What do Jesus and the Planet Venus Have In Common? Biblical Astronomy for Homeschoolers
These are Jesus' parting words in the Bible: "I am the root and the descendant of David, the bright morning star...Surely I am coming soon" (Revelation 22:16b, 20). In ancient times and still today, "morning star" is a way of referring to the planet Venus, which, on clear mornings, can be seen for 263 days in a row as a bright object in the East before sunrise.
Why would Christ choose for his final written words to liken himself to the planet Venus?