There is some indication that Jesus could have been two years old when the wise men finally showed up. This is arrived at based on two passages of scripture. The first is the way in which King Herod questioned them and what he wanted to know.
(Mat 2:7 KJV) Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.Then, when they left without filling him in we see his attempt to get rid of the competition.
(Mat 2:16 KJV) Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.Evidently the wise men had shared something about two years.
So the wise men could have been treated to a toddler instead of an infant. That gets me because I am blessed with a toddling granddaughter in the house. I can just picture Jesus getting into all of their luggage, wanting to pet their camels and crawling under their robes. Can you picture one of this wise men from the east having a baby slobber on them?
The unconsidered glories of Christmas.
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