They’ve been called magi, kings, and wise men. But who were they, really? We know that the Bible is inerrant, but do we know that throughout time traditions have been added to the true Biblical story? You may be shocked to hear this, but there are multiple myths surrounding this brief story written in Matthew 2. They were most likely the King’s personal advisors. Their responsibilities included reading the stars, and a host of wisdom-seeking work. Some early church traditions say there were twelve. Today, we choose to honour three, because three very significant gifts were offered. Over time, church traditions have assigned them names: Melchior, Caspar, and Balthazar.

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