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When did the Magi visit Jesus?

Despite popular nativity scenes that place the magi in the stable along with the shepherds and animals, it is conventional in recent times to insist that the magi did not visit Jesus until long after his birth–up to two years by some accounts.

Years ago I heard about Layton Talbert’s argument that the magi did, indeed, visit Jesus very soon after his birth. He explains his argument here:Source: Keep the Magi in Christmas | Theology in 3D.

Maybe they came thirteen days after Christmas?

Scott Aniol

About Scott Aniol

Scott Aniol is the founder and Executive Director of Religious Affections Ministries. He is Chair of the Worship Ministry Department at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he teaches courses in ministry, worship, hymnology, aesthetics, culture, and philosophy. He is the author of Worship in Song: A Biblical Approach to Music and Worship, Sound Worship: A Guide to Making Musical Choices in a Noisy World, and By the Waters of Babylon: Worship in a Post-Christian Culture, and speaks around the country in churches and conferences. He is an elder in his church in Fort Worth, TX where he resides with his wife and four children. Views posted here are his own and not necessarily those of his employer.

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