Did you know that the Wise Men weren’t at the manger, weren’t kings, and we don’t know how many there actually were? Most historians agree that the term “Magi” refers to a caste of Persian priests and astrologers/astronomers, but after this has been said all else seems to fall into the realm of legend and/or speculation.
WISE MEN NOT AT THE MANGER
Matthew 2:11 tells us that the Wise Men (Magi = Greek term for the Chaldean astronomers) came to a house and saw Mary and a little child (not a newborn).
“They entered the house where the child and his mother, Mary, were, and they fell down before him and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh” (Matthew 2:11 NLT).
My guess is Jesus was a toddler due to Herod having all little boys two years and…
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