Monday, December 10, 2012

Indentity of the Wisemen through their gifts

The three gifts presented to Jesus at his brith were Frankincese (an incense used to depict His deity), Gold (resprenting his Earthly Kingship), and Myrrh aka the Balsam of Mecca(is there no balm in Gilead?) (embalming oil depicting his death and resurrection).....Frankincense was mostly traded between Yemen, Somalia, Erittrea ands Ethiopia ; Mryhh was also traded between Ethiopia, Yemen and Arabia and other eastern nations, and Gold was most extensively found in Egypt at that time ....this can reveal the identities of the "wisemen" who came to visit that Christ child; it is highly likely there were more then three "men". Image from: http://gentleworld.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/frankincense-myrrh.png

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