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December 30, 2008



Just to be clear, Fr. Dempsey, you are instructing readers to accept as a historical fact Herod's dispatching of a specific grouping of 'Magi'--is that correct?

Wikipedia on 'The Massacre of the Innocents':

"The incident is not mentioned by the contemporary Jewish historian Josephus, nor in the other gospels, nor in the early Biblical apocrypha, its first appearance in any source other than Matthew being the 2nd century Protoevangelium of James 22. Most recent biographers of Herod therefore do not regard the massacre as an actual historical event"

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