Camels Approaching Bethlehem

I hope you had a Blessed Christmas. We wrap up Bethlehem Week with this picture from around 1900 of a small camel caravan approaching Bethlehem. The picture is reminiscent of the Magi for the East, who brought gifts to the newborn king. It is interesti...



I hope you had a Blessed Christmas. We wrap up Bethlehem Week with this picture from around 1900 of a small camel caravan approaching Bethlehem. The picture is reminiscent of the Magi for the East, who brought gifts to the newborn king. It is interesting that the Bible never mentions the number of wise men, but because of songs and other traditions, people believe it to be three. Given they were coming from a great distance, and bringing very expensive gifts, it is likely the caravan was quiet large.