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.)
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Then the King called the wise-men together, and for forty days and nights they read the books and studied the stars.
The celebrated orators, wise-men, and war-chiefs of the Iroquois were chiefs of the second grade almost without exception.
On Easter-day, therefore, he preached before the king and his nobles, and strove with the captious objections of the Wise-men.The Lives of the Saints, Volume III (of 16): March|Sabine Baring-Gould
The king did not take any measure of importance without the advice of his councillors, who were known as the Witan, or Wise-men.A History of England|Charles Oman
The Keepers of the Faith were about as numerous as the chiefs, and were selected by the wise-men and matrons of each gens.