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.
Was Jesus a Jewish Nationalist?
Could there be in the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas part of the message of a more authentic Jesus?
In what year was Jesus Christ really born?
Was Mary Magdalene really at the Last Supper?
Sociopolitical keys of Judea in the first century
Why didn't his disciples write about Jesus?
Did Jesus know how to read and write?
What is the prevailing philosophical background in the first century?
What remarkable contribution do the apocryphal gospels make about the life of Jesus?
What do we really know about the figure of Judas and his suicide?