What did Mary and Joseph do with the gold they were given by the wise men?
One of the 3 gifts, given by the wise men, to Mary and Joseph at Jesus birth, in the stable, was Gold. There is no mention of how it was spent. What do you think?
Hope you know it yourself. What would you do if you get some gold?
They may be preserved it for some time. Then they had to live in Egypt for few years. May be in that time they may use it for the survival of the family. In a foreign land, they must have some money to survive at least for the initial days. Till Joseph get some work!
It it ware preserved for a long time, it could have mentioned in the history or in the bible. So we may come to the conclusion that they may use it at Egypt.
If one brings up that part of the birth narrative, I am assuming that whatever else the New Testament says on the matter is fair game.
Jacob....'s (he looks suspiciously like Angelina Jolie! On the other hand, that is my ugly mug on my profile pict) statement above makes sense. The narrative states that not long after the birth, Joseph and Mary were compelled to travel to Egypt and church tradition relates that they spent quite a while there. It is reasonable to suppose that whatever amount of gold they were given came at a pretty good time. Is this mere coincidence or part of a divine plan?
Many Bible scholars support that theory. It makes good sense. It is still speculation, but at least there is some basis in the delivered text to support it. There was no UHaul truck to bring their stuff, they had to leave in a hurry, probably with what they had on them. It would probably been impossible without the gift of gold. There is also significant symbolism in the gifts chosen by the magi, I suspect that the symbolism is the reason it is in the narrative in the first place, what they did with it afterwards is pretty irrelevant, that is likely why it is not specified.
Some speculate that it was spent while fleeing to and living in Eygpt. Some say, it was put aside for the education of Jesus.
The Bible simply does not say..........it is safe to think that the young parents did the best they could with the choices they had. Just like the rest of us.........addressing the most immidate needs first, with whatever funds were available.
I think it was just supplied by the wise men at the right time, just came in handy when they needed money to live on. Shortly after the wise men left Bethlehem, Herod decided to kill all children under 2 years old, and Mary and Joseph managing to escape, they had to flee and hide in Egypt for a few years, until Herod died and they were advised by an angel to return to Nazareth where Joseph had his carpenter's workshop. I believe that the gold helped them survive during that time.
by PlanksandNails5 years ago
Did the three wise men actually visit Jesus at birth as the Christmas nativity scene depicts?According to the Bible, the wise men arrived in Bethlehem approximately 2 years after Jesus was born.
by Yves4 years ago
Why do Catholics believe Mary, the mother of Jesus, remained a virgin throughout her life?First of all, please know that this question has zero sarcastic intent. Recently, I listened to Catholic radio and the response...
by philirodje6 years ago
Is it true that fools ask question wise men cant answer?if wise men cant answer all question, then they are not wise men because i believe they are called wise men cause they have answers to all questions
by Prince Maak10 years ago
Anger is such that it destroys the heart of even the wise men. He who has no control over his anger has no control over his mind.
by Eric Newland5 years ago
I've been curious about this, in an idle "whoa" kind of sense.Do you think that Jesus, despite his virgin birth, had his earthly father's DNA? He certainly had a Y chromosome from somewhere, so it must have...
by Rhonda Elisha6 years ago
The Lord the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob! The Creator! One who has made all things! Listen Intently! The Lord did not have a mother or father here on earth. Those chosen for the task (Joseph and Miriam) were his...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.