Tuesday, December 23, 2008

only 2 more sleeps!

Advent Calendar - December 23

Christmas Fact:
In Matthew 2, Magi from the East led by a star journey to Jerusalem and then to Bethlehem to worship the newborn king.

The word "magi" comes from the ancient Greek magoi, plural of magos and from the Old Persian word magu. Both terms referred specifically to a class of scholar-priests originally from the ancient land of Media, now part of Iran... The magi were famed for their knowledge of astronomy, astrology, dream interpretation, philosophy , and religious ritual.

- Encyclopedia of Christmas p. 346

Adoration of the Magi - painting by Leonardo da Vinci


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