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I believe the man Daniel sees is of the order of the principalities. Because the principalities fight for nations, tongues, and peoples.
It is not "ben enosh" (which is Hebrew), it is the Aramaic כְּבַר אֱנָשׁ k'var enash, "[something] like a man (human)." The allegory of this passage is that though other nations will rise, they will all fall. In the end Israel and the messiah (who ushers in an age of universal knowledge of G-d and global peace) will come to help all of that happen.
Some of those who believe that the book of Revelation is future yet to be fulfilled link the "seeds of men" with and Satan and the angels who are cast to earth on the basis of Revelation 12:7-12 And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found ...
It is unlikely that the Magi were Zoroastrians because they were sun worshippers. Those who came to check on the birth of Christ knew that he would be a person that could not accept sun worship. i.e. they knew that he came from the Creator who was to be worshiped for Himself and for what He is. If we wish to locate the place where the wise men came from ...
When we talk of 'wise men' who visited Jesus, the word used in Matthew's Gospel is μάγοι (magoi), which comes to us via Latin as 'magi'. The magi were priests of Ahura Mazda, the Persian god in the Zoroastrian religion. They were known as great astrologers, wise men and interpreters of dreams. Prior to the Persian conquest of Babylon under Cyrus the Great ...
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