We just passed through "the 12 Days of Christmas" (the days between Christmas and the day traditionally celebrating the visit of the "Wise Men" to Jesus). Long before the song identified the "12th day of Christmas" as the day "my true love" presented 12 drummers drumming, Christians were remembering and celebrating the occasion when the Wise Men traveled to Bethlehem to worship Jesus (aka Epiphany).
Here is one account of that visit:
“On the night of Jesus’ birth, 3 wise men from the west came to honor the newborn king in the manger. One brought gold (symbolizing royalty), one brought frankinsense (used for embalming – prefiguring his death and burial), and one brought myrrh (an incense used in worship).
After learning the location of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph from the 3 kings, King Herod ordered the killing of all boys who had been born in Israel that year to assure that this prophesied infant King would not take his throne.”
But that account has numerous errors.
How many errors can you find in this account? Name them.
(Hint: There are no errors in Matthew 2:1-23)