From Magi to Wise Men - Community in Mission

188. † .] Because freedmen and slaves, for the most part, purchased the office of scribe or secretary among the Romans with money, as is observed by Casaubon in Capitolin. Vit. Macrini, c. 7, and by Lipsius,Elect. i. 32.----At Athens, however, Samuel Petit, Comm. in Leges Atticas, 1. iii. tit. 2, shows that the office of scribe was as little honourable as it was at Rome.----Such was doubtless the case throughout Greece a few of the moreeminent secretaries might be held in esteem and respect, but the majority would be of just the same standing as at Rome.

Rome Exposed - Clothing of Men and Boys - Classics …

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THE THREE WISE MEN WHO CAME TO WORSHIP JESUS. …

The Great Wise Men and Rabbis Kimchi, Ibn-Ezra, and Maimonides, and Abarbanel, allunite with the foregoing Scripture testimony in saying, that all the Gentile Christiansare the seed, or children, of Esau, or Edom, and that "the prophets did not onlyprophecy against the land of Edom, which is in the neighborhood of the land of Israel, butagainst the seed of Rome, or Edom, which is of the root, or rather children of Kittim, orChittim."

Nebuchadnezzar's Dream of the Image - …

"It is not necessary to say that the first day is everywhere unlawful."Hilchoth Akkum, c. ix. 4. Now if we will refer to the map in Samuel Baxter's Englishversion of the Polyglot Bible, in tracing Edom or Rome in the 10th chap. of Gen. 2d. to5th verse, we can there see that he traces Austria and also Italy to Kittim, andconsequently Rome, (as Rome is the capital of Italy,) as I have done. It is self-evidentto any person who will consult the above-mentioned chapter, viz., the 10th of Genesis,that the Five Powers, Russia, France, England, Austria and Prussia, constitute the FourthKingdom of Daniel, (Rome,) as is asserted by Kimchi and the rest of the Wise Men ofIsrael; and as we see is the case by comparing the 38th and 39th chapters of Ezekiel withthe last-mentioned chapter of Genesis. Ezekiel mentions in his 38. c. and 2d. v.,"Gog, the land of Magog, Meshech and Tubal," and in his 5th verse, "Persia,Ethiopia and Libya," i.e. Phut. Now refer again to the 10th c. of Gen. 2d.v.; there we find the descendants of Japheth (from whence "are the isles of theGentiles, 5th v.,") were "Gomer, Magog, Tubal, Meshech," and from"Ham, Cush, Mitzrayim," or Egypt, or Ethiopia; we also find from the 6th versethat "Libya," or Phut, are descendants of Ham. Why Persia is included in theconfederacy* that is to come against Israel, in these last days, I cannot say; for theyare the descendants of Shem--but Russia, France, England, Austria, Prussia andTurkey, are descendants of Gog, Magog, Tubal, Meshech, Ethiopia, and Libya, or Phut, asthe Word of God asserts, and as Samuel Baxter has traced them in his map in the PolyglotBible, and compose the great army of Gog and Magog of Ezekiel, and the 4th Kingdom ofDaniel: and the representatives of these Five Gentile Powers, are now all located atConstantinople; and what is most remarkable, they are all holding the Holy Land as a"balance of Power;" and the Prophet Ezekiel declares that they shall "allcome against Israel in the last day." (See Ez. 38.; and Ps. 83.) So thatany time the Great God sees fit, He can, by his Providence, let the Four Angels loose inthe Great river Euphrates, which is acknowledged to symbolize the Turkish empire, and in whosehands both his Land and People are still held captive.

Daniel 2 Nebuchadnezzar's Dream of the Image King Nebuchadnezzar's request 1 His anger at the failure of the wise men 8 Daniel offers to help 14 Prayer with friends 17

Cornelius Nepos: Lives of Eminent Commanders (1886) …

The Divine Attributes, or Perfections, cannot be personified, or made personal, withoutidolatry. It was the personification of the Divine perfections, attributes,powers, or virtues, which laid the foundation, and upon which was built the whole systemof the heathen mythology, or worship of the "fabulous deities," or "falsegods." Thus we see, that all heathen or pagan Rome, (of which Christian Rome, orDaniel's "four (gentile) beasts" or kingdoms were but the great image . (see Dan. 2:31, 44, and 7:17,) and were set up and established upon the greaterror of dividing the Divine unity into separate and distinct gods, orattributes, perfections or virtues, personified or made substantive.* This we can seeclearly and distinctly from Saturn,† Vesta, Jupiter, Mercury, Diana of Ephesus, down tothe statue of the Virgin Mary, which succeeded Diana, and then came Jesus Christ, of whomthey made a god, as they had done of all the rest of their extraordinary men, under theheathen mythology, whom they declared were all begotten, and sons, (as they declared hewas,) by some of their gods having cohabitation with women.

The Project Gutenberg eBook of The History of Rome: …

“Herod the king” is the man history refers to as Herod the great, a misnomer if there ever was one. Herod was placed in this position by the Romans and had reigned for 34 years. This was NOT the same Herod to whom Pilate sent Jesus for judgment (Luke 23:7-12). The Herodian line of rulers was extensive and men with this name ruled in this area well through Paul’s journey to Rome.

Men who fought in the Colosseum ..

Vs. 7 – He privately calls the wise men to him so as to maintain secrecy regarding the information. Were it to get out and be known that the Messiah was born in Bethlehem, Herod would have political turmoil on his hands. The Maccabean revolts were fresh history and the Jewish people strongly resented being under Roman rule. Any news of a Messiah would be quite welcome and might be the catalyst to more bloodshed. Herod would just as soon avoid such a situation if he can help it.