"Eastern tradition sets the number of Magi at 12, but Western tradition sets their number at three, probably based on the three gifts of “gold, frankincense, and myrrh” (Matthew 2:11) presented to the infant."
People tend to think of the wise men being present at the birth of Christ. Had that been the case, Herod only would have ordered the death of newborns.
At any rate, it probably wasn't 1 AD. Herod died in 4 BC and, thus, couldn't have received the magi in 1 AD. (And, historically speaking, there is no contemporary record of the Massacre of the Innocents occurring at all.)
He was circumcised on the 1st of January 1AD
The 3 Wise Men arrived on the 12th Day of Christmas, which would be the 6th of January, 1AD
Every wife had seven sacks, every sack had seven cats, every cat had seven kitts.
Kitts, cats, sacks, wives, how many were going to St. Ives?
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