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We give gifts, and its a pile of fun for sure. Why do we give gifts? We’re in a way doing what was done the first Christmas day , I suppose not technically when Jesus was born but the day the 3 wise men in the bible found the Christ child. They brought Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh.
In addition to the honor and status implied by the value of the gifts of the magi, scholars think that these three were chosen for their special spiritual symbolism about Jesus himself—gold representing his kingship, frankincense a symbol of his priestly role, and myrrh a prefiguring of his death and embalming—an interpretation made popular in the well-known Christmas carol “We Three Kings.” http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/people-cultures-in-the-bible/jesus-historical-jesus/why-did-the-magi-bring-gold-frankincense-and-myrrh/
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