Question: Who asked the following question: “Where is he that is born king of the Jews?”
Comments: After Jesus' birth, mysterious magi or wise men from the east followed a star to Bethlehem in search of the infant. They appear only in Matthew's account of the Nativity. Because three gifts were given, they are traditionally pictured as a trio. Matthew's gospel does not specify their number.
"Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him." (Matthew 2:2, NASB)
At his birth (magi, Matthew 2:12) and his death (Pilate, Matthew 27:37), a Gentile declared Jesus the “king of the Jews”.
Note: This tempora on panel is "The Adoration of the Magi" by Benvenuto di Giovanni (1436-1509/1517). It presently rests in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.