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    Unveiling the Mystery of the Wise Men: Three Kings of the Nativity Tale

    The age-old tale of the Star of Bethlehem leading Wise Men to the newborn Jesus in Bethlehem has captivated minds for centuries. The Gospel of Matthew recounts the story, but who were these Wise Men?

    The Magi in Gospel:
    Matthew’s Gospel describes the Magi, or wise men, following a celestial sign to find the newborn king. Presenting gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, the Magi played a crucial role in the Epiphany, symbolizing God’s manifestation to the world.

    Symbolism Over Time:
    In the Middle Ages, the Three Kings came to represent the three ages of man. Initially believed to be Persian due to their journey from the East, later interpretations associated them with the continents of Europe, Asia, and Africa.

    Mysterious Identities:
    While Saint Matthew refers to them as Magi, various terms like wise men and astrologers have been linked to their identities. Despite not being actual kings, these educated and affluent figures are central to the Christmas nativity tradition.

    Epiphany Celebrations:
    The Magi’s visit is commemorated on Epiphany, January 6th, in most Western Christian churches. Eastern Orthodox Christians mark the event on December 25th.

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