- A term which embraces sages of Israel as well as those in Egypt and Babylonia, and in particular the Magi [[➝ magi]], astrologers from the east, who visited the infant Jesus (Matt. 2:1–18). In Israel from the time of Solomon there may have existed wise men who taught at the king's court in order to preserve the nation's traditions (Jer. 8:8–9; 18:18).
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Wise Men — noun (New Testament) the sages who visited Jesus and Mary and Joseph shortly after Jesus was born; the Gospel According to Matthew says they were guided by a star and brought gifts of gold and frankincense and myrrh; because there were three… … Useful english dictionary
Wise Men of Gotham — Wise Men of Gotham, the early name given to the people of the village of Gotham, Nottinghamshire, in allusion to their reputed simplicity. But if tradition is to be believed the Gothamites were not so very simple.The story is that King John… … Wikipedia
Wise Men (Magi) — • The wise men from the East who came to adore Jesus in Bethlehem (Matthew 2) Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 … Catholic encyclopedia
Wise Men of the East — Magi, wise men who came from the East to worship the baby Jesus (Biblical) … English contemporary dictionary
Wise Men of Gotham — ▪ English legend in English legend, wise fools, villagers of Gotham, Nottinghamshire, Eng. The story is that, threatened by a visit from King John (reigned 1199–1216), they decided to feign stupidity and avoid the expense entailed by the… … Universalium
wise men, women — see *cunning men, women … A Dictionary of English folklore
Wise men ne’er sit and wail their loss… — См. Плачем горю не пособить! … Большой толково-фразеологический словарь Михельсона (оригинальная орфография)