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December 24, 2012

Psalms 72:11

Whatever happened to frankincense and myrrh?

The conventional wisdom is that the gifts of the magi were symbolic of Jesus’ future roles as religious leader and king. But over the years, medical journals have carried a variety of articles proposing that the Magi were delivering not symbols but medicine to baby Jesus.

Accounting: "The Gospel of Matthew, the only one of the four Canonical gospels to mention the Magi, states that they came "from the east" to worship the Christ, "born King of the Jews." Although the account does not tell how many they were, the three gifts led to a widespread assumption that they were three as well. In the East, the magi traditionally number twelve."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at December 24, 2012 07:47 AM