Matthew 2 (after Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea (Magi from East…
after Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea
during time of Herod (Roman appointed king, dead by the end of the chapter
Magi from East came and asked
'who is the one who has been
King of the Jews.
We saw his star when it rose and we have come to worship him.
born, not Rome appointed
Herod disturbed + all Jerusalem
Why was rest of Jerusalem disturbed? A king would disrupt the status quo? Scared of Roman reaction?
Asked chief priests, teachers of the law where Messiah would be born
Bethlehem in Judea
Micah 5 - ruler over Israel
From ancient times
He will be our peace
remnant of Jacob a blessing to the nations.
Then Herod called Magi, found what time star appeared.
sent to Bethlehem "go and search carefully for the child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship him"
went on thier way, found child.
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focus on Magi again emphasises kingliness.
Also, Gentile kings!