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Did Daniel Provide the Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh for the Magi?

Every school child in the USA knows how the Magi brought gold, frankincense and myrrh to the newborn Christ.  How did the Magi come to understand that the messiah had been born and how did they know that these would be the perfect gifts to symbolize the career of the messiah?  Did the prophet Daniel provide the gold, frankincense and myrrh for the Magi or did he at least influence their choice of gifts?

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