Do you believe the wise men were Astrologers?

  • Yes -absolutely

    47%
  • Yes (but I think its bad)

    1%
  • No way!

    14%
  • No simply put " wise men "

    27%
  • I don't know depends on if you read the NIV or the New American Bible

    8%
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J.Lily
Submitted by at 9:00 PM on Dec. 31, 2008
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Do you believe the wise men were Astrologers?

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J.Lily
Submitted by at 9:00 PM on Dec. 31, 2008
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  • cmarielin
    Submitted by   at 12:52 AM on January 1, 2009

    Yep. They were. There were two types of ancient astrologers; one like astrologers we know of today, and the other was more like astronomers, or scientists.

    The Bible says the stars were given for signs. They tell us of predetermined events. Due to God's foreknowledge of these future events He wrote them in the stars as signs and messages at the time of creation showing His foreknowledge and Godhead.

    I don't think the wise men were practicing divination, they were just reading the clues. Science. :-)

  • pagan_mama
    Submitted by   at 2:24 AM on January 1, 2009

    The bible says "Magi" that pretty much makes sure we know they were magicians...

  • cmarielin
    Submitted by   at 2:56 AM on January 1, 2009

    Well, perhaps. I wasn't there. Either way, God used them to bring expensive gifts to His Son. :-)

  • NorahSeths...
    Submitted by   at 4:43 AM on January 1, 2009

    No...the bible says they were astronomers...not astrologers.

  • katzmeow72...
    Submitted by   at 8:12 AM on January 1, 2009

    Actually Magi has nothing to do with "magic" it just denotes a group of wise men. Its pretty much only applied to that portion of the new testament.

  • May-20
    Submitted by   at 10:04 AM on January 1, 2009

    They may have been astronomers, not astrologers. They were certainly wise men who heeded the signs that God showed them.

  • MamaBee07
    Submitted by   at 10:07 AM on January 1, 2009

    They could've been both...but now that I think of it, I think the Bible DOES say they were astronomers, which means I voted wrong oops. But it doesn't matter. Magi wasn't necessarily magic, just denoting a group of people.

  • beeky
    Submitted by   at 11:50 AM on January 1, 2009

    This is interesting.  I looked up magi on dictionary.com, these are the definitions it came up with.










    1. (sometimes lowercase) the wise men, generally assumed to be three in number, who paid homage to the infant Jesus. Matt. 2:1–12. Compare Balthazar (def. 1), Caspar (def. 1), Melchior (def. 1).








    2. (sometimes lowercase) the class of Zoroastrian priests in ancient Media and Persia, reputed to possess supernatural powers.








    3. (lowercase) astrologers.

  • Brenna
    Submitted by   at 2:05 PM on January 1, 2009

    I really don't care.

  • beadahlia
    Submitted by   at 3:09 PM on January 1, 2009

    I just watched a program on the History channel about the Star of Bethlehem and the wise men who followed it. They said in earlier times the wise men ( who were considered scientists of thier day, not sorcerers) learned about the stars and planets just like the astronomers of our daydo now. It was called Astrology, but did not have the same reputation that it has today.

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