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.”
It was chaired by James Baker and Lee Hamilton, the wisest of the wise men.
Respected foreign policy “wise men” including several former national security advisors are pushing from the outside.
The long journey of the Magi—the wise men—in pursuit of a single star.
But we who have been nothing but assassins for thirteen hundred years, we say that these wise men were arrogant.
But the wise men of Norway and Finland assembled and gave the king advice.
The teachers were philosophers or wise men, thoroughly competent to discharge the duties of their office.
For who does not know what a dearth there is of wise men, if yet any one be to be found?
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.