2:11 house. Jesus was no longer in a stable (Luke 2:7). This visit was some time after the birth (v. 1), perhaps a year or more (cf. v. 16). Although the wise men could scarcely have realized the full symbolic value of their gifts, Matthew records them to show the fulfillment of Old Testament passages where the Gentiles bring their wealth to Israel’s king (Ps. 72:10; Is. 60:6).