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Was the Magi’s Mission History or Myth?

December 19, 2019 - General
The Magi with baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph. Source: Henry Siddons Mowbray / Public domain

In just twelve short verses the Gospel of Matthew records the visit of the mysterious Magi to pay homage to the baby Jesus. The allure of mystical wizards from exotic lands captured the imagination of early Christians. Matthew’s short narrative was expanded and elaborated to the Christmas tale we hear today.


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