• Anthony Miranda

The Path to Adoration

What is a Magi? First of all, Magi are not kings, they are royal advisers to the kings. We don’t know too much about them. The Bible did not mention their names, however, tradition game them the names Balthasar, Melchor and Casper (Gaspar). The Bible did not also mention how many Magi went to pay homage to baby Jesus. But again, eastern tradition set their number to twelve, while the western tradition said there were three. Probably they made use of the number of gifts as their basis. The Magi came from Parthia, Persia and Yemen, now known as Iran, Iraq and Yemen. The estimated distance they traveled was around 1,300 miles, and if they were riding camels, that would have taken them two to three weeks to get to Bet