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Thread #65856   Message #3819973
Posted By: Joe_F
11-Nov-16 - 06:23 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: We Three Kings of Orient Are
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: We Three Kings of Orient Are
N.B. There is no authority, scriptural or other, for believing that the Magi were three, or kings. Three is a convenient number (one per gift) if you are drawing a picture or writing a song, and kings are a pleasant reminder that the baby is King of kings. The notes in my Bible, however, say the Magi were probably astrologers, and if you want to imagine a dozen of them, you are within your rights.