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Did the three wise men actually visit Jesus at birth as the Christmas nativity s

  1. PlanksandNails profile image87
    PlanksandNailsposted 5 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.

  2. safiq ali patel profile image74
    safiq ali patelposted 5 years ago

    We three kings of Orient are,
    bearing gifts we travel  so far
    hills and mountains,
    bearing fountains, following yonder star...

    1. PlanksandNails profile image87
      PlanksandNailsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      There is no mention of the number of wisemen that travelled to see Jesus.

  3. tlmcgaa70 profile image76
    tlmcgaa70posted 5 years ago

    it is very possible that the star appeared 2 yrs prior to CHRISTs birth, signalling the coming event. or it could be that the wise men mislead herod. i believe they appeared shortly after HIS birth though. but then, i wasnt there so i cant say for sure.

    1. PlanksandNails profile image87
      PlanksandNailsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      From Matthew 2:2 reads in the past tense which would mean the wise men had seen the star from a distance, but no longer could see it. Later in the 10th verse the wise men rejoice because they could see the star again which led them straight to Jesus.

  4. teacherjoe52 profile image71
    teacherjoe52posted 5 years ago

    The Bible states  in Matthew 2 that the wise men brought gifts to the house. Therfore the nativity scene is wrong. As well it does not state how many of them there were.

    1. safiq ali patel profile image74
      safiq ali patelposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Why can't you just accept the story of Christmas without picking at it or splitting hair over its finer details...

    2. cat on a soapbox profile image95
      cat on a soapboxposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      In Biblical times typical dwellings had an indoor area filled w/ clean straw and afood trough (manger) for their animals. .This may have been the shelter that Mary and Joseph were given instead of a guest room, not our idea of an actual "stable."

    3. PlanksandNails profile image87
      PlanksandNailsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      There is no mention of a stable in Matthew.

  5. Porshadoxus profile image74
    Porshadoxusposted 5 years ago

    The Bible indicates indirectly that the wise men visited Jesus about 2 years after his birth. This is indicated when Herod orders children two years and younger to be slaughtered.

    1. profile image0
      CJ Sledgehammerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Spot on!!!

  6. profile image0
    CJ Sledgehammerposted 5 years ago

    Planks, my friend, this question has already been answered.

    No, the wise men "magicians" from Media took a little time getting there. It is important to note that King Herod placed an age limit on all male children upwards of two years...just to cover all basis.

    I know some have said that perhaps the Star of Bethlehem shone two years prior, but I see no Biblical evidence for that.

    It is also interesting that "there was no room for them in the inn", most likely because the birth of Christ Yeshua was during a major religious observance, hence so many travelers in town.

    1. PlanksandNails profile image87
      PlanksandNailsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's right CJ, many Jewish visitors from the East were in Bethlehem as it was close to Jerusalem. Many had flocked to the area for the observance of the Feast of Tabernacles. (Leviticus 23:34-35)

  7. Zoe Dirck profile image53
    Zoe Dirckposted 5 years ago

    what difference does it make? it doesnt make one little bit of difference unless your perspective is only based on that story.

    1. PlanksandNails profile image87
      PlanksandNailsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If you read the question that was presented you may have an answer to your question.

      The way you know a story is accurate is by reading it first to see if the representation of it is correct.That is the difference between accuracy and discrepancy.

 
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