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What can we infer about the value of the gifts given to Jesus from the Magi from the term 'treasures' (thēsaurous)?

In Matthew 2:11, "On coming to the house, they saw the Child with His mother Mary, and they fell down and worshiped Him. Then they opened their treasures and presented Him with gifts of gold and ...
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As Mary was too poor to offer a lamb after giving birth to Jesus, offering birds instead, does this prove the Magi had not yet pitched up with gold?

As Mary was too poor to offer a lamb after giving birth to Jesus, offering birds instead, does this prove the Magi had not yet pitched up with gold? Otherwise, she could have afforded to buy a huge ...
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Was Jesus rich or poor? Matthew 2:11 vs. Matthew 8:19-20

Matthew 2:10-11 (ESV): 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 11 And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. ...
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How might the “magi from the east” (Matt. 2:1-2) have learned about the obscure birth of Christ, and its great significance?

The passages in question are these: Matthew 2:1-2: Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, 'Where is He who has ...