Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 23. Chapters: Hermes Trismegistus, Astrologer, Ramon Llull, Biblical Magi, Ken Ring, John Pordage, Abraham Zacuto, List of astrologers, Antero Alli, Demetrios Chloros, Mahendra Sharma, Sumanadasa Abeygunawardena, Alexandra Solnado, Rockie Gardiner, Ibr?h?m al-Faz?r?, Arcandam, William Andrews, Edda and Eduard Paukson. Excerpt: The Magi ( ; Greek: μ?γοι, magoi), also referred to as the (Three) Wise Men, (Three) Kings, (Three) Astrologers, or Kings from the East, were a group of distinguished foreigners who were said to have visited Jesus after his birth, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. They are regular figures in traditional accounts of the nativity celebrations of Christmas and are an important part of the Christian tradition. The Gospel of Matthew, the only one of the four Canonical gospels to mention the Magi, states that they came "from the east" to worship the Christ, "born King of the Jews." Although the account does not tell how many they were, the three gifts led to a widespread assumption that they were three as well. In the East, the magi traditionally number twelve. Their identification as kings in later Christian writings is probably linked to Psalms 72:11, "May all kings fall down before him". The New Revised Standard Version of Matthew 2:1-12 describes the visit of the Magi: In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, "Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its rising, and have come to pay him homage." When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him; and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born. They told him, "In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it has been written by the prophet: 'And ...
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