The modern interpretation of chapter two of the Gospel of Matthew, which is the only part in which the story of the Magi comes out, considers this episode as a theological story. In ancient times, when someone wanted to express a theological idea, they would make up a story and put it under the cover of a famous person from Jewish antiquity. Matthew applies the story of the Magi to show that the Messiah is a universal Messiah. Matthew uses The Book of Numbers and the story of Moses to narrate this episode.
What aspects of Christianity appear in previous pagan traditions?
What image did Jesus have of himself?
What can we know about Mary Magdalene and her relationship with Jesus?
Was Jesus of Nazareth born in Bethlehem?
Did Jesus have brothers?
What do we really know about the figure of Judas and his suicide?
Could Jesus be homosexual?
What do we know about the Virgin Mary?
Could there be in the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas part of the message of a more authentic Jesus?
Was Jesus a healer?