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Thread #65856   Message #3820057
Posted By: GUEST,Senoufou
12-Nov-16 - 06:19 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: We Three Kings of Orient Are
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: We Three Kings of Orient Are
I watched a programme the other night which suggested that the 'three kings' represented the three different branches of Christianity, namely African, Eastern and European. This would explain why one of the wise men is often depicted as black. Their existence might therefore be merely allegorical.