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Real Identity Of 3 Wise Men Who Visited Jesus' Birthplace Revealed By Expert by Nobody: 5:51pm On Dec 25, 2020
The Bible tells the story of Jesus Christ’s birth through the gospels of Luke and Matthew. Almost 2,000 years ago an angel named Gabriel is said to have appeared to Mary and told her she would have a son, Jesus, who would be the Son of God.

Mary and her husband-to-be, Joseph, made the journey to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born in a stable after the pair struggled to find a place to stay.

Some time later, three 'Wise Men', or magi, from eastern countries saw a star in the sky that signalled the birth of a new king.

They are said to have travelled to Judea, the region around Jerusalem and Bethlehem, to worship Jesus, the new king, but little detail is provided on who they actually were.

Catholic priest and author Dwight Longenecker has long sought to learn more about the mysterious visit and whether he could unravel their true identity.

He said: “To determine who the Wise Men really were, we first have to unpack the story as most people understand it.

“The story Matthew tells has few details, but the details we have come to accept were added in the first three centuries of the Church.

“Gnostic writers of the day were similar to New Age believers today. They were enchanted by magic, esoteric theories and the occult.

“The Gnostics wrote expanded accounts of the birth of Jesus that highlighted the miraculous element and the exotic origins of the Wise Men.”

Mr Longenecker went on to lay out the obstacles he faced in tracing the story.

He added: “As the centre of Christianity shifted north and west to Asia Minor, Greece, and Rome, Matthew’s indication that the Wise Men came ‘from the East’ suggested that they came from Persia.

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“Before long, the full-blown version of the story was circulating. Soothsayers and stargazers — kings from Persia, India, and Africa — followed a magical star across the desert sands on camels, finally arriving after a long and perilous journey to worship the infant Christ.

“The problem is that very little of that version of the story is in Matthew’s Gospel.

“Matthew doesn’t say they are kings. He doesn’t number them as three. He doesn’t say they rode camels. He doesn’t say they followed a magical star, and he doesn’t say they went on a long journey.

"He simply writes, ‘Wise men came from the East’. “They saw his star. They came to the court of Herod the Great. They brought gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.”

The author explained how he searched the Bible looking for “clues about the identity of the Wise Men”. And he found a passage in Isaiah 60 that would become critical to his theory.

It reads: “For the riches of the sea shall be poured out before you, the wealth of nations shall come to you.

“Caravans of camels shall cover you, dromedaries of Midian and Ephah, all from Sheba shall come bearing gold and frankincense, and heralding the praises of the Lord.

“All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered for you, the rams of Nebaioth shall serve your needs.”


Mr Longenecker detailed how he made a breakthrough.

He added: “With a bit of digging I discovered that Midian, Ephah, Kedar, and Nebaioth were all locations or the names of tribes from northwestern Arabia.

“Starting there I discovered that during the time of Jesus’ birth that territory was occupied by the kingdom of Nabatea.

“The Nabateans had close links with Herod the Great. Furthermore, their religion was rooted in astrology, and like many peoples from the time, they were looking for a messiah.

“Details fell together in an amazing way to unlock the secret that the Wise Men were indeed historical figures."

The author then put forward his case for the real identity of the Three Wise Men.

He continued in January: “Just at the time of Jesus’ birth the Nabatean king, Aretas IV, had a strong motivation to send diplomats to the court of Herod with rich gifts.

“Learning of the birth of a new king of the Jews by studying the stars, they set out on their historic journey.

“Coming from the neighbouring kingdom, it was not very far, but it was significant because they were not only diplomats bearing peace offerings.

“They were Wise Men on a spiritual quest to find their true king and the source of true wisdom.”

But there have been a number of theories over the real identity of the Three Wise Men over the year thanks to lack of description given in the Gospel of Matthew.

The phrase "from the east,” translates to "from the rising [of the Sun],” and is the only information Matthew provides about the region from which they came.

The Parthian Empire, centred in Persia, stretched from eastern Syria to the fringes of India, so tracking down the three men becomes near impossible
Source: https://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/1376675/christmas-day-jesus-christ-bible-three-wise-men-nativity-magi-identity-star-bethlehem-spt

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Re: Real Identity Of 3 Wise Men Who Visited Jesus' Birthplace Revealed By Expert by sonmvayina(m): 6:07pm On Dec 25, 2020
What happened to the gifts they brought...? I heard to was sold to buy food. As the family was going through hard times....nobody was buying furniture, and joseph had to resort to selling pure water to support

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Re: Real Identity Of 3 Wise Men Who Visited Jesus' Birthplace Revealed By Expert by iamyemiakins(m): 6:26pm On Dec 25, 2020
sonmvayina:
What happened to the gifts they brought...? I heard to was sold to buy food. As the family was going through hard times....nobody was buying furniture, and joseph had to resort to selling pure water to support

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Re: Real Identity Of 3 Wise Men Who Visited Jesus' Birthplace Revealed By Expert by Realtord43: 6:37pm On Dec 25, 2020
These guys should just take a break

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Re: Real Identity Of 3 Wise Men Who Visited Jesus' Birthplace Revealed By Expert by jesusjnr2020(m): 7:25pm On Dec 25, 2020
“For the riches of the sea shall be poured out before you, the wealth of nations shall come to you.

“Caravans of camels shall cover you, dromedaries of Midian and Ephah, all from Sheba shall come bearing gold and frankincense, and heralding the praises of the Lord."


I hope all those arguing blindly can now see that the star that led the wise men to where baby Jesus so that they could worship Him, was not put there by the devil but God in order to fulfill the prophecy given in the scriptures by His prophet.

And the gifts, "gold and frankincense", they brought from the East was also in fulfilment of the biblical prophecy.

Something that some need to understand is that some spiritual things cannot be discerned by the carnal mind and worldly studying and understanding even if it be of the Bible, but only by the revelation of the Spirit of God. And God only reveals certain hidden Truths to those truly of His own.

That's how i came to figure this out this Truth and stood by it, despite that it was not the popular position.

The Truth is that those wise men from the East were men of God, and they were led by God via the star to where baby Jesus was so that they could worship Him.

And that purpose they accomplished.

God bless.

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Re: Real Identity Of 3 Wise Men Who Visited Jesus' Birthplace Revealed By Expert by CodeTemplar: 7:28pm On Dec 25, 2020
That clown on FTC should seriously take (his) time.

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Re: Real Identity Of 3 Wise Men Who Visited Jesus' Birthplace Revealed By Expert by jefff455: 7:30pm On Dec 25, 2020
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Re: Real Identity Of 3 Wise Men Who Visited Jesus' Birthplace Revealed By Expert by Righteousness2(m): 7:39pm On Dec 25, 2020
Irrespective of what the world or anyone says or thinks, the Undisputed and undeniable Facts that we Must know are:

JESUS is LORD
JESUS is the SAVIOR of the World
At the Name of JESUS, every Knee Must Bow
JESUS Died on the Cross for all Mankind.
JESUS resurrected after 3 Days
JESUS is coming Back to Rapture all that Believe, Accept and Live for Him

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Re: Real Identity Of 3 Wise Men Who Visited Jesus' Birthplace Revealed By Expert by tobechi74: 7:46pm On Dec 25, 2020
Is an Igbo man there?

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Re: Real Identity Of 3 Wise Men Who Visited Jesus' Birthplace Revealed By Expert by Goahead(m): 8:06pm On Dec 25, 2020
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Re: Real Identity Of 3 Wise Men Who Visited Jesus' Birthplace Revealed By Expert by money121(m): 8:41pm On Dec 25, 2020
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Re: Real Identity Of 3 Wise Men Who Visited Jesus' Birthplace Revealed By Expert by updatechange(m): 8:41pm On Dec 25, 2020
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Re: Real Identity Of 3 Wise Men Who Visited Jesus' Birthplace Revealed By Expert by miniziter(m): 8:41pm On Dec 25, 2020
Summary please
Re: Real Identity Of 3 Wise Men Who Visited Jesus' Birthplace Revealed By Expert by Professorcplus(m): 8:42pm On Dec 25, 2020
[b]For a moment, just breathe in and breathe out. Fine. Have you ever thought of the sweetest things that facinated you in life are built on imaginations and fantasies. Right from the cartoons like Superman and Spiderman you watch to the comic stories like advangers and justice league. Or is it the romantic stories full of fantasies and aren't realistic. Or is it the wield imaginations you day dream about that might never ever come into existence. You like it, you can't stop thinking about it. You felt really excited and yes, it makes you feel good. Isn't it?

Those things aren't real but, we discussed them, we argue them. The beauty of life is that this life can be meaningless and boring. But we just need something to spice it up. And here it is. Whatsoever you belief is your personal conviction and so it is. But as for me when is Christmas, I turn up, when is ileya, I turn up, even ogun festival, I will still turn up. Or is it to go ball in club on Saturday then dance in church on Sunday. For all I care I came to this world in peace to catch cruise. Remember problems no dey finish so enjoy the best moments of life as you plan for the further also plan for the moment. One love [/b]

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Re: Real Identity Of 3 Wise Men Who Visited Jesus' Birthplace Revealed By Expert by Jossylard2(m): 8:42pm On Dec 25, 2020
Still didn't explain how he arrived at the 3 numbers. We tend to equate the number of gift given to him to the number of the wise men.

Article even said "Identity revealed" and it did justice to that, not their number as boldly written on the page.

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Re: Real Identity Of 3 Wise Men Who Visited Jesus' Birthplace Revealed By Expert by BabaCommander: 8:42pm On Dec 25, 2020
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Re: Real Identity Of 3 Wise Men Who Visited Jesus' Birthplace Revealed By Expert by EXLOVER(m): 8:43pm On Dec 25, 2020
If na now this three wise men go shayo for Joseph crib, them go pour powder full them body.

Their name should be Enema, Adewale and Lawal

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Re: Real Identity Of 3 Wise Men Who Visited Jesus' Birthplace Revealed By Expert by Nobody: 8:43pm On Dec 25, 2020
The 3 wisemen are from Poland, Romania and Israel .

Ague with your keyboard. Their names reveals it all.

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Re: Real Identity Of 3 Wise Men Who Visited Jesus' Birthplace Revealed By Expert by naijadrivablog: 8:44pm On Dec 25, 2020
cool

They are from South Eastern Nigeria, methinks. tongue

Igbos to be precise.

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Re: Real Identity Of 3 Wise Men Who Visited Jesus' Birthplace Revealed By Expert by GeneralPula: 8:44pm On Dec 25, 2020
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Re: Real Identity Of 3 Wise Men Who Visited Jesus' Birthplace Revealed By Expert by Elzakzaky: 8:44pm On Dec 25, 2020
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Re: Real Identity Of 3 Wise Men Who Visited Jesus' Birthplace Revealed By Expert by Nobody: 8:44pm On Dec 25, 2020
Cheap lies
Re: Real Identity Of 3 Wise Men Who Visited Jesus' Birthplace Revealed By Expert by Nobody: 8:44pm On Dec 25, 2020
Nonsense, the three wise men from the east were Chukwuemeka, Okechukwu and Chukwuma

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Re: Real Identity Of 3 Wise Men Who Visited Jesus' Birthplace Revealed By Expert by oluseyiforjesus(m): 8:44pm On Dec 25, 2020
The one we read in d Bible is enough n we believe it

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Re: Real Identity Of 3 Wise Men Who Visited Jesus' Birthplace Revealed By Expert by Tumbulum: 8:45pm On Dec 25, 2020
The bible never said they were three wise men but only mentioned of wise men from the east. It possible they were twenty in number who came to see the new born king

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Re: Real Identity Of 3 Wise Men Who Visited Jesus' Birthplace Revealed By Expert by passyhansome(m): 8:45pm On Dec 25, 2020
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Re: Real Identity Of 3 Wise Men Who Visited Jesus' Birthplace Revealed By Expert by careytommy37(m): 8:46pm On Dec 25, 2020
99 et lous ballons

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