The Test of the Magi Paperback

by Johannes Bergmann

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The Test of the Magi

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From Medieval miniatures to Renaissance paintings to modern Christmas cards, few Western images are as evocative and enigmatic as the Three Wise Men at the Nativity. After twenty years of research and travel by the author, this new novel explores why and how these mysterious figures braved such dangers and survived such fearsome challenges that they have endured in our minds and culture for two thousand years.

The Test of the Magi reveals the timeless emotional bond between student and teacher, as the Three Wise Men discover a new-born star, survive court intrigue, and then mount an expedition to the Holy Land amid desert bandits in the bitter Cold War between Persia and the Roman Empire. Nothing prepares them for arrest in Jerusalem, their startling discoveries in Bethlehem, or unexpected danger after their return home. Melchior fights for his life, while his niece struggles against bias. King Balthazar dreams of regaining his lost kingdom. And the youngest magus, Caspar, is drawn deeper and deeper into unexpected mystery and intrigue.

"The Test of the Magi is a great exemplar of what careful research can yield when applied to familiar scriptural passages; this dramatic exegesis of the Epiphany story grips the reader from start to finish."--L

The Test of the Magi by Johannes Bergmann was published by Angelico Press in November 2014. The ISBN for The Test of the Magi is 9781621380832.

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Details for The Test of the Magi

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback / softback
PublisherAngelico Press (November 2014)
Number of Pages254
Thickness15 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4315875
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