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Book categories: Magi, Zoroastrianism, Persia, Art, Fiction, Children's Books, Documentary, CDs

Books About the Magi

The Star of Bethlehem: The Legacy of the Magi by Michael R. Molnar. The author, an astronomer, shares research on the Star of Bethlehem.

In the Fullness of Time by Paul L. Maier. A historian looks at Christmas, Easter, and the early church.

Mystery of the Magi: The Quest to Identify the Three Wise Men by Dwight Longenecker. According to the author, the Magi were probably astrologers and counselors from the court of the Nabatean king at Petra.

The Star of the Magi: The Mystery That Heralded the Coming of Christ by Courtney Roberts. Who were the Magi, and did their astrological beliefs really lead them to Jesus? This book examines the role of astrology in the rise of monotheism in the ancient world.

Magi: Uncovering the Secret Society That Read the Birth of Jesus in the Stars by Adrian Gilbert. The author says Jesus' horoscope can be seen symbolically in the story of the Adoration of the Magi, and the Magi's knowledge was passed on to the West at the time of the Crusades.

The Gifts of the Magi: Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh by Caroline Vaughan. This keepsake book from The Metropolitan Museum of Art tells the story of the Magi and explains the significance of their gifts. It discusses how frankincense and myrrh were grown, harvested, transported, and used. Includes 24-karat gold in a glass bottle, and sachets of frankincense and myrrh.

The Journey of the Magi by Richard C. Trexler. Examines how this story has been interpreted and used throughout the centuries.

Books About Biblical Royals
Books About Persia

Books About Zoroastrianism

The Magi: From Zoroaster to the Three Wise Men by Ken R. Vincent. Highlights the parallels between Zoroaster and both the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament, and shows the use of Zoroastrian imagery in the Dead Sea Scrolls. An appendix includes an English translation of the complete hymns of Zoroaster.

Traditions of the Magi: Zoroastrianism in Greek and Latin Literature by Albert De Jong. An academic book.

The Treasure of the Magi: A Study of Modern Zoroastrianism by James Hope Moulton.

More Books About Zoroastrianism
Other Books About Religion in Iran (Persia)

The Adoration of the Magi in Art

Andrea Mantegna: The Adoration of the Magi by Dawson W. Carr. Mantegna's magnificent painting, in the Getty collection, is more than a Christmas card image. This book explores Mantegna's life and milieu in 15th century Padua, and provides a closer look at the painting itself.

Novels About the Wise Men

We Three Kings: Two Journeys of the Magi by W. D. Crowder. An historical novel about the Three Wise Men that follows them on their journey to Bethlehem and imagines what might have happened afterward.

Magi by Daniel L. Gilbert. What begins as a hunter-priest's darkest day turns into a remarkable quest to discover the truth of an ancient prophecy.

How Far to Bethlehem? by Norah Lofts. The story of Melchior, Gaspar, and Balthazar -- an astronomer, a knight, and a slave -- who journey together to Bethlehem. This book was a bestseller when it was first published in the 1960s.

Children's Books About the Magi

We Three Kings by Gennady Spirin. Lyrics to the Christmas carol, illustrated by a renowned artist. For children ages 4 to 8.

The Story of Other Wise Man, and Other Stories by Henry Van Dyke. This classic Christmas story has been an American favorite for generations. The fourth wise man in this story is delayed on his way to Bethlehem and spends the rest of his life trying to get there.

More Children's Books About the Wise Men


These DVDs are formatted for North American audiences.

In the Footsteps of the Holy Family. This two-volume documentary traces the journey of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph after Christ's birth. Includes an examination of the fate of the Three Magi.

Mystery of the Three Kings. From Yemen to Persia to Mesopotamia, search for the origins of the Three Kings. The DVD includes two bonus features: "Babylon - City of the Magi" and "Helena - The First Pilgrim to the Land of Jesus."

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