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16th Jun '16 10:19:06 PM TheWanderer
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* In ''Literature/LambTheGospelAccordingToBiff'', Jesus' childhood buddy Levi, (but mostly called by his nickname Biff) is resurrected to tell his version of the Gospel. In this version, the years where Jesus disappears from the Bible he spent looking for the 3 wise men, trying to learn ''how'' to be the Messiah. In the book, the three turn out to be an immortal ([[ImmortalityImmorality and rather immoral]]) magician, a [[WarriorMonk Shaolin master]], and a hermetic [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yogi Yogi.]] Jesus learns important things from all of them, even if sometimes the most important thing he learns is what ''not'' to do.

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* In ''Literature/LambTheGospelAccordingToBiff'', Jesus' childhood buddy Levi, (but mostly called by his nickname Biff) is resurrected to tell his version of the Gospel. In this version, [[JesusTheEarlyYears the years where Jesus disappears from the Bible Bible]] he spent looking for the 3 wise men, trying to learn ''how'' to be the Messiah. In the book, the three turn out to be an immortal ([[ImmortalityImmorality and rather immoral]]) magician, a [[WarriorMonk Shaolin master]], and a hermetic [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yogi Yogi.]] Yogi]]. Jesus learns important things from all of them, even if sometimes the most important thing he learns is what ''not'' to do.
2nd Jun '16 6:45:48 AM Jeduthun
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According to Matthew, the magi followed a star which came to be known as the StarOfBethlehem. As they approached Jerusalem, Herod tried to trick them into revealing where Jesus was, so that he might be put to death. Upon finding Jesus, they gave him three symbolic gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh. The tradition of gift giving for Christians dates back to this story. In many countries, they're the equivalent of SantaClaus. Furthermore, they have dreams from God warning them of King Herod's murderous true intentions for Jesus and return home by a different route to ensure they tell him nothing. Unfortunately, this inadvertently leads to Herod committing the Massacre of the Innocents in Bethlehem to attempt to remove this threat to his throne.

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According to Matthew, the magi followed a star which came to be known as the StarOfBethlehem. As they approached Jerusalem, Herod tried to trick them into revealing where Jesus was, so that he might be put to death. Upon finding Jesus, they gave him three symbolic gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh. The tradition of gift giving for Christians dates back to this story. In many countries, they're the equivalent of SantaClaus. Furthermore, they have dreams from God warning them of King Herod's murderous true intentions for Jesus and return home by a different route to ensure they tell him nothing. Unfortunately, this inadvertently leads to Herod committing the Massacre of the Innocents in Bethlehem to attempt to remove this threat to his throne. \n (Of course, Jesus and his family manage to escape in time; NiceJobBreakingItHerod.)



No relation to [[MonkeyMoralityPose The Three Wise Monkeys]].

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No relation to [[MonkeyMoralityPose The Three Wise Monkeys]].Monkeys]], nor to the film ''Film/ThreeKings''.
13th May '16 9:09:38 AM Jeduthun
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No relation to [[MonkeyMoralityPose The Three Wise Monkeys]].
16th Dec '15 11:16:57 PM DrFraud
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* A Christmas sweatshirt in the Signals catalog had the slogan "Three wise men? Be serious."

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* A Christmas sweatshirt in the Signals catalog had the slogan "Three wise men? "3 Wise Men? Be serious.Serious."
12th Dec '15 8:46:37 AM DrFraud
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* A Christmas sweatshirt in the Signals catalog had the slogan "Three wise men? Be serious."
5th Jun '15 5:46:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' comic story "2000 Light Years to Christmas" the League helps three aliens counterparts of the Magi recover the gifts they bore for a messiah born on another planet that they had lost on Earth.
* In the ''TwilightZone'' episode "Paladin of the Lost Hour" the old man who holds back doomsday from happening hints that he's really Caspar.

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* In the ''JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' ''ComicBook/JusticeLeagueOfAmerica'' comic story "2000 Light Years to Christmas" the League helps three aliens counterparts of the Magi recover the gifts they bore for a messiah born on another planet that they had lost on Earth.
* In the ''TwilightZone'' ''Series/TheTwilightZone'' episode "Paladin of the Lost Hour" the old man who holds back doomsday from happening hints that he's really Caspar.



* The Magi are the night visitors in ''AmahlAndTheNightVisitors''.

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* The Magi are the night visitors in ''AmahlAndTheNightVisitors''.''Theatre/AmahlAndTheNightVisitors''.



* An ''{{SCTV}}'' Christmas show has an extended commercial with Edna Boil and her line of holiday fashion for dogs, modeled by little yappy dogs. Creepy enough, then she highlights the true meaning of Christmas with Magi costumes worn by "We Three Pups".

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* An ''{{SCTV}}'' ''Creator/{{SCTV}}'' Christmas show has an extended commercial with Edna Boil and her line of holiday fashion for dogs, modeled by little yappy dogs. Creepy enough, then she highlights the true meaning of Christmas with Magi costumes worn by "We Three Pups".



* In UmbertoEco's novel ''Literature/{{Baudolino}}'', the Magi are thought to have come from the legendary kingdom of Prester John. In order to get Emperor Frederick's support for an expedition to the kingdom, the protagonist produces the relics of the Magi, found in a church in Constantinople, though he and the canon he gets the relics from both acknowledge that they're not the real remains.

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* In UmbertoEco's Creator/UmbertoEco's novel ''Literature/{{Baudolino}}'', the Magi are thought to have come from the legendary kingdom of Prester John. In order to get Emperor Frederick's support for an expedition to the kingdom, the protagonist produces the relics of the Magi, found in a church in Constantinople, though he and the canon he gets the relics from both acknowledge that they're not the real remains.
19th May '15 6:05:16 PM h27kim
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** FiveTokenBand: Many versions actually make the three different races to symbolize the entire world coming together in awe of Christ. As noted above, in some Eastern Orthodox traditions, at least one of the wise men as coming all the way from China.

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** FiveTokenBand: Many versions actually make the three different races to symbolize the entire world coming together in awe of Christ. As noted above, in some Eastern Orthodox traditions, at least one of the wise men is described as coming all the way from China.
19th May '15 6:04:38 PM h27kim
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** FiveTokenBand: Many versions actually make the three different races to symbolize the entire world coming together in awe of Christ.

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** FiveTokenBand: Many versions actually make the three different races to symbolize the entire world coming together in awe of Christ. As noted above, in some Eastern Orthodox traditions, at least one of the wise men as coming all the way from China.
6th Apr '15 2:03:03 PM WillKeaton
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* three wise men appear during the opening of ''[[Literature/BenHur Ben-Hur.]]'' About thirty years later Balthasar appears again, looking to find Jesus a second time and befriends Judah, the main character.

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* The three wise men appear during the opening of ''[[Literature/BenHur Ben-Hur.]]'' About thirty years later Balthasar appears again, looking to find Jesus a second time and befriends Judah, the main character.
6th Apr '15 2:02:47 PM WillKeaton
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* three wise men appear during the opening of ''[[Literature/BenHur Ben-Hur.]]'' About thirty years later Balthasar appears again, looking to find Jesus a second time and befriends Judah, the main character.
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