Magi traveled from the east to find Jesus – Matthew 2:1-2

The Magi followed the star to find Jesus Magi, often called the wise men, traveled from the east to find Him, they arrived sometime after his birth. The Magi may have come from the area we now call Iraq. They would have had a sizeable armed escort.

Sometimes, called the three kings, but the Bible does not call them that. Neither does the Bible mention the number of these Magi.

Tradition has them as three wise men, or kings, and has given them the names of Balthazar, Gaspar, Melchior. Remember, the Bible does not mention either the number of men or their names who followed the star to where they found Jesus in a house.

Check out the information yourself in the Bible.

Background Reading: – The Visit of the Magi

1After Jesus had been born in Bethlehem of Judea during the reign of King Herod, wise men arrived in Jerusalem from the east 2and asked, “Where is the one who was born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him.”
Matthew 2:1-2

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Wise men still seek Him.

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