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So the two main Old Testament prophecies surrounding the wise men seem to be Psalm 72:10-11 and Isaiah 60:6:

Both of these passages state the kings will come from Sheba, and Psalms mentions Tarshish as well.

In Matthew 2:1 it says the kings came from the East (of Jerusalem).

However, from everything I can find, Tarshish was in Spain and Sheba was Ethiopia. Both of which are not East. Am I missing something here?

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While Magi sounds like a Persian word, Kenneth E. Bailey in Jesus through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels gave evidence that the Wise Men were for Arabia:

According to Matthew 2, the wise men arrived with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Rich people usually possess gold, and gold was mined in Arabia. But more specifically, frankincense and myrrh are harvested from trees that only grow in southern Arabia [Yemen = Sheba]. Wealthy dwellers of those desert regions would naturally have gold, frankincense and myrrh. Bailey, K. E. (2008). Jesus through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels (p. 52). Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic.

Dr. Bailey pointed out that Justin Martyr identified the Wise Men as from Arabia:

“The wise men from Arabia came to Bethlehem and worshiped the child and offered to him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.” Justin Martyr. (1963). Selections from Justin Martyr’s Dialogue with Trypho, a Jew. (R. P. C. Hanson, Ed. & Trans.). London: Lutterworth. p. 78.

He also mentioned that Tertullian and Clement of Rome affirmed the same location for the Wise Men (Brown, R. E. (1977). Birth of the Messiah. London: Geoffrey Chapman. pp. 169-70).

The following information was conveyed to Dr. Bailey through a conversation mentioned below in 1957:

In the 1920s a British scholar, E. F. F. Bishop, visited a Bedouin tribe in Jordan. This Muslim tribe bore the Arabic name al-Kokabani. The word kokab means “planet” and al-Kaokabani means “Those who study/follow the planets.” Bishop asked the elders of the tribe why they called themselves by such a name. They replied that it was because their ancestors followed the planets and traveled west to Palestine to show honor to the great prophet Jesus when he was born.

Dr. Bailey gave much more detail, but this answers your question.

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One interpretation about the location of Isa 60:6's Ephah, Midian, and Sheba can be found in the article "We Three Kings" Who were the Magi?.

The article argues that Midian in Jesus's time is the Nabatean Kingdom (directly east and south of Jerusalem, in present-day Jordan). Ephah was a city of Midian further south in the Arabian peninsula, which is part of the Nabatean Kingdom.

The article argues that the ancient civilization of Sheba was in present-day Yemen, which agrees with modern historians (see wikipedia).

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