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The Fourth Wise Man (1985)

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

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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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Rhodespes
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Anne
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Barbara Dana ...
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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Adventure | Drama

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A tale of the true meaning of Christmas.
9 December 1998 | by (Elk River, Minnesota) – See all my reviews

This short tale tells a wondrous and important story of the true meaning of Christmas. This picture suffers from a low budget and despite a strong performance by the main characters lacks inspired direction. I enjoyed this somewhat predictable parable. I would recommend this movie to anyone anytime they begin to think the Christmas season is getting too commercial. It refreshes one's perspective.


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