Black Spirituality Religion : Mt:2:1

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  1. Music Producer

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    Mt:2:1: Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

    Can any Servant of Jesus explain why they translated the original Greek word “magoi” to “wise men”?

    In the original Old Testament perception the word “magoi” referred to false prophets, evil magicians, a person like Balaam.

    Why would men like Balaam be coming to see the baby Jesus?
    In the Old Testament Balaam was a magoi that taught the heathen how to curse Israel and Judah.

    Could this be yet another sign of truth?
     
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    Your perception of "magoi" is yet another distortion, based on the Judeo-Christian Biblical view.

    Firstly, the origin of this term is not the OT. The term was in use far earlier than the alleged chronological setting of the Bible.

    Both the Mithras and the Zoroastrians applied this title to their Sages; both stemming from Sumerian Kiengir.

    In summation, this term and its misappropriated usage, is yet another example of the perversion of the ideals of other cultures.

    PEACE
     
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    And your answer explains why it is not translated as “magoi” how…………?


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    The Holy Word of the Father is not something all can understand, but what the faithful must understand always, is that having faith and belief in the Father and the Son, having trust that they will guide us through all confusion should be enough even when there isn't a full understanding to a verse, a few words, a passage or so on.


    The Father is with us, always. He's shown this by his sending His Son as a sacrifice for our sins. And has confirmed it in the resurrection of the Son on the 3rd day, which has brought us to redemption and eternal salvation. we are never without our KING, so when something isn't quite clear as to why it is the the Holy Scriptures, it is best to wait on our Father, and He'll show us the Way. Blessings!