Did the Magi Ride Camels?

Posted January 6, 2018 8:58 pm by Dwight Longenecker

Did the Magi Ride Camels?

Probably not.
The Arabians certainly domesticated camels and over the centuries used them as pack animals on their trade routes across the Arabia peninsula. They were known for breeding camels and trading them, but by the time of Jesus’ birth the Nabateans were famous for breeding Arabian horses.

Matthew does not mention camels.
Certainly the tribes of Arabia were famous for domesticating camels and using them in their trade caravans. They gave camels to Assyrian kings as tribute gifts, and bred camels for sale and trade. However, During the reign of the King Aretas III the Nabateans adopted more Greek ways, and one

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