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Zoroaster followers share faith of 3 wise men

By Don Lattin

Almost everyone knows about the magi, the “wise men from the East” who herald the birth of Jesus with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. But few realize that these three kings of Orient are not Christians or Jews, but Zoroastrians — members of an ancient faith that not only survives to this day, but holds its national convention next week — Tuesday to Saturday — in San Jose.

Who were these pagan astrologers, following yonder star into the Gospel according to Matthew and onto the set of countless Christmas cards and nativity scenes?

Read the original article at: Persian Journal

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