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Magi

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     After Jesus (NT) was born in Bethlehem, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem looking for him. King Herod I "the Great" of Judea (Mt 2) heard about them and asked the Teachers of the Law where the Christ was to be born, to which they replied Bethlehem in Judea.
King Herod I "the Great" of Judea (Mt 2) called the Magi and found out when the star had appeared, and sent them to Bethlehem, asking them to report to him so he could come and worship him.
The Magi followed the star and found Jesus (NT) with Mary (Gospel), and they bowed down and worshiped him, and presented him with gifts of gold, incense and myrrh. Having been warned in a dream not to go back to King Herod I "the Great" of Judea (Mt 2), they returned home by another route.1
After the Magi left, an Angel of the LORD (Bible) sppeared to Joseph (Gospel) in a dream and told him to take Jesus (NT) and Mary (Gospel) to escape to Egypt because King Herod I "the Great" of Judea (Mt 2) was going to try and kill Jesus (NT).2 King Herod I "the Great" of Judea (Mt 2), when he realizes that the Magi had outwitted him, orders that all boys in Bethleham and vicinity, two years and under are to be killed in an attempt to kill Jesus (NT).3 Magi refer to the group of wise men who came to visit Jesus.

Scriptures (References)

Book VerseTitle
Book of Matthew in the BibleMatthew 2:1-12The Visit of the Magi
Last Edited1 Jan 2018

Citations

  1. [S3] International Bible Society, editor, The Holy Bible, New International Version (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan Publishing House, 1984), Matthew 2:1-12. Hereinafter cited as NIV.
  2. [S3] International Bible Society, NIV, Mt 2:13-15.
  3. [S3] International Bible Society, NIV, Mt 2:16-18.