The only other book in the Bible to mention “Magi” is Daniel. About 600 years before Christ, the Babylonians started to take Jews into exile. A young Hebrew named Daniel was among the first to go, and his story in Babylon is where the Bible introduces us to the Magi. Daniel’s life is fascinating because of the extraordinary extent to which revelatory dreams and supernatural prophetic activity opened doors for him. As a man with the prophetic Spirit, Daniel became influential in the highest places of power – even advising the ruler of Babylon, King Nebuchadnezzar, himself.
One night, that king had a dream:
"Now in the second year of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; and his spirit was so troubled that his sleep left him. Then the king gave the command to call the magicians, the astrologers [in Greek, “magi”], the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans to tell the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king. And the king said to them, ‘I have had a dream, and my spirit is anxious to know the dream.’ Then the Chaldeans spoke to the king in Aramaic, ‘O king, live forever! Tell your servants the dream, and we will give the interpretation.’