Journey of The Magi
Travels in Search of the Birth of Jesus
By (author) Paul William Roberts
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Journey of The Magi by Paul William Roberts
Book DescriptionWho were the Magi and why did they travel hundreds of miles to worship a newborn child? These are mysteries that have endured and remained unsolved for centuries, in part because nativity accounts and descriptions of the Magi vary dramatically - from the Bible itself to the Arabic Nativity Gospel. Intrigued by Marco Polo's claim to have visited the tomb of the Magi in a 'castle of fire-worshippers', Paul William Roberts here travels to Iran and traces the Magi's legendary journey overland to Bethlehem, through Iran, Iraq, Syria and Jordan. In the course of his extraordinary adventure, Roberts encounters a diverse cast of characters, from fearless smugglers to serene Zoroastrian priests, and chases clues from Marco Polo's Travels and the Dead Sea Scrolls to the legends of King Solomon and the Crusader Knights. "Journey of the Magi" is an exciting and illuminating voyage of discovery into the truth behind the Magi and the birth of Jesus.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781845112424
(202mm x 126mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Tauris Parke Paperbacks
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Paul William Roberts
River in The Desert, Paperback (June 2006)
Egypt is as old as history itself. It is home to some of the world's greatest treasures, a pantheon of dazzling gods and kings, and the roots of the civilised world. This book is the author's account of his travels through Egypt, delving into the hidden depths of this great country - at once familiar and yet unknown.
War Against Truth, Paperback (November 2004)View all books by Paul William Roberts
Provides a critique of US foreign policy, a concise and enlightening history of Middle East politics and a front-line, behind-the-scenes account of the war and its aftermath. It is a follow-up to Robert's first book on Iraq, 'The Demonic Comedy: Some Detours in the Badgdad of Saddam Hussein'.
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Author Biography - Paul William Roberts
Paul William Roberts, winner of the inaugural PEN Canada/Paul Kidd Courage Award 2005, was born in Wales and now lives in Toronto. He is a writer, producer and filmmaker and a scholar of Jewish and Arabic history and religions. His books include The Demonic Comedy, Empire of the Soul, River in the Desert (also Tauris Parke Paperbacks) and A War Against Truth. Paul William Roberts writes for Harpers, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, The Atlantic Monthly, The Times Literary Supplement, Washington Post, New York Times and The Jordan Times. The Montreal Mirror once called him 'a genuine hero of journalism, and one of the few truly wise men on the beat.'
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