Fr Dwight Longenecker is a Catholic priest, blogger, author and speaker. He is interested in archeology and the ancient origins of the Biblical stories. His book The Mystery of the Magi-The Quest to Identify the Three Wise Men has turned accepted opinions on their head by tracking down new evidence for the historical background of the Magi who visited the Christ child. He writes and blog on these and various other topics, and is working on a new book on the Shepherds of Bethlehem.
Dwight Longenecker’s book The Mystery of the Magi - The Quest for the True Identity of the Three Wise Men is published by Regnery Press. It is available on Amazon and from his website: dwightlongenecker.com
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