The Wise Men
The eastern Church had the names Hor, Karsudan, and Basanater.
Another tradition uses the names Kagpha, Badadakharida and Badadilma.
Some Chinese Christians think the Chinese sage and astrologer Liu Shang may have been one of them.
All of these traditions have arguments for and against them being true. It is really uncertain for sure who they were or if they were even three of them. The bible doesn't say the names or how many there were.
The Latin text Collectanea et Flores continues the tradition of three kings and their names and gives additional details. This text is said to be from the 8th century, of Irish origin. Caspar is also sometimes given as Gaspar or Jasper.
Syrian Christians name the Magi- Larvandad, Gushnasaph, and Hormisdas.
In the Eastern churches, the Wise Men are named- Hor, Karsudan, andBasanater.
The Armenians list the names of the Wise men as Kagpha, Badadakharida andBadadilma.
John Shelby Spong (A Bishop Rethinks the Birth of Jesus) says that among people he knows in New Testament circles, the universal assumption is that the magi, or wise men, were not actual people. They therefore did not have names.
Two things, there were not Three wise men,but three gifts brought by wise men. Their names are not written in scripture.
The account in Matthew 2 of the Wise Men or Magi, does not list their number or their names. This is a tradition of men.
Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar are three wise men in the Bible.
Though the names of the three wise men are not given in the bible later traditions assigns them the names Balthazar, Caspar, and Melchior.
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.
There weren't necessarily 3 wise men. There were only 3 gifts. There could have been 1 million wise men. No names were given in the bible though. Later traditions give them the names Balthasar, Caspar, and Melchior.
The Scripture does not mention the names or the number of Wise Men (Magi) in Matthew 2. This is solely the traditions of mankind.
The three wise men names are Gaspar Balthasar Melchior
The bible does not give any names of the wise men, and it does not say which wise men gave which gift.
The three wise men in the bible never did have any name, it is not mentioned.
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.
The bible does not mention the names of the wise men.
The Bible never mentions a specific number of "wise men" only that they had three gifts. As for their names, this information is not given even for one of them.
The story in Matthew 2 neither names nor numbers the visiting Wise Men (Magi). This is solely the tradition of mankind.
----------------------- The only scripture that mentions the wise men at all is Matthew's Gospel, which does not assign names to them. The names now associated with the wise men are of more recent origin, and Archbishop Rowan Williams has described the story of the three wise men as nothing but a "legend" and says there is little evidence that they existed. Matthew is said to have simply been writing Christian midrash.
Though the bible does not give names to the wise men, later traditions call them Balthazar, Caspar, and Melchior.
Both the names and the number of Magi or Wise Men is not found in Scripture. It is part of the traditions of men.
melchor, gaspar and baltazar
Melchior, Gaspar and Balthasar.
Gold, frankincense and myrrh
A:Matthew's Gospel does not tell us the names of the wise men, nor does it even say that there were three of them. These are just traditions that arose long after the apostolic era. Biblical scholars refer to the story of the wise men as Christian midrash, which means that it was actually a literary creation and we can therefore call them any name we wish. The names most commonly given to the wise men are Melchior, Balthazar and Casper.
In different translations of the Bible, the men we know as the "three wise men" are also referred to as the "three magi" and the "three royal astrologers from the east."