Matthew 2:1-12

Three Oriental Kings Miss the Point

Talk 3 of 53 in the series Matthew 2012-14 St Andrews Cathedral.

The next talk in the series is Christians Can’t Be Anti-Semitic.

Matthew 2:1-12


  1. “We Three Kings From Orient Are”
    • three
    • kings
    • the orient
    • king and God and sacrifice
  2. The When, Who, Where, What and Why?
    • King Herod
    • magi – wise men
    • from the east to Jerusalem
    • “worshipping” the king
    • but why?
  3. The Old Testament
    • several parallels
      1. Moses
      2. Balaam
      3. Psalms and Isaiah
      4. Daniel
    • Micah
  4. Herod’s judgement
    • troubled
    • right
    • the Christ

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