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Who Were the Magi?

December 28, 2017 1 Comment
Who Were the Magi?

The Gospel of Matthew says, After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem (Mat 2:1). Matthew uses the Greek term μάγοι, (magoi) and notes simply that they came from the east. Exactly what “Magi” are is debated. The Greeks of antiquity (ca. 450 […]

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Was the Star that Guided the Magi a Natural or Supernatural Occurrence?

December 27, 2017 13 Comments
Was the Star that Guided the Magi a Natural or Supernatural Occurrence?

As we continue our survey of teachings on the birth of our Lord from St. Thomas Aquinas, today we consider the mysterious star that led the Magi to Christ. In recent decades there has been a strong tendency to seek a natural explanation for this phenomenon. Some speculate that it was in fact a comet […]

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