Three astrologers or wise men followed the star to visit jesus Christ


#1

How could they find Him? Which knowledge did they use to find Him? Thank you very much.


#2

For your information there is no mention of the number of wise men in the Bible. Some people assume there were three simply because three gifts were given (gold, frankincense, and myrrh). The Church does not teach this.


#3

Because they followed the general direction of the star? It probably was a supernatural event.


#4

@anhphan

Well god always guides people who seek him,

Matthew 2:2 In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men[[a] from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 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.” 3 When King Herod heard this, he was frightened, and all Jerusalem with him; 4 and calling together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah[[c] was to be born. 5 They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea; for so it has been written by the prophet:

6 ‘And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for from you shall come a ruler
who is to shepherd[ my people Israel.’”

7 Then Herod secretly called for the wise men and learned from them the exact time when the star had appeared. 8 Then he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child; and when you have found him, bring me word so that I may also go and pay him homage.” 9 When they had heard the king, they set out; and there, ahead of them, went the star that they had seen at its rising until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw that the star had stopped,they were overwhelmed with joy. 11 On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. 12 And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they left for their own country by another road.


#5

@anhphan
http://www.vatican.va/archive/ccc_css/archive/catechism/p122a3p3.htm

catechism of the catholic church

[528] The Epiphany is the manifestation of Jesus as Messiah of Israel, Son of God and Savior of the world. The great feast of Epiphany celebrates the adoration of Jesus by the wise men ( magi ) from the East, together with his baptism in the Jordan and the wedding feast at Cana in Galilee.212 In the magi, representatives of the neighboring pagan religions, the Gospel sees the first-fruits of the nations, who welcome the good news of salvation through the Incarnation. The magi’s coming to Jerusalem in order to pay homage to the king of the Jews shows that they seek in Israel, in the messianic light of the star of David, the one who will be king of the nations. 213Their coming means that pagans can discover Jesus and worship him as Son of God and Savior of the world only by turning towards the Jews and receiving from them the messianic promise as contained in the Old Testament.214 The Epiphany shows that “the full number of the nations” now takes its “place in the family of the patriarchs”, and acquires Israelitica dignitas 215 (is made “worthy of the heritage of Israel”).

[529] The presentation of Jesus in the temple* shows him to be the firstborn Son who belongs to the Lord.216 With Simeon and Anna, all Israel awaits its encounter with the Savior-the name given to this event in the Byzantine tradition. Jesus is recognized as the long-expected Messiah, the “light to the nations” and the “glory of Israel”, but also “a sign that is spoken against”. The sword of sorrow predicted for Mary announces Christ’s perfect and unique oblation on the cross that will impart the salvation God had “prepared in the presence of all peoples”.

530 The flight into Egypt and the massacre of the innocents 217 make manifest the opposition of darkness to the light: "He came to his own home, and his own people received him not."218 Christ’s whole life was lived under the sign of persecution. His own share it with him.219 Jesus’ departure from Egypt recalls the exodus and presents him as the definitive liberator of God’s people.220


#6

Book 4, Chapter 6
Sister Mary Jesus Agreda was a 17th Century Spanish nun who received spiritual revelations about Mary and Jesus, both on earth and in heaven, including the creation of the angels and the fall of lucifer and his renegade band of angels. They are presented here for you, in “The Mystical City of God”. While not biblical, these revelations did receive [the Imprimatur of The Church in 1949

THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI

The three Magi Kings, who came to find the divine Infant after his birth, were natives of Persia, Arabia and Sabba (Ps. 71, 10), countries to the east of Palestine. Their coming was prophesied especially by David, and before him, by Balaam, who, having been hired by Balaac, king of the Moabites, to curse the Israelites, blessed them instead (Numb. 24, 17). In this blessing Balaam said, that he would see the King Christ, although not at once, and that he would behold Him, although not present; for he did not see Him with his own eyes, but through the Magi, his descendants many centuries after. He said, also, that a star would arise unto Jacob, which was Christ, who arose to reign forever in the house of Jacob (Luke 1, 32).

At the same time the holy angel, who had brought the news from Bethlehem to the kings, formed of the material air a most resplendent star, although not so large as those of the firmament; for it was not to ascend higher than was necessary for the purpose of its formation. It took its course through the atmospheric regions in order to guide and direct the holy Kings to the cave, where the Child awaited them. Its splendor was of a different kind from that of the sun and the other stars; with its most beautiful light it illumined the night like a brilliant torch, and it mingled its own most active brilliancy with that of the sun by day. On coming out of their palaces each one of the kings saw this new star (Matth. 2, 2) although each from a different standpoint, because it was only one star and it was placed in such distance and height that it could be seen by each one at the same time. As the three of them followed the guidance of this miraculous star, they soon met. Thereupon it immediately approached them much more closely, descending through many shifts of the aerial space and rejoicing them by shedding its refulgence over them at closer range. They began to confer among themselves about the revelation they had received and about their plans, finding that they were identical. They were more and more inflamed with devotion and with the pious desire of adoring the newborn God, and broke out in praise and admiration at the inscrutable works and mysteries of the Almighty.


#7

The account in Matthew suggests that they first saw the star in their native land, realised that an important new Jewish king had been born, so set off on their journey. They went to Jerusalem because it seemed the obviously place for him to be, the star seems to have disappeared because they did not see it again until after meeting Herod, they did not follow it from the East to Jerusalem. They then saw it for the second time after meeting Herod and followed it a few miles south to where He was.
Putting everything together I suspect it was not very bright as only the astronomers noticed it and it did not behave like a normal star so was a special sign from God


#8

I think wise men knew the sign because of Daniel and prophecies of Balaam.


#9

Star in Greek also means radiance and brilliance


#10

And The Star could be shekinah glory


#11

Oh, what a big, bright, sparkling star was in the sky that night. They found their way to the Baby Jesus by following that star, that God the Father illuminated the sky with.


#12

The Magi were from Persia. They would have been familiar with Daniel’s prophecy of the 70 weeks, which indicated the time of the Messiah’s death. The Psalms also include the prophecy, “Do not cut Me off in the noontime of life,” and elsewhere it is written, “Seventy years are our lives, eighty if we are strong.” Thus, the Psalms prophesied that the Messiah would be about 35-40 when He died. They were probably watching the sky for years, waiting for a sign heralding the Messiah’s birth.


#13

Thank you so so much :heart_eyes::heart_eyes:


#14

Just remember neither Scripture nor the Church says there were three wise men.


#15

Ok. Thanks a lot.


#16

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