New Testament

Gospels and Acts of the Apostles

What gifts did the wise men offer Jesus?

They offered gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Gold is a long-lasting and beautiful metal. Frankincense is a resin found in certain balsam trees. It is used widely to make perfumes and incense. Frankincense was used as an ingredient in the incense used in the temple. Myrrh is a resin found in the gum myrrh tree. It is used widely to make perfumes, incense, and anointing oil. All of these items are rare and expensive. The items were not typical gifts to give a child, but they were typical gifts to give a king.



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