Insights: The Newsletter of the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship


New Testament studies, Wise Men, Christ's birth, Matthew


Among the more intriguing figures in the scriptures are the Wise Men who visited the infant Jesus. The story of their journey to Bethlehem is found in the Gospel of Matthew, where we learn that they came "from the east" when Jesus was apparently two years old (see Matthew 2:1-2, 7, 16). By that time, Mary and Joseph were living in a house (see verse 11).