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This is a great place to start in the bible!
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the bible does not have a specific number of wise men, it is just assumed that there were 3. There could have been 2 and there could have been much more.
The starting claim that the two books "Luke" and "Acts" were originally a single volume is not vindicated from any archaeological source nor by quotes from other ancient Christian writers. The real reason behind claiming they were originally a single work is to try to excuse dating the books after the fall of the temple. the script of Acts ends in abruptly with Paul in Rome, and can be dated as AD62, over two years after Festus became governor of Judea and sent him there.
The dating of the books may be commonly stated to be past AD80,... Read more→
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