12th January 2015
What knowledge did these wise-one hold? They were given this title ‘Magi’, the root word which gives us ‘magic’ and ‘magician’ and were said to have great understanding in fields which included astrology, alchemy and other forms of esoteric knowledge.
Their identification as kings in later Christian writings is probably linked to Psalms 72:11, “May all kings fall down before him”.
So we have two views of these visitors, regal and knowledge.
Oh the we could claim the same when we draw close to visiting God.
The Rev’d Canon Simon Moor – Vicar of Huddersfield Parish Church