What are the gifts we could bring Jesus this Christmas?. If gold was a gift of wealth for a king, then frankincense was used to worship the King.. The third gift the wise men brought was a valuable gum-like substance called myrrh that was .
Back in the time of Jesus' birth both Frankincense and Myrrh were said to be more valuable than gold, the third precious gift offered to the infant king.
Answer: Matthew 2 tells us that the magi, or wise men, travelled from the East in. presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrhâ€ (Matthew 2:11).
The three gifts had a spiritual meaning: gold as a symbol of kingship on earth, frankincense (an incense) as a symbol of deity, and myrrh (an embalming oil) as a symbol of death. This dates back to Origen in Contra Celsum: "gold, as to a king; myrrh, as to one who was mortal; and incense, as to a God."
The gifts of the Magi â€“ gold, frankincense and myrrh â€“ were carried a great. on the story to name the men who actually gave the gifts â€“ Melchior bringing gold, .