Journey of The Magi: Travels in Search of the Birth of Jesus - Paul William Roberts


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Journalist Paul Williams Roberts visits the Middle East to trace the Magi's legendary journey through Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Jordan to Bethlehem. Chasing clues from Marco Polo's Travels and the Dead Sea Scrolls to the stories of King Solomon and the Crusader Knights, Roberts seeks the historical truth behind Matthew's account in the New Testament. He shares eclectic characters, from smugglers to Zoroastrian priests, revealing an extraordinary adventure looking for the truth behind the Magi and the birth of Jesus.
Paul William Roberts (1950 – May 17, 2019) s a journalist, producer and filmmaker and a scholar of Jewish and Arabic history and religions. He was a Canadian writer, Born in Wales and educated at Exeter College, Oxford. Paul also lived for several years in India, where he taught at Bangalore University and studied Sanskrit at the Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi.
From the Archives: This live interview was recorded on December 21, 1996 on the nationally syndicated radio program, hosted by Laura Lee . See more at

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