History is full of ironies, isn’t it? Wise Men came from the East looking for the King of the Jews. The present king had no interest in vacating his position, so he was pretty disturbed by this line of questioning. He went to the religious leaders and asked them where the Messiah was supposed to be born, and they gave him the theologically correct answer: The prophet predicted that he would be born in Bethlehem, the same town that produced David. Wow, they knew their scripture! Wait a minute, let me get this straight: The (present) king of Israel comes to them asking where the Messiah would be born, they give him the answer, and then they went back to their studies of the Scriptures?! Did no one ask “Um, why is the king asking this? And what’s this I hear about these foreign dignitaries following a star here? You don’t suppose. . .?” Nah. Just go back to your studies. Nothing to see here.