The Parish Magazine January 2022

Editor.Bob.Peters

Serving the communities of Charvil, Sonning and Sonning Eye since 1869

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SUDOKU

Each of the nine blocks has to contain all the

numbers 1-9 within its squares. Each number

can only appear once in a row, column or box.

WORDSEARCH FOR THE MAGI

Search for 20 words hidden in the grid above

that are from the story below ...

Magi from the east – it isn’t a lot to go on.

The magi were a religious caste devoted to

astrology, divination and the interpretation of

dreams. Some scholars believe these magi

came from southern Arabia, where the Queen

of Sheba had lived. She would have learned

about the coming Messiah from Solomon. In

Matthew’s gospel the magi ask Herod: ‘Where

is the one who has been born king of the Jews?

We saw his star in the east and have come

to worship him.’ So it is possible that Queen

of Sheba’s story of Messiah for Israel had

survived. One thing that supports the theory

that the magi came from southern Arabia is

this: if you study any map of Palestine as it

was during biblical times, you will find that

the old Arabian caravan routes all entered

Palestine ‘from the east’.

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PUZZLE PAGE — the answers will be published in the next issue

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- hair style (7) 2 Profits (5) 4 - Possessors (6)

9 Sophisticated hair style (7)

10 - Embed; type of filling (5) 4 Possessors (6)

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CODEWORD

MAGI

EAST

RELIGIOUS

CASTE

ASTROLOGY

DIVINATION

DREAMS

A question for Epiphany: What do you call a camel with three humps?

SCHOLARS

SOUTHERN

ARABIA

QUEEN

SHEBA

MESSIAH

SOLOMON

HEROD

KING

STAR

WORSHIP

PALESTINE

CARAVAN

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6. To play with your toys

7. Phoenix, Arizona 1967

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