Where in the bible does it say 3 wise men visited jesus?

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  • 3 years ago
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    Nowhere in the gospels does it say "three wise men visited Jesus." Matthew's gospel (chapter 2) says"After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea during the time of King Herod,Magi from the east came to Jerusalem" - they were looking for the child who had been born king of the Jews.

    Tradition has it that there were three wise men (or Magi) because Matthew 2:11 says they left gifts of gold, incense and myrrh.

    We know that the magi were wise men from "the East," most likely Persia, or modern-day Iran. This means the wise men traveled 800 to 900 miles to see the Christ child. Most likely, the magi knew of the writings of the prophet Daniel, who in time past had been the chief of the court seers in Persia. Daniel 9:24-27 includes a prophecy which gives a timeline for the birth of the Messiah. Also, the magi may have been aware of the prophecy of Balaam (who was from the town of Pethor on the Euphrates River near Persia) in Numbers 24:17. Balaam's prophecy specifically mentions a “star coming out of Jacob.”

    The wise men were guided to look for the King of the Jews by a miraculous stellar event, the “Star of Bethlehem,” which they called “His star” (Matthew 2:2). They came to Jerusalem and asked concerning the birth of Christ, and they were directed to Bethlehem (Matthew 2:4–8). They followed God’s guidance joyfully (Matthew 2:10). When they arrived in Bethlehem, they gave costly gifts to Jesus and worshiped Him. God warned them in a dream against returning to Herod, so, in defiance of the king, they left Judea by another route (Matthew 2:12).

    So, the magi were men who 1) read and believed God's Word, 2) sought Jesus, 3) recognized the worth of Christ, 4) humbled themselves to worship Jesus, and 5) obeyed God rather than man. They were truly wise men!

  • 3 years ago

    It doesn't...

    Just Astrologers...NOT astronomers...

    Astrologers try to get meanings from star positions...and these ones DID follow a star that showed where Jesus was...as a young boy in a house...not as a baby in a manger.

    (Matthew 2:11) And when they went into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and falling down, they did obeisance to him. They also opened their treasures and presented him with gifts—gold and frankincense and myrrh.

    Jesus was then about two years old.

    So the nativity scenes are wrong.

    And because those men had a commission from King Herod [ himself a Jew ] to report where Jesus was, and because he wanted Jesus killed and no longer a threat to his throne [ position ] , the star was there BY SATAN, who also wanted Jesus killed...

    To confirm this, the men were warned by an angel to leave by ' another route ' and NOT inform Herod.

    And Joseph was warned by an angel to flee to Egypt, and not come back until Herod had died.

    Jesus' father, Jehovah God, did not want Jesus found, so would not have placed the star...Satan DID, and Jesus WAS found...But was saved...

  • 3 years ago

    Khandigurrl my friend ,nowhere in the Bible does it say 3 wise men visited Jesus, what gave you that idea?.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    It doesn't. Matthew just says some Magi fetched three gifts, and it is from that that the idea of three wise men / kings / Magi visited Jesus.

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    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    Since the Bible is silent regarding the number of Magi, many theologians and church members have ASSUMED a one-to-one correlation between the number of gifts and those giving them. This amounts to nothing more than a guess. The belief that three people came to worship the Lord is a classic example of a speculation or theory (like the idea of evolution) made to seem like fact through its consistent repetition.

  • David
    Lv 7
    3 years ago

    Nowhere. The Gospel of Luke tells us that magi came from the East to worship the newborn king. It does not say how many made the trip, only that there were multiple seekers.

    • Lv 7
      3 years agoReport

      Matthew. Luke does not mention the Magi.

  • 3 years ago

    It doesn't. It also doesn't say what the family did with the wealth bestowed upon them.

    None of the writers were there to witness the whole story of his birth is hearsay and most likely fictional.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    It does not. There were three gifts presented to Jesus. It may have been nine. Three comes from the gifts. Names and origins of the Three are apocryphal

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

    Book of Matthew, chapter 2.

  • Anonymous
    3 years ago

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