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Where Do We Get the Names of the Three Magi?

Q. Where do we get the traditional names of the three Magi (Wise Men)?

A. The Gospel of Matthew, which tells us about the Magi (Matthew 2:1–18), provides no names for them. In fact, even the number of Magi isn’t specified there. The presumption in Western tradition has typically been that the reference to three gifts (verse 11) implies