In the Gospel of Luke, we find out about the shepherds but in the Gospel of Matthew, we find out about wise men from the East.
Who were the Magi?
We know that the magi were wise men from "the East," most likely Persia, or modern-day Iran. This means the wise men traveled 800 to 900 miles to see the Christ child. Most likely, the magi knew of the writings of the prophet Daniel, who in time past had been the chief of the court seers in Persia.