and earned both


CONTENTS


Credit Union Gets High Marks ,
First Cases to Be Prosecuted under


New Copyright Law


"Folk-Songs of America" Album
Marks Archive's 50th Year .
John Finzi Named Director of
Collections Development Office
Library of Congress Publications
New Publication Reproduces
Wright Brothers Photographs
Nigerian Petroleum Industry Is


773-774


770-771
S. 777


771-772


bachelor and master of arts degrees from the Univer-
sity of California at Los Angeles, where he was
elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa. While pur-
suing further graduate studies at the same institution
on a doctorate in English history and anthropology,
Mr. Finzi had five years of specialized work experi-
ence at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library
of U.C.L.A., particularly in the field of rare books,
bibliographic work, and manuscript cataloging. He
subsequently completed a master's degree in library
science at the University of California at Berkeley.
Mr. Finzi came to the Library of Congress in 1957


as a participant in


the Intern


Program.


He later


worked as a bibliographer in the General Reference
and Bibliography Division, head of the Orientalia Ex-


Topic of Bibliography


. 773


change Section in the


Exchange and Gift Division,


Staff News ....
Walt Whitman Manuscript Found


.......774-7777


and head of the European Exchange Section in the


same division. In


he was sent to India as di-


Appendix-The Star of Bethlehem, Part II:


A Selected List of References


. 778-784


The cover of this issue of the Information Bulletin is
adapted from Maxfield Parrish's drawing for the back


cover of the Christmas 1895 issue


of Harper's Weekly.


The illustration, created as an advertisement, is captioned
"Royal Baking Powder Makes Dainties for Christmas. "


JOHN FINZI NAMED DIRECTOR OF
COLLECTIONS DEVELOPMENT OFFICE


rector of the Library of Congress P.L. 480 programs
for South Asia. There he organized and directed the
first of the Library's programs for the acquisition and
distribution of Library materials to the Library of
Congress and other research libraries under a special
foreign currency acquisition program, a position he
held until the summer of 1964. He established three
offices in India and Pakistan-New Delhi, Karachi,
and Dacca-and developed procedures for the acquisi-
tion, distribution, and listing of a large number of
current publications representing a broad coverage of
the publishing activities of these countries. In 1964


Mr. Finzi


became coordinator for the development


and organization of the collections,


John Finzi, assistant director for library resources,
Research Services, has been named director of the


Reference De-


apartment, and in 1971, because of his expanded re-


sponsibilities,


his title


was changed


to assistant


Collections Development Office,


brarian.


effective


December


Office of The


4. He reports to


Deputy Librarian in this new assignment.
The Collections Development Office, established as
part of the Library's reorganization announced last
March but not implemented at that time, will provide


director for library resources.
Under the auspices of the American Library Associ-
ation, Mr. Finzi served in 1967 as a consultant to the
director of the National Central Library of Florence,
Italy, undertaking a study of that library in order to
make recommendations for modernizing its organiza-











December


which led to an intensive study of automation feasi-
bility in the bibliographic activities in that library as
recommended in the Survey.
During the past two years, Mr. Finzi and his staff
have been engaged in planning and implementing the
establishment of the Performing Arts Library, a joint
project of the Library of Congress and the John F.
Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.


tive prints


of all the photographs


in the Wright


brothers collection may be purchased. Orders should


be addressed to the Library of Congress,


Photodupli-


cation Service, Washington, D.C. 20540.
The use of photography by the Wrights to record


experimentation


deliberate


scientific


was consistent


methods.


not only


Mr. Finzi is a member of the


American Library


Association, the District of Columbia Library Associ-


ation, the Indian Library


Association, the American


Historical Association, the American Anthropological
Association, and the Association for Asian Studies.
He is also a member of Pi Gamma Mu.


NEW PUBLICATION REPRODUCES
WRIGHT BROTHERS PHOTOGRAPHS

The Library has announced the microfiche publica-
tion of Photographs by the Wright Brothers, available


after January


1, 1979, from the


U.S. Government


Printing Office. The 20-page publication, which com-
memorates the 75th anniversary of the first flight by
the Wright Brothers on December 17, 1903, includes
a checklist of the photographs and five microfiche


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reproducing


303 low


contrast


prints


made


original glass-plate negatives that the Library of Con-
gress received in 1949 from the estate of Orville
Wright. Most of the views on the glass-plate negatives


This historic
second, 120-foo


photograph


depicts


Orv~ille


Wright's


t flight of December 17, 1903.


were
tween


taken by th
1898 and


e


Wright brothers themselves be-


1911 to document their successes


signed, constructed, and personally operated the first


and failures with their new flying machines.
In producing the master negative microfiche, the


power-driven,


free, c


heavier-than-air


machine


to achieve


controlled, and sustained flight, but they also


Library of Congress Photoduplication


Service experi-
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provided visual evidence of their spectacular achieve-
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Greetings to our Friends from The Librarian of Congress

After another year of growth, Ruth and I want to thank all
our friends on the staff and among our readers for making the Library
of Congress a source of light and life for all. We look forward together
to making 1979 another year of hope and fulfillment.
A Happy New Year from Our House to Your House.


December 19. 1978


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models,


experimental


planes, runways, flights, and


even their accidents. The collection also contains indi-


man was greatly


interested


in the writings


opinions of Robert G. Ingersoll, lawyer, lecturer, and,


vidual


portraits


group


pictures


of the


Wright


brothers and their family and friends, as well as many
shots of landscapes, buildings, and towns.


Wilbur and Orville


Wright were aware of the im-


portant relationship of photography to their work-
both scientifically and historically. They maintained a
notebook in which they listed the time of exposure,
stop setting, date, place, type of plate used, and sub-


ject matter for each photograph.


used standard


plates


These notes show
of the period-


orthochromatic, nonhalation, and Stanley plates-and
that they occasionally employed flashlight techniques
for interior views.


by the Wright Brothers.


the first Li-


brary of Congress publication to reproduce graphic
material on microfiche, is available in person from the
Information Counter on the ground floor of the Li-
brary of Congress Building or by mail from the Super-
intendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing


to his


generation,


agnostic." Whitman


regarded Ingersoll as a prophet, "a chosen man," and
Ingersoll's regard for Whitman is indicated by his
having been a principal speaker at Whitman's 71st
birthday dinner in 1890. The two men were fitful


correspondents


during


years


their acquain-


tance.


Despite their
correspondence-a


associatic
postal


card -from


te piece
Whitman


Ingersoll, dated "April 2 [1880] ," has been known to
be in a research collection, in the Ingersoll papers in
the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress.
The standard edition of Whitman's Correspondence
prints two other letters from transcripts of originals
in private hands, and identifies a few "lost" Whitman
letters, that is, letters known to have been written but
apparently not extant. Most of Ingersoll's letters to
Whitman are also in the Library of Congress, in


Charles


Feinberg


collect


action of Walt


Office,


Washington,


20402


(Stock


Whitman.


030-014-00003-1).


The publication sells for $4 plus


The Library acqu


ired the Ingersoll papers in install-


rseas.


Other Library of Congress publication
Wright brothers include Wilbur and Orville
Bibliography Commemorating the Hundre


1


s on the
Wright: A


dth Anni-


versary of the Birth of Wilbur Wright, April 16, 1867.


compiled
Orville Fl


Arthur


fright: A


Hundredth Anniversary of the Birth of Orville Wright.
August 19, 1871, also by Mr. Renstrom. The Bibliog-
raphy may be ordered free from the Library of Con-
gress, Central Services Division, Washington, D.C. The
Chronology is available from the Superintendent of
Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Wash-


ington, D.1
3018-00014).
Wright," coal


20402, for
"The Papers


authored by Marvin


$2.30
of Wilbur


(Stock No.
and Orville


W. McFarland and


Mr. Renstrom appeared in the August 1950 issue


Renstrom,


and Wilbur


ments, the particular installment containing the Whit-
man post card having been acquired in 1945. It was
identified as item 255 in the Library's publication,
Walt Whitman: A Catalog Based Upon the Collections
of the Library of Congress (Washington, 1955). The
text was printed in Edwin H. Miller's edition of Whit-


man 's


Correspondence (New


York.


1964) (vol. 3,


p. 175). Meanwhile, the Library had reorganized the
Ingersoll papers in 1963, placing the Whitman post
card in Box 3.


Moving ahead


15 years to late November of this


year, Charles E. Feinberg, an honorary consultant to
the Library and well-known collector of Walt Whit-
man manuscripts, was offered the opportunity to pur-
chase a Whitman post card to Robert Ingersoll, dated
April 2, no year. The offer came from David J.
Bromer of Bromer Booksellers, Watertown, Mass. Mr.


the Library of


Congress Quarterly


Journal.


WALT WHITMAN MANUSCRIPT FOUND


Feinberg quickly ascertained


that the offered item


was in fact identical with the card which had long
been known to be part of the Library's collections
and was not known to be missing. He notified Mr.
Bromer of his findings and alerted the chief of the


The Library of Congress has recovered a Walt Whit-


Library's


Manuscript


Division.


Within


a matter of


man manuscript


item missing from its collections,


thanks to the sharp eye of its honorary consultant in


Whitman


studies


;ui d thle


cooperation


tIPl s.. *4 I.I


days the item was restored to the Ingersoll papers,
through the cooperation of Mr. Bromer and Busnagi
Rajannan, who had purchased the item from a mid-
I 1 1 I1 It...


Photographs


$1 postage if mailed ove


Chronology Commemorating the










December


"FOLK-SONGS OF AMERICA" ALBUM
MARKS ARCHIVE'S 50TH YEAR
Old Granny Hare, a-what you doing' there?
Running' through the cotton patch as hard
as I can tear. .


Congress in
0146-8553).


its Maktaba
The Nigerian


Afrikana
Petroleum


Series
Indust


(ISSN
ry: A


Guide presents a selection of governmental and quasi-
governmental publications, books, periodical articles,
and dissertations on the Nigerian petroleum industry
from the early 1900s through 1976.


is the


verse


Granny


Hare,;"


one of


Compiled by Beverly


Ann Gray, head of the Afri-


the songs in


"Folk-Songs of America":


The Robert


can Section, African and Middle Eastern Division, the


Winslow Gordon Collection,


1922-1932,


edited by


66-page,


partially


annotated


is divided


Neil V. Rosenberg and Debora G. Kodish.
In 1928, Robert Winslow Gordon (1888-1961) be-
came the first head of the Library of Congress Archive
of Folk Song. Gordon's active career as a folklorist
began in 1917 and ended during the Depression in
1933 when the donations which had sustained his
position were terminated. Gordon pioneered folksong
documentation at a time when the subject was appre-
ciated by only a handful of specialists and aficio-
nados. Carrying his heavy cylinder, he traveled to the
San Francisco waterfront, the Appalachian moun-
tains, and the Georgia coast in order to record the
diverse singing traditions of this country.


issuance


of this recording dedicated to


memory of its first director was one in a series of
events marking the 50th anniversary of the Archive of
Folk Song, along with a symposium and an exhibit on
the archive's history, a special folk music concert, and
an article in the October issue of the Quarterly
Journal.
The Robert Winslow Gordon Collection comprises
the nucleus of the Archive of Folk Song, which now
contains 230,000 pages of manuscript and 300,000


recorded songs, stories,


and instrumental perform-


ances.
In one of the folk songs, Ben Harney sings his own
composition of 1894, "The Wagon," considered to be
the first ragtime song written. Other songs on the
recording range in styles from sea shanties and spiri-
tuals to blues and southern fiddle tunes. The album
also includes a booklet with an illustrated biography
of Gordon as well as the lyrics of and stories behind
each song. Priced at $10, plus 50 cents postage if


mailed,


the recording (AFS L68) may be ordered


from the Recording Laboratory, Library of Congress,
Washington, D.C. 20540, or purchased in person at
the Information Counter on the ground floor of the
Library of Congress Building.


several


sections


War, Development


under broad


topics: General, Civil


and Production,


Economic Im-


pact, Government Oil Policies, and Natural Gas. The
400 entries are arranged within each subject division,
or subdivision, alphabetically by author or title.
The bibliography is based primarily on the holdings
of the Library of Congress and of other libraries re-
porting to the National Union Catalog and to New
Serial Titles. The Nigerian Petroleum Industry is avail-
able free upon request from the African Section, Li-
brary of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540.


FIRST CASES TO BE PROSECUTED
UNDER NEW COPYRIGHT LAW


For the first time under the new copyright law, two
cases were forwarded on October 25 to the Justice
Department to be prosecuted for noncompliance with


the Section


407 mandatory


deposit requirements.


Preparations for sending four more cases are now in
process.
The new copyright law gave the Copyright Office
increased authority to enforce compliance. If the De-


posits and


Acquisitions Section


discovers


that no


copies have been deposited for a work published in
the United States with a copyright notice, an initial
demand and two follow-up letters are sent during a
three-month period. If the deposits are not received
by the end of that period and the Library of Congress
wants copies for its collections, the cases are sent
with a cover letter to the Justice Department, which
usually handles courtroom work for the Copyright
Office.


The Deposits and


sources for
Section 407


identifying


Acquisitions Section


has two


works not complying with


Seven acquisitions specialists in the sec-


NIGERIAN PETROLEUM INDUSTRY
IS TOPIC OF NEW BIBLIOGRAPHY


tion specialize in various subject areas, monitoring
trade journals and other lists of new publications, and
compiling lists of works they know the Library of
Congress wants. Recommending officers with subject











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new works to their divisions, thereby drawing atten-
tion to cases of noncompliance.


The two case
the four cases


now at the Justice Department and


soon


to be sent are all


for serials.


Eighty percent of the demands are for serial publica-


Acquisitions Section, however, is beginning to watch
other creative industries more carefully.



CREDIT UNION GETS HIGH MARKS


of other types of
The Deposits and


tions; 20 percent are


works,


primarily


for a mix


monographs.


For the seventh


Congress Federal Credit


consecutive year, the Library of


Union received a problem-


Receiving the 19 78 National Credit Union Administration
Thrift Award from NCUA examiner William Brooks (right) is


examination


according


William


Brooks,


Credit


Union


treasurer


Arthur


J. Lieb (center)


as Jim


examiner for the National Credit Union Administra-


Mitchell, Credit Union


manager,


tion (NCUA).


Each year NCUA visits each Federally


chartered credit union to determine the credit union's


to 3 p.m. on paydays.


The Credit Union is located in


financial


condition


and its compliance


Room SB 1008


of the Thomas Jefferson Building.


Federal laws and regulations, and reviews its manage-


ment.


During


the month


of October, Mr. Brooks


examined the Credit Union's financial records, loan


STAFF NEWS


portfolios,


Credit


Committee meeting records, and


minutes of the Board of Directors.
At a meeting with the Board of Directors and per-


sons chairin


the Credit and Supervisory Committees,


Mr. Brooks commended the board on the perform-
ance of the Credit Union. He observed that the Credit


Union was one of


... five or six in the area" that


was paying the maximum seven percent dividends in
share accounts while maintaining low interest rates on
loans.
Mr. Brooks announced to the board that the Credit
Union earned the National Credit Union Administra-
tion Thrift Award for its success in stimulating sav-
ings among small savers. The Credit Union attained a


monthly
shares c


growth


rate of 4.24


)ver a 12-month


period


percent in members'
d ending September


Gushee to Head CRS Division
David Gushee has been appointed senior specialist
in environmental policy and chief of the Environment
and Natural Resources Policy Division in the Congres-
sional Research Service.
A chemical engineering graduate of the Massachu-
setts Institute of Technology, Mr. Gushee was em-
ployed by the American Chemical Society from 1956
to 1972. While with the society, he was instrumental
in designing and implementing a number of programs
of technical policy research including the launching
of a major journal. Mr. Gushee served as manager of
all ACS technical publications for four years and, dur-
ing his last two years with the society, as assistant to
the executive director for planning.


1978, a rate of growth


Federal credit unions of a similar


well above the average for


size.


Mr. Gushee joined
Research Service in


the staff of the Congressional
1972 as an analyst in environ-


At its December 12 meeting, the Board of Directors


mental


policy.


was promoted


to specialist


declared a seven percent dividend (6


/4 percent regu-


environmental policy in


and received an addi-


lar and 3/4 percent special) for shares on deposit as of
December 31 of this year. Dividends, estimated to be
over $81,000, will be deposited in members' accounts
on January 1, 1979.
The Library of Congress Federal Credit Union has a


tional promotion in 1976.
Mr. Gushee has become widely recognized as an
expert in the energy field with significant contribu-
tions to national policy in such areas as coal utiliza-
tion, energy reorganization in the Executive Branch,










December 22, 1978


Engineers, Mr. Gushee has held a number of offices in
each and is the author of an impressive list of publica-
tions in the field.

DEATH OF A FORMER STAFF MEMBER
Jessie Hendrick Hardie Bartlett, a music examiner
in the Examining Division and later a general attorney
in the Register's Office during her term of employ-
ment at the Copyright Office between 1962 and
1964, died of cancer on November 29 at the age of
71.
Born in Philadelphia, Pa., Mrs. Bartlett graduated
from Bryn Mawr College and received her law degree
with second honors from Oxford University in
England. She and her sister, Lady Hitchman, together
became the first American women to be admitted as
barristers in England. After practicing law in London,
Mrs. Bartlett returned to the United States and ob-
tained a doctorate of law from New York University.
She then practiced law in New York City with her
sister and father.
In 1933, she married William H. Hardie, who died
in 1959. After his death, she taught constitutional
law and government at the University of Rhode
Island.
She moved to Washington, D.C., in 1962, joined
the Copyright Office, and married Frederick P. Bart-
lett, a former U.S. Ambassador to the Malagasy
Republic. When her husband retired in 1964, Mrs.
Bartlett resigned. After his death in 1970, she became
active in the Foreign Service Women's Association.
Survivors include two children, Robin Hardie
Griffiths of Arlington, Va., and William H. Hardie,
Jr., of Mobile, Ala.; her sister, Lady Hitchman of
London; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held December 1 in the sanc-
tuary of St. Albans School for Boys in Washington,
D.C.

RETIREMENT
Robert L. Bostick, visual information specialist
with the Congressional Research Service, retired from
the Library in October.
A native of Atlanta, Ga., Mr. Bostick earned certifi-
cates from Howard University's School of Engineering
and Architecture, The American University, and the
U.S.D.A. Graduate School in statistics and public
administration. He was employed with the Office of
Price Administration before coming to the Library in
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has aided nearly every committee of Congress and has
appeared in a number of committee prints and other
congressional publications. In recognition of his out-
standing achievements, Mr. Bostick earned a Superior
Accomplishment Award in 1951.
Throughout the years, Mr. Bostick has been ac-
tively involved in work on behalf of retarded children
and has served on the Board of Directors of the D.C.
Association for Retarded Citizens, Inc. and as a mem-
ber of the National Association for Retarded Chil-
dren's Governmental Affairs Committee. He has also
been a member of the Mayor's Coordinating Commit-
tee for Mental Retardation. In 1971, Mr. Bostick was
the recipient of a plaque and certificate for his "out-
standing service to exceptional children" from the
D.C. Federation No. 524, Council for Exceptional
Children.
As a token of their affection and esteem, his friends
and colleagues made a contribution in Mr. Bostick's
name to the D.C. Association for Retarded Citizens,
Inc.


AWARD
William H. Underdue, Jr., assistant chief, Binding
Office, received a Federal Service Award pin on Oc-
tober 4 in recognition of 30 years of service.
Appointed to the Library staff in 1948, Mr. Under-
due served in the Serial Division until 1953 when he
was promoted and transferred to the Binding Office.
Mr. Underdue has served the Binding Office as a
bindery assistant, serials reviser, head of the Mono-
graph Preparation Section, assistant to the bindery
officer, and, since 1971, assistant chief of the
division.


PERSONNEL CHANGES
Stephen A. Langone was named assistant chief of
the Government Division in the Congressional Re-
search Service in October of this year.
Mr. Langone has been employed by the Federal
Government for more than 36 years and, with the
exception of nearly three years with the U.S. Army
during World War II, has been with the Library
throughout the entire period. He joined the Library
in 1942 as a laborer and later became a clerk in the
Legislative Reference Service, a library assistant in
1947, and a reference librarian in the Congressional
Reading Room in 1948. Mr. Langone transferred in
1949 to the History and General Research Division
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of the Translating Unit in the Government and
General Research Division while continuing his re-
search work in the field of Indian affairs. He has
served in progressively responsible positions within
the Government Division and was promoted to the
position of specialist in Indian affairs in May of 1971.
In addition to his regular assignments, Mr. Langone
has served as a fair employment practices officer and
as an equal opportunity officer for the Library's
Equal Opportunity Program. In recognition of his
fine achievements in the field of equal employment
opportunity over the years, Mr. Langone was the re-
cipient of a Superior Service Award in November of


1976.
Myri D. Powell became assistant chief
ject Cataloging Division, effective Novel
Powell holds a bachelor of arts degree
from the University of Kansas, where
postgraduate work toward a master's de


of the
mber 6.
in Ger:
he also
gree. He


completed graduate work beyond the requirements of
a master of library science degree from Catholic Uni-
versity.
Mr. Powell served with the U.S. Army from 1952
to 1955. Before coming to the Library, he taught
Russian and German as a teaching assistant at the
University of Kansas. He was subsequently employed
by the National Security Agency.
After joining the Library staff, Mr. Powell served as
the assistant editor of the Monthly Index of Russian
Accessions, and in 1963 joined the Subject Cataloging
Division, where he has held a number of increasingly
responsible positions, including head of the Life
Sciences Section. In 1971 Mr. Powell was named
assistant to the principal subject cataloger, the posi-
tion he has held until recently.
He was made a deputy member in 1975 of the
United States Board on Geographic Names and also
serves as the Library's active member on the Do-
mestic Names Committee of the board.
Mr. Powell received a 25-year Federal Service
Award pin on October 30 from Joseph H. Howard,
Assistant Librarian for Processing Services.

Appointments: Martin Friess, cataloging support specialist,
GS-5, Cop Cat, 6107; Julie Gronouski, research assistant,
GS-7, CRS Ed, 5987; Jacqueline Peele, research analyst,
GS-9, FRD, 5741; Marianne Roos, manuscript reference li-
brarian trainee, GS-7, Mss, 6152; Stafford Toliver, book
preparation assistant, GS-3, Preserv, 6108.
Temporary Appointments: Pamela Binford, worker trainee,
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Reappointment: Gwynn Wilhelm, secretary to assistant
chief for reference and referral services, GS-5, Sci, 6176.
Promotions: Brian Cashell, CRS L, to reference assistant,
GS-5, CRS E, 5975; Timothy Monn, to clerk-messenger,
GS-2, FRD, 6050; Timothy Schoepke, Subj Cat, to gift ex-
change accessioner, GS-5, E&G, 6121.
Transfer: Margaret Fianagan, Inf, to certifications spe-
cialist, GS-6, Cop Inf& Ref, 6157.
Resignations: Rod Nelson, Desc Cat; Carmen Solomon,
CRS Ed.


STAFF ACTIVITIES
Ranjan Borra, Southern Asia Section, Asian Divi-
sion, chaired a panel session entitled "Caste and Class
in Contemporary South Asia" at the Seventh Wiscon-
sin Conference on South Asia held at Madison on
November 3-4. Panelists in the session were Franklin
Presler of Kalamazoo College, Manindra Mohapatra of
Old Dominion University, and John MacDougall of
University of Lowell. James Silverberg of the Univer-
sity of Wisconsin at Milwaukee acted as the dis-
cussant. The two-day conference included a total of
35 panels concentrating on politics, sociology,
anthropology, language and literature, history, eco-
nomics and planning, art and religion, philosophy and
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APPENDIX


THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM
PART IIH

Compiled by
Ruth S. Freitag
Office of Bibliography


Legrand,
monthly


L. Vidimus stellam ejus in oriented. Clergy
v 23 Dec. 1959: 377-384. DCU


-y4' -- ----
"The 'star' has nothing to do with astronomical
phenomena."


Lukas, Rainer. Der Weihnachtstern und seine Deu-


tung. Orion, Bd. 13, Dez. 1968: 141-142.
References (4): p. 142.


DN-Ob


Lesetre, Henri. Etoile des Mages. In Vigouroux, Ful-
cran G. Dictionnaire de la Bible. t. 2. Paris,
Letouzey et And, 1910. columns 2038-2039.
BS440.V7, v. 2


Includes bibliographic


references.


Lundmark, Knut. The messianic ideas and their astro-
nomical background. In International Congress on


the History


of Sciences,


Jerusalem,


Actes. Paris, Academie international d'histoire des
sciences [1956?] (Collection des travaux de l'Aca-
d6mie international d'histoire des sciences, no. 8)


Lewis, Isabel E.


"Lo, the star which they saw in


p. 436-439.


Q101.I165, 7th


the East...


led the


" What was the star of Bethlehem that


Wise Men? Nature magazine, v. 31, Dec.


1938: 617-618.


Liebhart,


Leopold.


Die Seltenheit


scheinung des Jahres 7 vor Christi


praktische Quartalschrift,
1954: 12-20.
Bibliographic footnotes.
Discusses the rarity of


102. J


QH1.N52, v. 31


der Himmelser-
is. Theologisch-
ahrg., 1. Heft,


DCU

triple conjunction of


Jupiter and Saturn in Pisces.

Little, Edward S. Interpretations of the star of Beth-
lehem. San Francisco, Astronomical Society of the


Pacific,


1968. 8 p. (Astronomical Society of the


Pacific. Leaflet, no. 474)


DN-Ob


Examines the star from astronomical and theo-


Luther,


Wilhelm.


The constellation


Observatory, v. 32, Feb. 1909: 104.


of Bethlehem.
QB1.02, v. 32


A letter suggesting that the star which stood over
Bethlehem at the time of Herod might have been


Castor and/or


Pollux, both of which culminated


near the zenith at Bethlehem about the beginning


of the Christian era. A letter from W. H.


S. Monck,


setting forth objections to this idea, was published
as "The Star of Bethlehem" in the Mar. 1910 issue,
p. 137-138.
Luther published a longer letter elaborating his
suggestion, under the title "Der Stern von Bethle-
hem," in the Geographischer Anzeiger, 12. Jahrg.,
Heft 6, 1911, p. 136 (G1.G39, v. 12), adding that


possibly


a bright nova might have appeared be-


tween Castor and Pollux.


logical viewpoints.
McClintock, John, and James Strong. Star in the East.


Lockwood, Marian. The Christmas star. Sky and tele-


scope, v. 4, Dec. 1944: 12-13. illus.


QB1.S


Lockwood, Marian. That Christmas star. Sky and tele-


In their Cyclopaedia of biblical, theological, and
ecclesiastical literature, v. 9. New York, Harper,


1880. p. 991-993.
Includes bibliographic references.


BR95.M3, v. 9


scope, v. 2, Dec. 1942: 3-4. illus.
"' -


QB1.S536, v. 2


...no one can say with any certainty what it
really was."


Mackinlay, George.


The date of the Nativity deter-


mined by the star in the East. In his The Magi: how
they recognized Christ's star. London, Hodder and


-m -- t.


t' *.i *A, SA,. 1Clrrl ir LIE)" I & S1


-1- 1 _


I


--


rF1~. 1111~. Fl...


~ I ~\rr+ rrr r*


f.










December


Marsh-Edwards, J.C.


The star


of Bethlehem: astro-


nomical enquiries. Tablet, v. 206, Dec. 24, 1955:
629. AP4.T17, v. 206

Marshall, Roy K. Star of Bethlehem? Sky and tele-


Miinter, Freidrich C. C. H., Bp. Der Stern der Weisen.


Untersuchungen


das Geburtsjahr


Christi.


Kopenhagen, J. H. Schubothe, 1827. 119 p.
TxDaM: PPAmP


scope, v. 3, Dec. 1943: 15.


QBI.S536


Includes discussion of Kepler's views.


Mullaney,


James.


star of Bethlehem.


Science


digest, v. 80, Dec. 1976: 61-65. illus.


Marshall, Roy K. The star of Bethlehem. Chapel Hill, Q1.S383,v.


Morehead Planetarium, 1949. 23 p.


Marshall, Roy K.


"Stars"


of Bethlehem in the plane-


tarium. [n.p., 196-] 11 leaves. illus.
Reprinted from Planetarium International,
distributed by Carl Zeiss.
On recreating the sky of 7 and 6 B.C.


Nellessen, Ernst. Der Stern von Bethlehem. In his Das
Kind und seine Mutter. Struktur und Verkiindigung
des 2. Kapitels im Matthausevangelium. Stuttgart,


Verlag Katholisches Bibelwerk [1969


1967,


Bibelstudien, 39) p. 117-119.
Bibliographic footnotes.


BS272


] (Stuttgarter
75.2.N4 1969


Believes the star to have been a miracle.


Martin,


Ernest


The celestial


Christ's birth. Christianity today,
1976: 16-18, 21-22. B


pageantry


dating


v. 21, Dec. 3,
R1.C6418, v. 21


Suggests that the year of Christ's birth may have
been as late as 3 or 2 B.C. and that Jupiter may
have been the star of Bethlehem.


Maunder, Edward Walter.


The star of Bethlehem. In


his The astronomy of the Bible. 2d ed. London, T.


Sealey Clark [1908] p. 393-400.


A similar


essay,


entitled


QBI9.M3
of the Magi,"


appears in The International Standard Bible Ency-
clopaedia, v. 5 (Chicago, Howard-Severance Co.,
1915. BS440.16, v. 5), p. 2848-2849.


Notz,


William. The star of Bethlehem and the Magi.


Bibliotheca sacra,


v. 73,


Oct. 1916:


537-545.
BR1.B8


Bibliography


Oefele, Felix, Freiherr von. Die Angaben der Berliner
Planetentafel P 8279 verglichen mit der Geburts-
geschichte Christi im Berichte des Matthaus. Berlin,
W. Peiser, 1903. 45 p. illus. (Mitteilungen der


Vorderasiatischen Gesellschaft,


Owen,


sacra


8. Jahrg., 2)
DS41 .V8,


Eugene D. The Christmas star. Bibliotheca
, v. 93, Oct./Dec. 1936: 473-478.


Mertens, Heinrich A.


Handbuch


Der Stern der Weisen. In his


der Bibelkunde.


Diusseldorf,


Verlag [1966] p. 703-706. illus.


Meyer, Earl R.


Patmos-


BS417.M4


The Christmas star. Physics teacher,


Patrizi, Francesco S. De stella a Magis visa. In his De
evangeliis. Liber tertius qui est Exegetikos. Friburgi
Brisgoviae, Libraria Herderiana, MDCCCLIII.
p. 331-339. DCU


v. 15, Dec. 1977:


533-537


,549. illus., port.
QC30.P48, v. 15


Bibliography: p. 549.


Michl,


Johann.


Theologie


der Weisen.


und Kirche.


In Lexikon


9. Bd. Freiburg,


Herold 11964] column 1058.


Verlag


BR95.L48, v. 9


Includes bibliographic references.

Morrison, J. The star of Bethlehem. Popular astron-


Payne,


William


W. The star of Bethlehem. Sidereal


messenger, v. 4, May 1885: 100-114.


QBl.A8, v. 4


Discusses various proposed explanations, includ-
ing the suggestion (attributed to Cardano) that it
was an earlier appearance of Tycho's star (the
supernova of 1572). A similar article appears in


v. 6, Sept./Oct. 1887, p.


265-269, and a letter from


James T. Ellis commenting on it, in the Dec. 1887
issue, p. 360-361.


omy, v.


11, Feb.-Mar. 1903: 88-91, 122-123.
QBl.P8, v. 11


Peattie, Donald C. The star of stars. Good housekeep-
ing, v. 137, Dec. 1953: 30-3 1. TX1.G7, v. 137


Mnrricnn Planpt rium .an frnnrTihe


Thp rhrirrtml9










LC Information Bulletin


Abhandlung tuber Planeten-Conjunctionen und den
Stern der drey Weisen. Bamberg. In der Kunz'schen


Buchhlandlung, 1811. p. 166-182.


imity of the planets as given by Ideler are not cor-
rect.


QC355.P45


Pritchard. Charles. Star of the Wise Men. In Smith. Sir


Pickering, James


S. What was the star of Bethlehem?


William.


Dr. William


Smith's


Dictionary


of the


In his
Rev. ed


1001 questions answered about astronomy.


New York. Dodd. Mead,


1966. p. 99-102.


QB44.P63


Bible. Rev. and edited by H. B. Hackett. v. 4. Bos-


ton. Houghton, Mifflin.


1888.


1966


p. 3107-3109


BS440.S62


1888.v. 4


Includes bibliographic


Pitluga,


Linton, and Phvllis Pitluga.


srar. Chicago, Ill.. Cygnus Pub.


references.


The Christmas


Co. [


Proctor, Richard A. The star in the East. Knowledge,


v., Dec. 29,


88 2: 49 1-4 92 .


Q1.K2 v.


PLa ki des,
keutike


Sta uros


Aster


tin magSn.-
rnaon


kai PethikI enkvklopaideia.


Ath. Martinosi


columns 414415.


Thres-


Ath~nai
illus.


BX230.T5,


Includes bibliographic references.


Argues against the planetary conjunction hypoth-
esis.
Reprinted in his The Universe of Suns and Other


Science
1884), p.


Gleanings
186-191.


(London,


Chatto


& Windus.


Pohl, Eckhard. Der Stern von Bethlehem. Sterne und


Weltraurn.


Jahrg.. Dez. 1968:


301-303. illus.


QB I.S854.


On the triple conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn
in 7 B.C.


Redpath. Henry


Jame


A. St;


s, and John A.


York.


Bible.


6-877.


Richards.


ar of the Magi. In Hastings,
Selbie, eds. Dictionary of the


Scribner s


Sons.


BS440.H5


1927.
1927


Carl P. The star of Bethlehem. Sky and


Porter. Jermain G. The star of Bethlehem


and astro-physics.


v. 12, Jan.


. Astronom


893: 6-7.


QBI.A8. v. 1


Concludes that. since no heavenly


req utre~ments.


Herald


Angel,


body meets


. the star of Bethlehem. like
was a messenger directly from


the realm of the supernatura


Prat. Ferdinand. The Magi from the East. In his Jesus
Christ; His life, His teaching, and His work. v. 1.
Translated from the sixteenth French ed. [by]
John J. Heenan. Milwaukee, Bruce Pub. Co. [1950]
(Science and culture series) p. 94-103.
BT301.P6852
Bibliographic footnotes.
The star is discussed on p. 97-98 and 101.


Pritchard, Charles. On the conjunctions of the planets
Jupiter and Saturn in the years B.C. 7, B.C. 66, and
A.D. 54. In Royal Astronomical Society. Memoirs.


telescope, v. 16, Dec. 1956


: 66-67. illus.


QB1.S536.v. 16
Expresses a personal preference for the nova or
supernova explanation, after considering the vari-
ous possibilities that have been suggested. In a let-
ter to the editor published in the Apr. 1957 issue.
p. 259. Alfonso Fresa comments on this article and


proposes Comet
candidate.


Richardson, Robert S.


hem?


In his


New York, M
237. illus.


Finsler (1924 c) as vet another


What was the star of Bethle-


The fascinating world of astronomy.
lcGraw-Hill Book Co. [1960] p. 232-


QB44.R47


Also published in Popular Science,


1960, p. 128-1 29
Expansion of


232. and 234


v. 177, Dec.


(AP2.P8,


v. 177).


an article entitled "The Star of


Bethlehem--Fact or Myth?"


Observer,


v. 22,


published in the Grif-
. 1958, p. 162-164


(QB1.G7, v. 22).


v. 25. London, 1857. p. 119-123.
A paper read June 13, 1856. A
in the Society's Monthly Noices
p. 215-216 (QBl.R7, v. 16).


QB1.R5


,V .


summary appears
,v. 16, July 1856.


Rodman, Robert. A linguistic note on the Christmas
star. Griffith observer, v. 40, Dec. 1976: 8-9.


QBI.G7


,v. 40


In checking the accuracy of Ideler's assertions,


On the Greek word aster and objections to the


I





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December


Rolleston,


Frances.


The star of Bethlehem. In her


On the text first published by Paul Schnabel as


Mazzoroth; or, The constellations. pt. 2. New ed.


jungste


datierbare


Keilschrifttext


in the


London, Rivingtons,


1876. p. 104-106.
DN-Ob; ICU; NN; PPL


Zeitschrift fdir Assvriologie und verwandte Gebicte,
36. Bd., Okt. 1924, p. 66-70 (PJ3104.Z5, v. 36), an


ephemeris


predicting,


among


other


planetary


Rosenberg, Roy A. The "star of the Messiah"


sidered. Biblica, v.


53, fasc. 1,


recon-


1972: 105-109.


motions, the triple conjunction of Jupiter and Sat-
urn in Pisces in 7 B.C.


BS410.B7, v. 53
Bibliographic footnotes.
Discusses the "Jewish astrological tradition link-
ing the appearance of the Messiah, and other great
events, with the conjunction of the planets Jupiter
and Saturn."

Roth, Laurenz M. De stella a Magis conspecta. Com-
mentatio exegetica in Matth. II. 9. Mainz, Kirch-
heim, 1865. 26 p.


Schiaparelli, Giovanni V. La stella dell'Epifania. Ras-
segna nazionale, v. 177, 1. genn. 1911: 3-10.


Micro


39085


Three previously unpublished letters.


Schmiedel,


Paul W. Neueste astronomische Feststel-


lungen iiber den Stern der Weisen und den Todestag


Protestantische
1904: 313-338.


Monatshefte,


8. Jahrg.,


Held
3225.


the British


Library


under


shelf mark


c. 33. (5.).


Schoch, Carl. Der Stern des Messias. Sirius, 59. Bd.,


Juli 1926: 140.


DN-Ob


Schaumberger, Johann B. Iterum textus cuneiformis


Magorum?


Biblica,


1926:


BS410.B7, v. 7


Includes, on p. 295-296, a letter to the author
from Carl Schoch, entitled "Der Stern des Messias."

Schaumberger, Johann B. Der jiingste datierbare Keil-


schrifttext.
Antonio I


Miscellanea


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1935. (Analecta orien-
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of a conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in


Pisces. Gerhardt's reply appears in Dez. 1926 issue,
p. 284.

Schreiber, Christian, Bp. Die Weisen aus dem Morgen-
lande. Theologie und Glaube, 1. Jahrg., 3. Heft,
1909: 184-196. DCU


Most of the article deals with the


problem of the


star. The author favors the solution offered by the
triple conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn in 7 B.C.


Text of Sp II 142, containing predictions of plan-
etary motions for the year 7/6 B.C.


Searle, George M.
world, v. 47, Apr.


The star of Bethlehem. Catholic
1888: 59-66. AP2.C3. v. 47


Schaumberger, Johann B. Ein neues Keilschriftfrag-
ment iiber den angeblichen Stern der Weisen. Bibli-
ca, v. 24, fasc. 1/2, 1943: 162-169.
BS410.B7, v. 24
Bibliographic footnotes.
Text of Sp II 795, which proved to be a contin-
uation of Sp II 142 extending to the spring of 6
B.C.

Schaumberger, Johann B. Stella Magorum et coniunc-


tio Satumi cum Jove annis


Concludes that the star was a supernatural phe-
nomenon.


Semler, Christian G.


M. Christian Gottlieb Semlers


Vollstaindige Beschreibung von dem neuen Cometen


des 1742sten


Jahres samt


Wiederlegung das [sic]


elner


astronomischen


der Stern der Weisen kein


Comet gewesen wie der Herrn Rector HAynen und
alle diejenigen, welche solches jemahls behauptet
haben. Halle, Renger, 1742. [xiv], 182 p. front.
ICU; Ml;NN


7 a. Chr. et 1940/1.


Verbum Domini, v. 20, Dec. 1940: 333-339.
Bibliographic footnotes.


Schaumberger, Johann B. Textus cuneiformis de stel-
t_^ ___..-. .- flL- -. TIn.. rtfltj. At A A A Arn


Semler, Christian G. Vollstlindige Beschreibung des
Sterns der Weisen. Halle, In der Rengerischen Buch-
handlung, 1743. [xii], 203 p. OkU


n'


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Considering the very uncertain date of Christ's


birth, the author investigates


"the possibility that a


Supports the identification with the triple con-
junction of Jupiter and Saturn in 7 B.C.


planetary


grouping of


peculiar beauty


may have


taken place in the two decades beginning 12 B.C."
Conjunctions of Jupiter and Venus in Leo in 3 and
2 B.C. are singled out.


Steinmetzer, Franz X. Ein neuer Weg zur Bestimmung
des Geburtsdatums Christi? Theologische Quartal-
schrift, 94. Jahrg., Heft 4, 1912: 497-511. DCU
Bibliographic footnotes.


Sloet


D. A.


W. H. De ster der Wijzen. Bussum, P.


Brand, 1920. 128 p. fold. chart.


MH; NN; NjPT


Steinmetzer, Franz


X. The star of the Wise Men. Irish


theological quarterly, v. 7, Jan. 1912: 51-63.


Smith


Charles


S. The star of Magi. Church quarterly


review, v. 114, July 1932: 212-227.
BR1.C685,v. 114


Supports the nova theory.


Spadafora, Francesco. La stella dei Magi nella "Vita


Steinmetzer, Franz X. Der Stern der Weisen. In his
Die Geschichte der Geburt und Kindheit Christi
und ihr Verhiltnis zur babylonischen Mythe. Eine
religionsgeschichtliche Untersuchung. Miinster i.W.,
Verlag der Aschendorffschen Buchhandlung, 1910.


di Gesi"


di un illustre scienziato.


romano, anno 100, 25 dic. 1960: 4.


Reprinted under the title
his Attualita bibliche ([Rom;


L'Osservatore
N&CPR


"Una vita di Gesh" in
al Citta nuova editrice


p. 84-109.


(Neutestamentliche


Bd., 1.-2. Heft)
Bibliographic footnotes.


Abhandlungen, II.
4BT 607


[1964] BS515.2.S6),p. 349-354.
After considering six possibilities, concludes that
the star was miraculous.


The Star of Bethlehem. Nature, v.
169-171. illus.
Argues in favor of Venus. 1


Dec. 22,


Q1.N2,


Steinmetzer, Franz X. Der Stern von Bethlehem. 1.
und 2. Aufl. Miinster in Westf., Aschendorffsche


Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1913.
fragen, 6. Folge, Heft 3)
Bibliographic footnotes.


1887:


v. 37


Three letters (from


John T. Nicolson, Wm. Pengelly, and E. Coatham)
commenting on this article appear in the Jan. 5,


1888, issue, p. 221. Another, from


40 p. (Biblische Zeit-
4BT 293


Believes that the journey of the Magi took place
at the time of the triple conjunction of Jupiter and
Saturn in 7 B.C. but that the star of Bethlehem was
Jupiter alone.


A. Freeman,


was published in the Observatory, v. 11, Mar. 1888,
p. 156 (QB1.02, v. 11).


Stentzel


Arthur C.


A. M


Stern der Weisen. Das Weltall,


1907: 113-118.


Das Alter Jesu und der


Jahrg., 15. Jan.
QB .W4,v. 7


Star of Bethlehem.


Time, v. 26, Dec. 16, 1935: 36.
AP2.T37, v. 26


Argues that the star of Bethlehem was Halley's
Comet.


Brief note on a show at the Hayden Planetarium


depicting a


conjunction


of Saturn,


Jupiter, and


Mars in 8 (6?) B.C., which may have been the star
of Bethlehem.


Stentzel, Arthur C. A. M. Der Stern der Weisen. In his
Jesus Christus und sein Stern. Eine chronologische
Untersuchung. 2. Aufl. Mit einem Nachtrag und 22


Tafeln. Hamburg, H. Christian, 1928.


The Star of the Magi.


English mechanic and world of


science, v. 20, Dec. 11, 1874: 322.


T1.ES, v. 20


,274 p.


plates. ICU
Bibliographic footnotes.


Letter signed J.


E. G., suggesting that the star


Copies of the first edition (Hamburg,


Verlag der


may have been


"an appearance of Tycho Brahe


star of 1572, supposing it to be a variable with a
period of about 314 years, and that it was identical


Astronomischen Korrespondenz, 1913. 240 p.) are
ascribed to CU and MII.


An exhaustive presentation of the


case for Hal-


with the stars of the


years


1264 and 945."


s Comet


as the star of Bethlehem in 12 B.C.


Stau offer,


Istlielbert.


The star


In his Jesus and his


Stockwell, John N. Supplement to recent contribu-


I ~~ I I 1


m r r f r~ t 1 r I I I


I










December


Computations of various planetary conjunctions
that took place about the beginning of the Chris-
tian era are presented on p. 124-125. The author


St. Matthew. Rev. from the London ed. New York,


Lane & Scott, 1851. 171 p.


The National


ICRL; ICU; 00


Union Catalog ascribes copies of


favors a


conjunction


occurred on May


of Venus and Jupiter that


in the year 6 B.C. as the likeliest


the London edition to 16 U.S. libraries.
Believes the star to have been a nova.


explanation of the star of Bethlehem. This part of
the article was reprinted, with a short introduction,
under the title "The Star of Bethlehem" in Nature,


v. 47. Dec.


22, 1892, p. 177-178 (Q1.N2, v. 47).


Strauch, AEgidius. Von der Weisen aus Morgen-Lande


Alten,


und dem ietzigen


Neuen


Wunder-Sternen


Trotter, A.


The star of the Magi. English mechanic


and world of science, v. 20, Dec. 18, 1874: 348.
T1.E5, v. 20
On the triple conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn
in Pisces that took place in the year A.U.C. 747.


unterrichtete,


auss (Matt.


genanten Heiligen drey Kbnig-Tage, dess Jahrs 1681
seine Christliche Zuhirer D. E. S. [Dantzig, 1681]


31 p.
Held


8560. bbb.


Sullivan, Kay


the British


Library


under


shelfmark


7. (11.).


. The star the Magi saw. Catholic digest,


v. 24, Dec. 1959: 43-48. illus.


BX801.C34,v. 24


"It is only one of many mysteries in the story of
the mysterious Wise Men."


date of the Savior's


birth?


American


weekly, Apr. 28, 1935: 5. illus. N&CPR
"Calculations of an Italian astronomer [Argen-
tieri] who asserts this is not the year 1935 but


1945, that


the star the three Wise Men followed


was Halley's Comet and that the star of Bethlehem
was a meteor."

Upham, Francis W. Star of Our Lord; or, Christ Jesus,
king of all worlds, both of time or space. New
York, Nelson & Phillips, 1873. xlii, 370 p.


Swift, Lewis. The star of Bethlehem. Astronomy and
astro-physics, v. 12, Feb. 1893: 105-106.
QB1.A8, v. 12
Comments on Stockwell's findings and concludes


that "though
seen of the


of Divine origin, the phenomenon
Wise Men was wholly terrestrial and


local."


A news note on


this article, published in the


English Mechanic and World of Science, v. 57, Feb.
24, 1893, p. 9, provoked a lengthy correspondence
in which various interpretations of the star were
argued (see the issues of Mar. 10-Apr. 21, p. 57, 84,
106, 132, 153-154, 177, and 199).
Prof. Swift urged the same views, imperiously
and at length, in two later controversies published


in the same periodical: v. 66, Nov.


19-26,


Micro


70508 BT


Vaart Smit, H. W. van der. The Magi. In his Born in


Bethlehem:


Christmas as it really was.


from the German by


Translated


Thomas R. Milligan. Balti-


more, Helicon [1963] p. 79-113.


BT315.2.V313


Bibliographic footnotes.
Narrative and interpretation regarding the star of


Bethlehem


author


occur


throughout


the Jupiter-Satur


the chapter.
n conjunction


Pisces a convincing explanation for the star.


Valier, Max. Der Stem der Heiligen drei Kbnige.


Weltall,


Jahrg., Dez. 1925: 37-41


Tries to show that


QB1.W4, v. 25
the 12 B.C. appearance of


318-319 and 339-340), and v. 71, June 1-22 and


July 27,


1900 (p.


,376,


378-379,


403, and


Halley's Comet could have been the star of Bethle-
hem.


Vezin, August. Der Magierstern. In Bible. N.T.


Thiess, Johann 0. Uber die Magier und ihren Stern.
Zur Rechtfertigung des Matthbius, zur Beurteilung
seiner Ausleger, und zur Beruhigung fur denkende
Bibelleser. Hamburg, Bei den Gebr. Herold, 1790.


117 p.


TxDaM


German. Harmonies.


1938.


Das Evangelium


Jesu Christi; Zusammenschau und Erliiuterung. 2.,
verb. Aufl. Freiburg im Breisgau, Herder [1938]
p. 242-249. BS2561.G3V4 1938
Bibliographic footnotes.
Considers that the triple conjunction of Jupiter


(p.


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Saturn-Konjunktion


des Jahres


Hefte, 16. Jahrg., Sept. 1940: 360-
Bibliographic footnotes.


und die Jupiter-
7 v. Chr. Gelbe
369. DCU


described in Chinese records as visible for 70 days
in an area of the sky corresponding to the head of
Capricorn.


Winer, Georg B. Stern der Weisen. In his Biblisches


Voigt,


Heinrich


G. Die Geschichte


Jesu und die


Realwoerterbuch


zum Handgebrauch


fiir Studi-


Astrologie. Eine religionsgeschichtliche und chro-
nologische Untersuchung zu der Erzihlung von den
Weisen aus dem Morgenlande. Leipzig, J. C. Hin-
richs, 1911. 225 p. illus.


rende, Candidaten, Gymnasiallehrer und Prediger.
2. Bd. 3., sehr verb. und verm. Aufl. Leipzig, Bei C.


H. Reclam, 1848. p.


523-526.


BS440.W55


1847, v.


CBGTU; CtY:


U: MB: NN: NjPT; PU


Includes bibliographic references.


Wagner,


Hartvig.


Stjernen


over Betlehem.


[K~ben-


Wright, Julia M.


The real star of Bethlehem.


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8 p. illus.


J. Frimodts Forlag,
BT315.2.W3


cott's magazine, v. 64, Dec. 1899: 894-900.
AP2.L55,
Favors the nova theory.


Was star of Bethlehem three bright planets? Science
news letter, v. 30, Dec. 19, 1936: 393.
Q1.S76, v. 30
On the conjunction of Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars


Wylie, C. C. A proposal for the Christmas star. Sky


and telescope, v. 10, Dec.


1950: 50.


QB1.S536, v. 10


that occurred about Feb. 25 in


the year 6 B.C.


Argues in favor of Venus.


What was the star of Bethlehem?


1923: 40. illus.


Wieseler, Karl G. Second datum,


Mentor, v. 11, Dec.
AP2.M417, v. 11


or "the Star of the


wise men." In his A chronological synopsis of the
four Gospels. Translated by the Rev. Edmund
Venables. 2d ed., rev. and corr. London, G. Bell,


Xmas star. Sky, v.


,Dec. 1938: 4-5,


26. illus.


.8535


Zahn, Theodor. Die Huldigung der Magier 2, 1-12.In
his Das Evangelium des Matthaius ausgelegt. 4. Aufl.
Leipzig, A. Deichertsche Verlagsbuchhandlung Dr.
W. Scholl, 1922. (Kommentar zum Neuen Testa-


1877. p. 57-71.
Bibliographic footnotes.
Identifies the star with the


Micro


15005 BS


nova


ment, Bd. 1) p. 89-105.
Bibliographic footnotes.


DCU; MH; NcU


The star is discussed chiefly on p.101-103.


December 1978