Gentile sages who visited Jesus, Mary, and Joseph in Bethlehem shortly after the birth of Jesus. According to the Gospel of Matthew, they were guided by a star and brought gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Because three gifts were given, the traditional story is that there were three wise men. (See Magi.)
What all the wise men promised has not happened, and what all the damned fools said would happen has come to pass.
As the sign hanging outside the late Gotham Book Mart famously claimed: “wise men Fish Here.”
Scott Brown proved all the wise men (and women) wrong on that front by running as “41.”
The long journey of the Magi—the wise men—in pursuit of a single star.
It was chaired by James Baker and Lee Hamilton, the wisest of the wise men.
But we who have been nothing but assassins for thirteen hundred years, we say that these wise men were arrogant.
Fools can ask questions which wise men cannot answer, and will not ask.
The teachers were philosophers or wise men, thoroughly competent to discharge the duties of their office.
In the spring he called his wise men together, and asked them to advise him.
The chief of the barbarous Saxons assembles his priests and wise men to ascertain if they will become Christians.
mentioned in Dan. 2:12 included three classes, (1) astrologers, (2) Chaldeans, and (3) soothsayers. The word in the original (hakamim) probably means "medicine men. In Chaldea medicine was only a branch of magic. The "wise men" of Matt. 2:7, who came from the East to Jerusalem, were magi from Persia or Arabia.