Who Were The Three Wise Men?
It is not a secret that we know less about the Magi mentioned in the Gospel of Matthew than is popularly portrayed.
The number of them is not mentioned in the Gospels, just the number of gifts.
They were not kings.
The one fact that I though that we did know was that likely they were from Persia because of the use of the term Magi.
Fr. Dwight Longenecker in his new book Mystery of the Magi: The Quest to Identify the Three Wise Men takes a dive into the history concerning this and comes up with some interesting answers. I found it a