There are 7427 blatant absurdities in the bible. Many biblical books were deemed so stupid that 1800 imbeciles decided to ban them from the approved bible, in 325AD. Next comes The first Gospel of the INFANCY of JESUS CHRIST. (Sit tight, hang on, we are about to discover some major BS.)
1 The wise men visit Christ. Mary gives them one of his swaddling clothes. 3 An angel appears to them in the form of a star. They return and make a fire, and worship the swaddling cloth, and put it in the fire, where it remains unconsumed.
AND it came to pass, when the Lord Jesus was born at Bethlehem, a city of Judæa, in the time of Herod the King; the wise men came from the East to Jerusalem, according to the prophecy of Zoradascht, and brought with them offerings: namely, gold, frankincense, and myrrh, and worshipped him, and offered to him their gifts.
2 Then the Lady Mary took one of his swaddling clothes in which the infant was wrapped, and gave it to them instead of a blessing, which they received from her as a most noble present.
3 And at the same time there appeared to them an angel in the form of that star which had before been their guide in their journey; the light of which they followed till they returned into their own country.
4 On their return their kings and princes came to them inquiring, What they had seen and done? What sort of journey and return they had? What company they had on the road?
5 But they produced the swaddling cloth which St. Mary had given to them, on account whereof they kept a feast.
6 And having, according to the custom of their country, made a fire, they worshipped it.
7 And casting the swaddling cloth into it, the fire took it, and kept it.
8 And when the fire was put out, they took forth the swaddling cloth unhurt, as much as if the fire had not touched it.
9 Then they began to kiss it, and put it upon their heads and their eyes, saying, This is certainly an undoubted truth, and it is really surprising that the fire could not burn it, and consume it.
10 Then they took it, and with the greatest respect laid it up among their treasures.
The wise men gave gold, frankincense, and myrrh to the baby; Mary gifted them with Jesus’ dirty diaper. And they were called “wise”?
As much as the biblical writers took the scenic route to describe certain events, it remains quite clear that glaring omissions were the deceptions used in the bible. Verse 3 describes an angel morphing into a star, yet the writer failed to list the year it happened. Did Mary used asbestos for Jesus’ diapers?
Magi were priests in Zoroastrianism and the earlier religions of the western Iranians. The earliest known use of the word magi is in the trilingual inscription written by Darius the Great, known as the Behistun Inscription. Old Persian texts, predating the Hellenistic period, refer to a magus as a Zurvanic, and presumably Zoroastrian, priest.
Pervasive throughout the Eastern Mediterranean and Western Asia until late antiquity and beyond, mágos was influenced by (and eventually displaced) Greek goēs (γόης), the older word for a practitioner of magic, to include astronomy/astrology, alchemy and other forms of esoteric knowledge. This association was in turn the product of the Hellenistic fascination for (Pseudo )Zoroaster, who was perceived by the Greeks to be the Chaldean founder of the Magi and inventor of both astrology and magic, a meaning that still survives in the modern-day words “magic” and “magician”.
The gospel of Matthew’s indication that the Wise Men came “from the East” suggested that they came from Persia. Before long, the story turned them into kings from Persia, India, and Africa who followed a magical star across the desert sand on camels, finally arriving after a long and perilous journey to worship the infant Christ.
The problem is that very little of that version of the story is in Matthew’s Gospel. Matthew doesn’t say they are kings. He doesn’t number them as three. He doesn’t say they rode camels. He doesn’t say they followed a magical star, and he doesn’t say they went on a long journey. He simply writes, “Wise men came from the East”. They saw his star. They came to the court of Herod the Great. They brought gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. (Matthew 2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,).
In several drawings, one of the Wise Men is Asian, one African, and one Caucasian. Children learned the names of the three kings are Balthasar, Melchior, and Caspar. Yet nothing about the three gifts they bore which represent the gifts of “Good Thoughts, Good Words and Good Deeds” – the ancient Zoroastrian motto.