Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
but did not have marital relations with her until she gave birth to a son, whom he named Jesus.
So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family line of David.
"In Bethlehem of Judea," they said, "for it is written this way by the prophet:
As for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, seemingly insignificant among the clans of Judah -- from you a king will emerge who will rule over Israel on my behalf, one whose origins are in the distant past.
Today your Savior is born in the city of David. He is Christ the Lord.
Don't the scriptures say that the Christ is a descendant of David and comes from Bethlehem, the village where David lived?"
Their dwelling place was from Mesha all the way to Sephar in the eastern hills.
But while he was still alive, Abraham gave gifts to the sons of his concubines and sent them off to the east, away from his son Isaac.
1 Kings 4:30
Solomon was wiser than all the men of the east and all the sages of Egypt.
His possessions included 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, and 500 female donkeys; in addition he had a very great household. Thus he was the greatest of all the people in the east.
Before him the coastlands will bow down, and his enemies will lick the dust.
At that time a root from Jesse will stand like a signal flag for the nations. Nations will look to him for guidance, and his residence will be majestic.
So they left the town and began coming to him.