Magi traveled from the east to find Jesus – Matthew 2:1-12

The Magi followed the star to find Jesus. Magi, who have often been called the three wise men, traveled from the east to find Jesus and after consulting, and with King Herod in Jerusalem, they arrived in Bethlehem sometime after Jesus birth.
The Magi may have come from the area we now call Iraq, and could have had a sizeable armed escort with them.

They have sometimes been called the three wise men or three kings from the east, 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, Caspar, Melchior.
Remember this, that the Bible does not mention either the number of these men or their names, but simply declares that they followed a significant New Star that they had noted in the cosmos, and consulted a biblical prophecy, to reach Bethlehem, where they found Jesus.

Background Reading: – The Visit of the Magi

1 After Jesus had been born in Bethlehem of Judea during the reign of King Herod, wise men arrived in Jerusalem from the east 2 and 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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