Episode 118: The Magi(c) of Christmas

 
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This week we rebroadcast our Christmas episode from 2015.

In the spirit of the Christmas season, Paul Brians calls on his background as a scholar of the Bible and discusses some of the important language in the story of Christmas. Do you know the religious tradition of the Magi? The difference between miracle and magic? Listen to find out.

https://wmjasco.com/podcasts/12-magicOfChristmas.mp3

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Links:
Opening music (Paul Brians’ favorite recording of “We Three Kings”)
The Gift of the Magi,” by O. Henry
Zoroastrianism (Zarathustrianism)
Google search: The Slaughter of the Innocents
Google search: The Miracle of Christmas
Google search: The Magic of Christmas

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