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Bible Encyclopedias

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Magi, the Three

The "wise men from the East" mentioned in Matt. ii.—Melchior, an old man, who brought gold, the emblem of royalty; Gaspar, a youth, who brought frankincense, the emblem of divinity; Balthazar, a Moor, who brought myrrh, the emblem of humanity—and who were eventually regarded as the patron saints of travellers.

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Magi, the Three'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/m/magi-the-three.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.

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