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But, by the time the "wise men" got there, up to two years may well have passed. Why this proposal, striking familiarity from the traditional scene? This is what Matthew wrote, reporting on Herod's reaction to a competitor for his throne.
So Herod called the visitors from the East to a secret meeting and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared.
When Herod realized that the visitors from the East had tricked him, he was furious. He gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its neighborhood who were two years old and younger; this was done in accordance with what he had learned from the visitors about the time when the star had appeared.
It makes a lot of sense. Working from astrological star charts (the one below is Chinese) they would have had a long tiring journey ...
It was the truth that the astrologers revealed that mattered. That truth was the essence of Christmas.