The Three Wise Men, also known as the Magi, were a group of distinguished people from the East who came bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh to celebrate the birth of the baby Jesus.
It is unclear who the Magi were exactly, the word Magi means 'priest of Zoroaster'. They are also said to have been Kings, and in the Western Christian church are commonly known by the names Melchior, Caspar and Balthasar.
The Magi also referred to as the (Three) Wise Men or (Three) Kings, were, in the
Gospel of Matthew and Christian tradition, a group of distinguished foreigners ...
The ancient Magi were a hereditary priesthood of the Medes credited with
profound and extraordinary religious knowledge. After some Magi, who had been
Few biblical stories are as well known, yet so clouded by myth and tradition, as
that of the magi, or wise men, mentioned by Matthew. During the Middle Ages ...
Sep 19, 2016 ... Exactly who the magi were though remains somewhat of a mystery. ... the gospel,
the magi were probably Persian priest-astrologers who could ...
Nov 29, 2011 ... A lost Syriac manuscript, the Revelation of the Magi, recently translated into
English by Bible scholar Brent Landau, may help answer that key ...
Fortunately, other ancient literature helps us to understand who the Magi were.
From the Jewish historian Josephus, the Greek historian Herodotus, and the ...
It also caused a group of wise men who were from the East, known as the Magi,
to plan and embark on a 1,000+ mile perilous journey in order to pay homage to
Dec 16, 2016 ... And who were they? Technically speaking, Matthew calls them magi—but what
are magi? Are they kings? Wise men? Sorcerers? Astrologers?
The three wise men, also known as magi, were men belonging to various
educated classes. Our English word magician comes from this same root. But