The Magi were the astronomers and fortune tellers of the ancient Middle East. Sometimes they're referred to as the wise men, and sometimes they're called kings. They saw things in the movement of the stars no one else could see, and that's why they followed a very special star to Bethlehem. This Purple Wiseman Costume For Men is an essential standby for the nativity plays of Christmas, in addition to being a great choice for any themed event involving the Bible or the Holy Land.
Although the "three wise men from afar" are lead characters in many Christmas plays, they really belong at the Feast of Epiphany on January 6 in Western orthodox calendars. Also called "Twelfth Night," this is the feast to celebrate the Adoration of the Magi. Make sure you complete your costume by wearing a royal beard and bearing your royal gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
Nowhere in the Bible does it give the names of the three wise men, but church tradition descends from an ancient Greek scroll that identified them as Balthasar, the king of Arabia; Melchior, the king of Persia; and Gaspar, the king of India. That same Balthasar is the one in the classic story of Ben Hur, who helped Judah become a champion of the Roman chariot races. Which wise man will you be?Read More
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