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Are the Magi and shepherds the same?

In fact, there's almost no overlap in the two Gospel accounts. Only Matthew tells of the Magi, or wise men, following a star; but it doesn't say there are three of them, and they likely arrived quite some time after the birth. Only Luke mentions a feeding trough, or manger, shepherds and a chorus of angels.

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Subsequently, one may also ask, what does Magi in the Bible mean?

d?a?/ or /ˈmæd?a?/; singular: magus), also referred to as the (Three) Wise Men or (Three) Kings, were – in the Gospel of Matthew and Christian tradition – distinguished foreigners who visited Jesus after his birth, bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

Furthermore, did the shepherds follow the star to Bethlehem? Only the shepherds were directed to see Jesus the night he was born. Those wise men with their gifts will not arrive until many months later, when Jesus is almost 2 years old. Did the Star of Bethlehem appear that night? Yes, it did, but neither the Shepherds nor the angels mention it.

Subsequently, question is, which angel told the shepherds of Jesus birth?

The Story in the Bible And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid.

Who were the shepherds in the Bible?

It may also be worth noting that many biblical figures were shepherds, among them the patriarchs Abraham and Jacob, the twelve tribes, the prophet Moses, King David, and the Old Testament prophet Amos, who was a shepherd in the rugged area around Tekoa.

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