Thursday, January 6, 2011


The distance from Ur, or that area
of Mesopotamia (Babylonia on the map - on the right),
where the wise men came from, to Bethlehem,
near Jerusalem on the left side of map,

by the Mediterranean Sea, is well over 500 miles,
a journey of many weeks by camel -
following the trade routes from oasis to oasis
 across the northern reaches of the Arabian Desert.
The Urantia Book says of these men:
"These priests from Mesopotamia had been told
sometime before by a strange religious teacher
of their country that he had had a dream in which
he was informed that 'the light of life' was about to
appear on earth as a babe and among the Jews.
And thither went these three teachers looking for
this 'light of life.' After many weeks of futile search
in Jerusalem, they were about to return to Ur
when Zacharias met them and disclosed his
belief that Jesus was the object of their quest and
sent them on to Bethlehem, where they found the babe
and left their gifts with Mary, his earth mother.
The babe was almost three weeks old
at the time of their visit."
We did a day's chapter in our ADVENT SERIES 2011
titled "The Magi Are Moving."
It has imagery, music, a reading of
"The Journey Of The Magi" (T.S. Eliot)
by Sir Alec Guinness, and lots more.

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