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The first interesting thing in today’s reading is in Matthew 2:5-6 where the Magi quote a Jewish prophesy from Micah 5:2 which was written 7 centuries before the time of Jesus birth. How could the Magi from the “East” know about Jewish prophesy? One of the notes in my Bible suggests the Magi could have been Jews who remained in the region of Parthia which was in the vicinity of ancient Babylon. There are other explanations, but this one fascinated me.

The second interesting thing to me is the care Joseph showed for Jesus. While Joseph was not the biological father of Jesus, the notes in my Bible say he was responsible for Jesus’ legally. In any case, Joseph showed obedience and care for Jesus as His earthly father.