Re: So who were the wise men and where did they come from?
I offer that what has been brought out in this thread speaks not about 'Astrology', but 'Astronomy'.
My favorite scripture: Malachi 3:16
"Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name!" (Every time we speak of the Lord, or even THINK of him--its written down in a book of remembrance!)