posted on Feb, 19 2004 @ 09:09 AM
Originally posted by worldwatcher
"The Three Wise Men who followed the star to Bethlehem bearing gifts for the baby Jesus may not have been all that wise -- or even men"
After hundreds of years of being known as the 3 Wise Men, the Church of England want you to consider them as the 3 Magi. Forget they were men and
forget they were wise, because of the definition of the word "magi". Perhaps it's a bit of feminism or perhaps the Church is trying to be more
politically correct, but can you change the image of the "nativity scene" in your mind?
"A committee revising the latest prayer book said the term "Magi" was a transliteration of the name used by officials at the Persian court, and
that they could well have been women.
"Magi is a word which discloses nothing about numbers, wisdom or gender embodied in the term," a Synod spokesman said on Tuesday after the revision
was agreed by the Church of England's parliament which meets twice a year."
And this should be controversial because? The books have always said "three magi". "Wise men" is just an example of bad interpretation. They were
mystics from the East. More specifically the area they called Babylon and Persia. They were astrologers, historians and mystics mostly. And the fact
that these three people almost had Jesjuah killed as a child, and lead many people to the assumption that Jesjuah had his power from Ba'al
(Babylonian astrology) and was killed like Mithra (the Christ of the Babylonians), is often ignored or overlooked. That's a mystery.
And why people doesn't understand why we hear nothing about Jesjuah after the age of 12, is just as great a mystery. When a Jewish boy becomes 13, he
is Bar Mitvahed, he becomes an adult. His Torah education starts and he receives his first Tefillin. Likeways the girls become women at the same time,
and they often receive two Sabbath candle stands. Jesjuah, being the son of a teacher (naggar, which also means carpenter) was probably educated a
teacher, and when we hear about him again, he is a highly spirited master (Rabbouni) and a teacher in the Holy Scriptures with authority in the Law
(Rabbi). Do you think you become a master rabbi by studying the Torah in a year? It takes a lifetime to become wise enough to be a Rabbi. The time we
hear about Jesjuah again, is when his house is built and his marriage is confirmed. Something which would mean that his education was completed and he
could finally "go out and play with the big guys", teach and preach in the Temple and in the synagogues. If Jesjuah hadn't been married, he could
not have done these things. Period.
But when we look at how the Romans want to have their Jesus, we get a couple of hints. They say he was born in a time of year and under circumstances
which would have killed him. They also say John was baptising Jesjuah in a time of year when they would have died if they were standing in the water
all day long. They say Jesjuah wasn't married, that his wife was a whore, that he was white and that he hated the Jews. Go figure.....
[Edited on 19-2-2004 by Hamilton]