Wednesday, 15 August 2007

The Three Wise Men

According to the Gospels there were three gifts but none of them mentions how many wise men there were. The Magi were supposedly Zoroastrian astrologer-priests but their number varies from between two and twenty. Added to which the translation of Magi could mean Persian court officials, some of whom were women and none of whom were noted for their wisdom. So the three wise men could have been twenty stupid women! So now you know.

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