Were the three gifts of the wise men used to preserve Jesus' body after his death?


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A6ac9128dd6f69162fac89c38e63e50f Gary Wainwright Follower of Jesus Christ, Husband, Father, Civil Engineer
These gifts may have been sold to sustain Joseph’s family while they were living in Egypt after fleeing King Herod who wanted to kill the infant Jesus (Matthew 2:13-14 NLT “After the wise men were gone, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream. “Get up! Flee to Egypt with the child and his mother,” the angel said. “Stay there until I tell you to return, because Herod is going to search for the child to kill him.” That night Joseph left for Egypt with the child and Mary, his mother, and they stayed there until Herod’s death. This fulfilled what the Lord had spoken through the prophet: “I called my Son out of Egypt.”

The three gifts were symbolic of the future roles of Jesus – gold speaks of His Sovereignty (the wise men bowed to Him as King Jesus (Matthew 2:11)), frankincense speaks of His Sinless Deity (the wise men worshipped Him (Isaiah 9:6)), and myrrh speaks of His Sacrificial Death (the wise men gave Him this gift as a representation that He would one day die for the sins of the world (1 Peter 1:20)).

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