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The Monologue about worship, about gold and about the Eastern wise men

We can assume that the attention of some readers of the Bible, New Testament, was focused at events associated with the arrival of the wise men (from the East) into Judaea,  and the worship of the wise men to the Young Child.

The wise men had a meeting with Herod the king.

Later they came to the Young Child, and fell down, and worshipped him, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.

And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

Around the same period events, associated with the anxiety of Herod and the massacre of the children according his order, developed.

The Young Child, Mary, his Mother, Joseph, lived in Egypt for some time for safety. After Herod's death Joseph and his family settled in Galilee.

A reader can can make the assumptions about the influence of gold (presented by the wise men) onto the life in Egypt. Was the gold useful during the period of life in Egypt? Or did the gold create additional risks? How significantly the presented gold could influence a situation?

Reading the Bible leads the reader to such an event as the temptation of Jesus in the desert. The devil offered Him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them…

This proposal was rejected by Jesus.

Continuing to read the Bible, the reader approaches to a miracle in Cana of Galilee – to the transformation of water into wine. Saturation of five thousand people with five loaves and two fish... A miracle with the finding of a coin (in mouth of the fish)…

Some of the readers can return mentally to the wise men (to their arrival), to their worship, to the gold, they gave, to the cruelty of Herod, to the compulsory departure of the Young Child, Mary, his Mother, Joseph into Egypt…

And a worship (of wise men), and their gifts (gold) – are capable to induce to reflections …

May 6, 2019 09:52

Translation from Russian into English: May 6, 2019 11:00.
Владимир Владимирович Залесский “Монолог о поклонении, о золоте и о восточных волхвах”.