Wise Men (Magi)
Wise Men (Magi)
The 'wise men from the East' who came to adore Jesus in Bethlehem (Matthew 2)

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  • Wise men — can refer to: * Wisemen (rap group) * Biblical Magi, the three wise men who follow the Star of Bethlehem in the New Testament. * Wise Men of Gotham. * A man of Wisdom. * The James Blunt single, Wisemen . * The Wise Men, a group of foreign policy… …   Wikipedia

  • Wise Men of the East — Magi, wise men who came from the East to worship the baby Jesus (Biblical) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wise men — A term which embraces sages of Israel as well as those in Egypt and Babylonia, and in particular the Magi [[➝ magi]], astrologers from the east, who visited the infant Jesus (Matt. 2:1–18). In Israel from the time of Solomon there may have… …   Dictionary of the Bible

  • Wise men —    Mentioned in Dan. 2:12 included three classes, (1) astrologers, (2) Chaldeans, and (3) soothsayers. The word in the original (hakamim) probably means medicine men. In Chaldea medicine was only a branch of magic. The wise men of Matt. 2:7, who… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Wise Men —    See magi …   Glossary of theological terms

  • Wise Men — noun (New Testament) the sages who visited Jesus and Mary and Joseph shortly after Jesus was born; the Gospel According to Matthew says they were guided by a star and brought gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh; because there were three… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Three Wise Men — Three Wise Men, three men who came from the East to honor the infant Jesus; the Magi. In medieval legend they became three kings, named Gaspar (or Kaspar), Melchior, and Balthasar. * * * another name for Magi …   Useful english dictionary

  • Three Wise Men — Three Wise Men, the also the Three Kings the Magi in the New Testament of the Bible, three kings or wise men who came from the East, guided by a star, and brought gifts of gold, ↑frankincense, and ↑myrrh for the baby Jesus …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Three Wise Men — n. Magi, three wise men who came from the East to worship the baby Jesus (Biblical) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Three Wise Men — plural noun → Magi (def. 1) …   Australian English dictionary

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