Sunday, 1 February 2015

The Story of the Magi ... especially the 4th Magi

The Story of the Magi

Stories are told about the Kings (Magi) travelling from afar to bring gifts to the newborn King. This is how the Magi are often described:

Caspar, who has brown hair and a brown beard (or no beard!) and wears a green cloak and a gold crown with green jewels on it. He is the King of Sheba. Gaspar represents the Frankincense brought to Jesus.

Melchior, who has long white hair and a white beard and wears a gold cloak. He is the King of Arabia. Melchior represents the Gold brought to Jesus.
 
Balthazar,who has black skin and a black beard (or no beard!) and wears a purple cloak. He is the King of Tarse and Egypt. Balthazar represents the gift of Myrrh that was brought to Jesus.

Most people know only of three wise men (magi) making the journey to find the newborn King. Yet,  there was a fourth magi - His name was Artaban.

Click the link to watch the video of his story http://youtu.be/-IS58VSKB_k

 
 



 
 

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