Category: Magi

What The Magi Mean To Christmas


For my Parsi Zoroastrian friends from India!(THIS IS SO POWERFUL IT SHOULD BLOW YOUR MIND!)

The Statue of three Persian Magi raised in Brazil in honor of the 3 revered Zoroastrian priests who visited Jesus Christ when he was born and brought the first gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.. to the new born Jesus

Some Bible Scholars say that the Magi (wise men) may have been Zoroastrian priests, and astrologers from Persia, during the reign of King Cyrus or Darius.

The Bible says they came and worshiped the baby Jesus, and gave him the gifts of Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh. The Magi are mentioned in the book of Daniel.

They probably heard the prophecies about the Messiah, from Daniel, who was a Jewish prophet captive in Babylon, during the reign of the Medo -Persian empire. Daniel had earlier correctly interpreted dreams for the King, and therefore he and the God of Israel were greatly respected even in Babylon!!

The Magi – Were they Zoroastrian Priests?

The Magi

As per the New Testa-ment Math 2, 1-12, when Jesus was born, wise men came from the East to Jerusalem to pay their respect to the new born. They mentioned that they had seen his star in the East. When they saw the infant with his mother Mary, they presented unto him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

A vast majority of the Church fathers, such as Clement of Alexandria, Cyril of Alexandria, Chrysostom, Origen, Ephraem Syrus, believe that the three wise men came from Persia, and were Zoroastrian Magi.

According to the Greek historians, the Magi were one of the Median tribes under the Achaemenian Persians which served as priests, prayed before the fire altars and offered libations.

One of their main functions was acting as diviners and they had a reputation of foretelling the future. Thus it was believed that these three wise men were learned and evolved Zoroastrian priests who excelled in astrology and had a vision for the divine.