Thursday, December 21, 2017

Nativity, Part IV

After Jush was born in Bethlem in Jutia, during the time of Emperor Agistin, Necromancers from the east came to the High City of Jerush and asked, "Where is the Chosen One? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him."

When the Emperor heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerush with him. When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Savior was to be born. "In Bethlem in Jutia," they replied, "for this is what the prophet has written."

Then Agistin called the Necromancers secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlem and said, "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."

After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, potions and scrolls. And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Agistin, they returned to their country by another route.

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