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In Christianity, the Biblical Magi ( or ; singular: magus), also known as the Three Wise Men, Three Kings, and Three Magi, are distinguished foreigners who visit Jesus after his birth, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh in homage to his birth. As such, the Magi are commemorated on the feast day of Epiphany—sometimes called "Three Kings Day"—and commonly appear in the nativity celebrations of Christmas. The Magi appear solely in the Gospel of Matthew, which states they were "wise men" who came "from the east" to worship the "king of the Jews". Most scholars do not see the two canonical gospel nativity stories as historically factual since they present clashing accounts and irreconcilable genealogies. The secular history of the time does not synchronize with the narratives of the birth and early childhood of Jesus in the two gospels. Accordingly, most scholars regard the magi as figures of legend rather than historical figures. Their names, origins, appearances, and exact number are unmentioned and derive from the inferences or traditions of later Christians. In Western Christianity, they are usually assumed to have been three in number, corresponding with each gift; in Eastern Christianity, especially the Syriac churches, they often number twelve. Likewise, the Magi's social status is never stated; while some biblical translations describe them as astrologers, they were increasingly identified as kings beginning from at least the third century, most likely based on interpretations of Old Testament prophecies regarding the worship of the messiah by kings.The mystery of the Magi's identities and background, combined with their theological significance, has made them prominent figures within the Christian tradition; they are venerated as saints or even martyrs in many Christians communities, and are the subject of numerous artworks, legends, and customs. Both secular and Christian observers have noted that the Magi popularly serve as a canvas for various ideas, symbols, and creative interpretations.

Article Title : Biblical Magi
Article Snippet :known as the Three Wise Men, Three Kings, and Three Magi, are distinguished foreigners who visit Jesus after his birth, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense
Article Title : Spiritual gift
Article Snippet :sanctification, such as the Seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit and the fruit of the Holy Spirit. These abilities, often termed "charismatic gifts", are the word of knowledge
Article Title : Black Day (South Korea)
Article Snippet :celebrated as occasions to give gifts to significant others. Valentine's Day is celebrated on February 14, when women buy men gifts (usually chocolate). Black
Article Title : Christmas gift
Article Snippet :of giving gifts during Christmastide, according to Christian tradition, is symbolic of the presentation of the gifts by the Three Wise Men to the infant
Article Title : White Day
Article Snippet :month after Valentine's Day, when people give reciprocal gifts to those who gave them gifts on Valentine's Day. It began in Japan in 1978; its observance
Article Title : Gift economy
Article Snippet :norms and customs govern giving a gift in a gift culture; although there is some expectation of reciprocity, gifts are not given in an explicit exchange
Article Title : Baby shower
Article Snippet :toys. It is common to open gifts during the party; sometimes the host will make a game of opening gifts. Whether and how a gift registry is used depends
Article Title : Giri choco
Article Snippet :White Day began as a tradition where men would reciprocate giri choco gifts in order to boost sales. White Day gift sales are heavily influenced by sales
Article Title : Cessationism versus continuationism
Article Snippet :that the spiritual gifts are meant for all Christians in every age. Continuationism is a Christian theological belief that the gifts of the Holy Spirit
Article Title : Naraka Chaturdashi
Article Snippet :Lamps are lit in a line. The women of the house perform aarti for the men, gifts are exchanged, a bitter berry (kareet) is crushed under the feet in token

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