Matthew 2

Arlin Sorensen's Thoughts on Scripture

Matthew 2 picks up the story after Jesus was born in Bethlehem.  Herod was king, and he talks to the wise men from the east who came to Jerusalem.  They wanted to know “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews”?  That causes Herod some concern, because he was king, at least in his own mind.  But the wise men were there looking for this coming king because they “saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him”.  Herod immediately goes into preservation mode and wants to know everything they know about this new king.

So Herod calls together all the smart people in his kingdom “assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people….he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born”.  They knew it was Bethlehem, so Herod asks the wise men to…

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