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Jesus (St Issa) visits the "Three Kings"
Jesus (St Issa) visits the "Three Kings"
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" Called Magi, the Three Kings or just Wise Men, these gentlemen dropped off expensive gifts to Jesus around the time of his birth in Bethlehem, then just disappeared back out of the Bible. Commentary literature generally places these men as coming from various areas in Persia; though from Christmas cards they have been depicted from all sorts of regions of the world. One possible, compelling motivation for Jesus’ alleged visit East to India and the Himalayas during his Lost Years* was a desire to pay these persons a return visit. Here we see Jesus doing just that, some years later in Persia, in an entirely undocumented meeting with these individuals dressed in the "nations " motif. The event is depicted before Jesus (St Issa's) entry into India, but a unsubstantiated account places this meeting on his way back to Israel.

This painting may be altered in the future to reflect that story.

The Three Kings weren’t probably kings at all or even orthodox Zarathustrians but a sub-caste of an assimilated priestly-philosopher sect from an era far older. They had considerable authority nevertheless. These wise men were well known for their astronomy (and astrology), foretelling the destinies of men, and kept records of important celestial events. Additionally, they performed religious rites, interpreted dreams, and practiced divination. One story tells of the "Three Kings" being converted to Christianity, after the resurrection, by Jesus’ Apostle, Thomas. These three Wise Men then set out to preach in their homeland where fierce opposition and martyrs’ deaths awaited.

A Shrine of the Three Kings at Cologne Cathedral exists in Cologne, Germany. It supposedly contains the bones of the Three Wise Men taken there from Persia sometime during the Crusader period and later given to the Cathedral. "

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