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The Fourth Wise Man (1985)

TV-PG | | Adventure, Drama | TV Movie 30 March 1985
The story of Artaban, the fourth Magi, who spends his life looking for Jesus his King.

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Our two heroes work together to discover the essence of what it truly means to be a great Magi.

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Orontes
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Judith
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Abgarus
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Tigranes
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Passhur
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Rabbi
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Maacah
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Shameir
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Ekron
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Artaban is a young Magus (Wise Man) who desires to follow the star to the birthplace of the coming King, against the counsel of his friends and family. Carrying three precious jewels to give to the baby Messiah, Artaban and his reluctant servant Orontes set off to join the caravan of the three other wise men. They miss the caravan, but Artaban continues the search for his King, always one step behind. Artaban spends much of his remaining wealth and all of his energy helping the poor and unfortunate people he meets, until at the end of his life he finally finds Jesus--at His trial! Has Artaban wasted his life in a foolish quest? Will he ever get the chance to present his gifts to the King? Written by yortsnave

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Czwarty król  »

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A very early role for Charlie Sheen, he literally played a spear carrier. His brother Ramon and sister Rene were also among the cast headlined by his dad, Martin. The only Sheen scion missing was Emilio. The Arkin family joined in as well, with an early role for Adam and one for Mom, Barbara. See more »

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Version of The Other Wise Man (1953) See more »

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when I was.... Did you not???
26 October 2004 | by (Marianna, FL) – See all my reviews

This Biblical Fictional tail which is sometimes comic and still serious in message is excellent. Those in Chris will enjoy this Movie and Will Vote High those who are not of faith will probably dislike this film. The story starts with with the Wise men reading the signs of the coming of Jesus and thus beginning their Journey, however one (Martin Sheen) is a bit slow in leaving and misses the other three. Thus begins his 33 year quest to find Christ. Bearing Gifts, he finds himself in situations where he must sell a gift to help others. This continues till the is left with one at the time of the Cross... The life of the 4th wise man reminds us what we do for the least of Gods children we do for him. I recommend this film.. Available on DVD and VHS at local Christian Bookstore or online here.


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