3) What were the names of the Wise Men?

Question

What were the names of the Wise Men?

Answer

Bible report neither their names nor number, although it implies three kingdom the wise men originated in.

In arts, the wise men have many names, among other:

  • Western art: Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar and coming from Syria.
  • Eastern art: Hor, Karsudan, and Basanater.
  • Armenian art: Kagpha, Badadakharida and Badadilma.
Orang majus
This art from 565 AD depicted the wise men. It preserves in Basilica of Sant’Apollinare Nuovo, Ravenna, Italy. 

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