Holiday in Mamou – Mamou Travel for New York Doubleday Davies and Allison, Matthew, Victor Matthews, Perfumes and Spices, in Freedman, Anchor Bible Dictionary, Nabataea, through which travelers taking a reasonably direct route from Babylon to Jerusalem would have passed, was a major hub for international trade in gold and especially frankincense and myrrh Diodorus Siculus Strabo Frankincense and myrrh were the costliest spices in the Near East Mu?ller, Frankincense, Did the Magi inform Joseph of their warning dream, exposing Herod’s scheme and putting Joseph on high alert in the brief period leading up to his own dream? See chapter , note Hauerwas, Matthew, and Turner, Matthew, For a successful defense of the historical credibility of Luke’s account of the Presentation of Jesus at the temple Luke see Richard Bauckham, Luke’s Infancy Narrative as Oral History in Scriptural Form, in The Gospels History and Christology The Search of Joseph Ratzinger?Benedict XVI, ed. Bernardo Estrada, Ermenegildo Manicardi, and Armand Puig i Ta rrech, vol. Vatican City Libreria Editrice Vaticana Davies and Allison, Matthew, Those following a lunar calendar of twelve months with years totaling about days must add a leap month every few years to get it back into sync with the – day solar year. Note Davies and Allison, Matthew, Davies and Allison suggest that the assumption being made by Herod is that the Star’s irst appearance occurred at the time of the birth of the child. Chapter What Star Is This? If you download planetarium software, you will be able to discover what the sky looked like at any particular moment in history, even thousands of years ago. Those unfamiliar with astronomy are often taken aback by this fact. But when we remember that all the celestial bodies, including Earth, the Moon, the stars, and the planets, operate by well-understood set laws and regularities, it makes sense. Holiday in Mamou – Mamou Travel 2016.