Map of chaos nerden alinir for The Magi were intent on worshiping the messianic child. The Greek verb proskuneo often means to express by attitude and possibly by position [namely, prostration one’s allegiance to and regard for deity. It may also be used in nonreligious contexts of simple kneeling before one of higher rank, and is used thus in Matthew However, Matthew almost always used the verb of an act of worship. When he is speaking of what people do in Jesus’s presence, it always refers to worship. This is in keeping with Matthew’s high Christology and his strong emphasis on Jesus as the Son of God. W. D. Map of chaos nerden alinir 2016.