Does Isaiah 60:6 apply in any way to the Magi?

Yes, it is or may be a directly fulfilled prophecy
0% (0 votes)
Yes, it was fulfilled in a less literal way by the Magi & fully in the Millennium
40% (2 votes)
Unsure
20% (1 vote)
No, it is more or less coincidental that gold and frankincense are mentioned
20% (1 vote)
No, but it demonstrates God's pattern
0% (0 votes)
It applies to the current kingdom of God right now
0% (0 votes)
Other
0% (0 votes)
"Oh, wise guys, eh?" Jerome (Curly) Howard
20% (1 vote)
Total votes: 5
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Ed Vasicek's picture

Here is the text, Isaiah 60:6 from the ESV:

Quote:
A multitude of camels shall cover you,
the young camels of Midian and Ephah;
all those from Sheba shall come.
They shall bring gold and frankincense,
and shall bring good news, the praises of the LORD.

Does this apply in any way to the Magi?

Nice Christmas season poll!

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Dick Dayton's picture

Ed, I would have liked a vote for "Merely coincidental at Christ's birth and following, but definitely millennial."
As I looked at the passage, it is in a section dealing wtih millennial blessinigs, and it fits with sections of other prophets. All nations will stream to Jerusalem to offer sacrifices to God, and camels are the mode of transportation that the ancient peoples would have understood.
It is possible it is one of those prophecies with a "double fulfillment" where the time of Christ's earthly ministry was a vague shadow, and the millennium is the total fulfillment.

Dick Dayton

Ed Vasicek's picture

Dick Dayton wrote:
Ed, I would have liked a vote for "Merely coincidental at Christ's birth and following, but definitely millennial."
As I looked at the passage, it is in a section dealing wtih millennial blessinigs, and it fits with sections of other prophets. All nations will stream to Jerusalem to offer sacrifices to God, and camels are the mode of transportation that the ancient peoples would have understood.
It is possible it is one of those prophecies with a "double fulfillment" where the time of Christ's earthly ministry was a vague shadow, and the millennium is the total fulfillment.

I am a big "double fulfillment" guy with the less literal fulfillment first and a fuller, more littoral fulfillment later.

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