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Bible Q

How many wise men were following the star?

Matt 2 describes the visit of the wise men (or magi) to baby Jesus. There is no reference in this account to the number of wise men. The most that we can say is that there were more than one (hence “wise men” plural). It is recorded that the wise men brought three gifts (Matt […]

How many wise men came to see Jesus?

The Bible does not specify how many wise men came to see Jesus. Since there were three gifts given it has often been assumed that there were three wise men (one per gift), but there may have been many more. See Matthew 2:1-12.