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Who were the Magi?

Behind the high altar of St Peter’s Cathedral in Cologne is what is reputed to be the largest reliquary, or container of religious relics, in the western world, and inside are the supposed remains of the Magi whose story is told in Matthew 2.   The story goes that when the remains of the men were…

The Enigma of the Magi

In my last post I somewhat took apart the traditional understanding of the place where Jesus was born, showing by the application of good hermeneutical principles that it certainly wasn’t in an inn. In the next few posts I am going to turn our attention to The Enigma of the Magi, those mysterious visitors from…