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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.

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The biblical 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 ...

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Magi denotes followers of Zoroastrianism or Zoroaster. The earliest known use of the word .... The gospel describes how magi from the east were notified of the birth of a king in Judaea by the appearance of his star. Upon their arrival in ...

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Most of what we associate with the "Magi" is from early church traditions. Most have assumed that there were three of them since they brought three specific gifts.

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Fortunately, other ancient literature helps us to understand who the Magi were. From the Jewish historian Josephus, the Greek historian Herodotus, and the ...

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Jan 27, 2017 ... A lost Syriac manuscript, the Revelation of the Magi, translated into ... Who were the magi, those gift-bearing wise men from the east who are so ...

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Dec 16, 2016 ... And who were they? Technically speaking, Matthew calls them magi—but what are magi? Are they kings? Wise men? Sorcerers? Astrologers?

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Dec 1, 2003 ... The Gospel of Matthew mentions the Magi who came from the East to ... Exactly who the magi were though remains somewhat of a mystery.

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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 these ...

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Dec 14, 2010 ... This article will examine many of the details given in Scripture concerning the magi. Who were they? How did they learn about the King of the ...