There's an interesting entry in the Jewish Encyclopedia under "Star Worship." Despite the fact that this important and fascinating information is not widely known - and even denied in some quarters - this older, mainstream publication from 1906 contains accurate data about the astrotheology of the ancients, also called "astrolatry," "astral religion" and "astromythology." Contrary to claims, astrotheological research does not go out of date for the most part and is not "outdated" simply because it is found in older texts. Indeed, most of the older scholarship is sound and has been verified by modern methodologies, tools and discoveries.
Once we have discerned the astrotheological nature of much ancient religion, including and especially sun worship or solar religion, and we have have noted the similar themes that revolve around celestial and other natural entities and forces, it becomes a matter of science, reason and logic to contend that various biblical figures possessing these same or similar attributes are likewise astrotheological in nature, including Jesus Christ as a Jewish remake of the ancient solar hero or sun god.
For further information, see "Star Worship of the Ancient Israelites."