How many wise men brought gifts when Jesus was born?
There is no mention of how many wise men there were. Apparently since there were three gifts mentioned, people have assumed there were three wise men, but we don't know.
There were a total of three gifts brought for Jesus ,by the three wise men.
The Magi from the east brought gifts to Jesus. We are told they brought Frankincense, Myrrh and Gold. We are not told how many Magi came to visit, although many say three because of the three gifts, but there could have been more than three. The Bible does not tell us. Matthew 2:)
The Magi brought Our Lord gifts of gold, frankincense & myrrh. Actually, we do not know how many men there were. We only know the number of gifts.
We are not told how many wise men came to see Jesus. We are only told of three gifts that were brought.
We do not know the answer to this. We do not even know how many wise men came to see Jesus and none of them were named. We only know that wise men came from the East and they brought presents to Him. Many people think there were 3 wise men because there was 3 gifts given to Jesus. There could have been more wise men and more lesser gifts given. We just do not… Read More
3 Answer: The biblical account of the wise men (Matthew 2:1-12) doesn't specify how many there were. Because three gifts are mentioned, the notion that there were three men became prevalent.
We really have no idea. We do not know how many shepherds came to see Jesus and we are not sure of how many wise men came to see Jesus. There were three gifts, but that does not tell us how many wise men there were.
"King Caspar" is a fictitious character who is not mentioned in the Bible. The Bible tells of Zoroastrian astrologers who bring gifts to baby Jesus, but it does not say that they were kings, or how many of them there were, or what their names were, or whether the gifts were a complete list of discrete items or a general list of the types of gifts brought. According to the legends that grew up later… Read More
The wise men's names are not mentioned in the Bible or how many wise men there were. It could have been 5 or 10. It only mentions the 3 gifts and that is why it is believed there was only 3 wise men.
The gifts for Jesus were gold, frankincense, and myrrh, but they were magi (wise men) and how many magi are not known
According to Matthew, the Magi brought to the infant Jesus the gifts of gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. Additional information: The biblical account doesn't say "how many" wise men there were. The number "three" for the number of men was likely chosen to coincide with the "three types of gifts" mentioned. The three regal gifts mentioned could have been duplicated among any number of wise men, however many there were. Nor did they present them… Read More
No one knows for sure. At least two since the Bible says "men". It is traditional assumed to be three since there were three gifts brought to Jesus. But there could have been more or less.
Where in the bible does it tell us the names of the three wise men that brought gifts to baby jesus?
The Bible does not give us the names of the names of the wise men who came to see Jesus. It doesn't even tell us how many wise men went to see Jesus, just that there was more then one.
According to Luke 2:8-20, it does not tell how many shepherds there were who came to the manger where baby, Jesus laid. And, they brought no gifts. However, in Matthew 2:1-11, it states that three wise men entered the "house" where the young child was with Mary his mother. And. the three wise men presented him with gifts of gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
Mary brought Jesus to the temple, before God, to be circumcised, eight days after he was born. Then 33 days after that Mary brought Jesus before the Lord according to the law of Moses, (Leviticus 12,2 to 6)
Gold, frankincense and myrrh.
Christmas is not in the Bible. Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. We celebrate on December 25th every year, even though Jesus wasn't born on December 25th. When He was born, some wise men brought three gifts to Him--gold, myrrh, and frankincense. So on Christmas we give gifts to each other. It is tradition; it is not scriptural. Some people have criticized Christmas because it is all about selling presents and… Read More
By tradition we think that it may have been Myrrh. Some say he was from Egypt and brought the gold. There were three gifts mentioned but it is not sure how many wise men there were. The gold honored Jesus as a king, the frankincense honored him as a god, and the myrrh foretold his untimely death.
No one knows. The Bible only says that wise men came. However, it says they brought gold, frankincense, and myrrh, and because only three gifts were listed people have assumed it was three people.
Melchior, along with Caspar and Balthazar, were the names given to the three wise men who visited the baby Jesus bringing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. However, these names were later fictional inventions and have no historical or scriptural basis whatsoever. The Bible does not even tell us now many wise men there were (only that they brought three gifts) let alone give us their names.
The wise men gave Jesus gold, frankincense and myrrh (pronounced murr). We do not know how many wise men there were. The three presents brought foreshadowed the future for Jesus. Gold represented that Jesus would be a king, frankincense, an aromatic gum from trees, used in worship among other uses, and myrrh, an aromatic resin which would later be used to anoint Jesus' body after the crucifixion.
no one really knows how many wise men there were, most people think there were 3, but the Bible says that "the wise men then brought 3 gifts of frankinsence, gold, and myrr." the Bible says that they brought 3 gifts, so in theory, it makes it sound like there were 3 wise men, but there could have been just 1, mabe 2, mabe 100, no one knows. people also think that the wise men… Read More
The Magi were not kings at all but actually magicians or astrologers from the east, possibly from Persia where Daniel the prophet lived during the Babylonian Captivity approximately 586 years before Jesus was born. We do not know how many of these Magi visited Jesus, but the idea of three men come from the number of gifts that are named in Matthew, which was gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
It says that he received 3 types of gifts - gold, frankincense, and myrrh. He may have received many containers of each, because the scriptures do not specifically say. The scriptures also do not explicitly say how many kings/magi there were, just the number of types of gifts, so it is assumed that since there were 3 gifts, there were 3 Magi.
The song says that they're from the Orient (Asia), but the Bible says only that they're from "the east", which I guess would have to be somewhere in Asia if speaking with respect to the Middle East. BTW, the Bible states that they brought three gifts to Jesus, gold, frankincense and myrrh, but it gives no other clue regarding how many of the wise men there were. It became popular to think of there being… Read More
This is a part of the Christmas story that often gets confused. The bible states that the wise men brought three gifts, gold, frankincense, and myrrh, so people automatically assume that there were three wise men who each brought a gift. However, the bible does not say how many wise men there were, so there could have been two or two hundred of them! Who's to say that they all thought to bring gifts? Maybe… Read More
The 6th of January is the day when Epiphany of the Lord is celebrated. This is the day we celebrate the comming of the Magi who brought gifts to the Christ child. Contrary to many nativity depictions the Magi (Wise Men) did not come to the stable where Jesus Christ was born but arrived sometime later, and as scripture says they found him and his mother in the house where they were staying. This marks… Read More
three. and they each brought jesus a gift
Yes, the word 'gifts' is a noun, the plural form for the singular noun gift, a word for a thing. The word 'gifts' is also a verb, the third person, singular, present of the verb 'to gift'. Examples: I've brought some gifts for grandma's birthday. (noun) He's a singer, dancer, actor, a man with many gifts. (noun) She gifts her alma mater with a percent of her annual income. (verb)
No. the word 'gifts' is a noun, the plural form for the singular noun gift, a word for a thing. The word 'gifts' is also a verb, the third person, singular, present of the verb 'to gift'. Examples: I've brought some gifts for grandma's birthday. (noun) He's a singer, dancer, actor, a man with many gifts. (noun) She gifts her alma mater with a percent of her annual income. (verb)
The Bible does not say but traditionally it is said that three magi were present because three gifts were given to Jesus: gold, frankincense and myrrh.
In the King James version it doesn't really say of how much there was but we suppose that there was three because of how many gifts there was given to Jesus as a baby
Wise men came from the East bringing gifts for the child Jesus. Three gifts were given: - 1. gold 2. frankincense 3. myrhh. That does not mean there were three wise men. The Bible states three gifts, not three wise men. The wise men would have travelled with a large group accompanying them on their long journey. There may have been 3 wise men or many more, the Bible does not tell us. It only… Read More
Jesus was presented gold, frankincense and myrrh. These gifts can be interpreted as foreshadowing Jesus' life and death. The gold, representing royalty, foretells Jesus as King. The incense, symbolic of the prayers of the high priest rising up to heaven, foretells Jesus as High Priest. The myrrh, often used as a burial oil, foretells Jesus' death. Matthew 2 describes them as "wise men" who were probably Eastern wise men from Persia. The term Magi has… Read More
Christmas is not about getting gifts and money and that stuff. Its nice but not what it is about. here is the story: A long time ago in country far away a little baby boy was born. This little baby boy was born to save the world. (a superhero in a bible story ha) His name was and is Jesus Christ. The birth of Jesus was very special. Wise men came and brought gifts. Angles… Read More
Its historic significance is as a remembrance of the birth of Jesus, the Christ. In general practice it has been largely overshadowed, even among Christians, as a civil holiday characterized by the exchanging of gifts. Presumably this is loosely inspired by the gifts of the Magi which they presented to Jesus when they visited him. Their gifts were symbolic and they represented the understanding the Magi had of the position of the Christ in history… Read More
The true meaning of Christmas isn't just to receive gifts and put up the Christmas tree, to carol or about Santa coming down your chimney. In fact, Santa has NOTHING to do with the true meaning of Christmas. On Christmas, we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. The birth of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! A long time ago, the Romans used to honor the sun god on the 21st of December… Read More
The same as Jesus He founded a philosophy that brought about many schools of thought both philosophically and theologically that have survived many centurys.
The Gospel of Matthew briefly mentions their visit when Jesus was a small boy, but it doesn't say how many there were. It is believed that the inference of three men stemmed from the mention of three gifts.
The Bible does not name the wisemen nor say how many of them there are.
The Scripture never states their number only the three types of gifts they brought that were mentioned - could of been more.
Elijah brought the widows son back to life. Lazarus (Some may argue that being brought back to life is not the same as resurrection, as those brought back to life eventually die again.) Jesus Christ is believed by many to be the first fruit of the resurrection then after him it is said 'that many of the saints arouse and were seen by many.'
Matthew chapter 2 of the Bible describes a group of wise men visiting the baby Jesus, but there is no mention of how many men there were, what their names might be, nor what gift each individual brought. In the traditions of some people, however, Caspar brought a gift of gold.
it is unknown how many wise men from the east came, however there were only three gifts given. most likely they were rich astronomers and scribes looking at the stars and reading the old testament. mat 2:1-9
Mohammad was born in 570 AD, about five centuries after the death of Jesus.
_______________ It is in Matthew's Gospel that the wise men, or magi, went to see Jesus. Matthew does not say how many wise men there were but mentions three gifts, leading to the later tradition that there were exactly three wise men. John Shelby Spong (Born of a Woman: A Bishop Rethinks the Birth of Jesus) calls Matthew's story of wise men 'Christian midrash' and says that among people he knows in New Testament circles… Read More
First of all, we don't know how many "kings" or wise men of the Magi there were. I know there's a Christmas carol that says "We three kings," but the Bible doesn't say there were three (only that there were three kinds of gifts that they brought). And it doesn't say what they said to Jesus, but Matthew 2 says "they bowed down and worshiped him." That was the typical response back then to royalty… Read More
The number of wise men (Kings / Astrologers is not mentioned. What is important is the number of gifts: Gold: Earthly Kingship of Jesus Frankincense Divine Kingship of Jesus Myrrh prophetic of the death of Jesus (anointing) In Luke you will find that the wise men did not find Jesus until he was around two years of age. They were not at his birth.
We do not know how many wise men came to see Jesus. We are not told. Many people assume there were three because three gifts are mentioned. But we can not assume this. To be true to the Word of God we can only go by what we are told in His holy Word. "Wise men came from the east".
Well here in 2011 it was about 2013 years ago that the Magi brought gifts to Jesus. Since Jesus was born about 4 BC and the Magi had first seen His star around 2 years before they came to King Herod. Also they found Mary and the child in a house not a stable or manger for we read in Matthew 2:11: On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary… Read More