Jesus the Magician (?)

Mathews describes the portrayal of Jesus in early christian art, as a “super magician”(85). Jesus is thought of as more of a magician that the others during this time period. This can be seen by the visit and worship of Jesus by the Magi after his birth, since the Magi were the quintessential magicians of the time period. Also, the representation of the importance of different subjects in art throughout time, shows what was most important to the people of different eras.