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Is there evidence that Jesus was a Dalai Lama?

No. From Wikipedia: Dalai Lama (UK: /ˈdælaɪ ˈlɑːmə/, US: /ˈdɑːlaɪ ˈlɑːmə/;[1][2] Standard Tibetan: ཏཱ་ལའི་བླ་མ་, Tā la'i bla ma, [táːlɛː láma]) is a title given by the Tibetan people for the ...
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Do any Christians claim there is there more merit in one's facing the east while making a prayer?

And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, ...
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Is the telling of the visiting magi, mentioned in the Gospel of Matthew, a made up fictional story?

It is a common misconception that the wise men, or magi, visited Jesus at the stable on the night of His birth. In fact, the magi came much later. That is why Matthew 2:11 says they visited and ...
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Why did the Magi want "to worship" Infant Jesus?

It is true that proskun, one of several Greek words translated as "worship", can give rise to such a question as this. It is used in Matthew 2:2, 8, 11 & 4:9, 10. This word means 'To ...
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Were the Magi believers?

The wise men were spoken to, by God himself (not, as stated, by an angel) in a dream : And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country ...
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How old was Jesus when the Magi visited him?

How old was Jesus when the Magi visited him? Possibly one year old! Possibly a little younger or maybe a little older! We do not know with any absolute certainty. Scriptures tell us that after the ...
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Does Catholicism teach that the Wise Men from the East in fact, Jews settled in a far away place?

Given the accompanying texts to the Gospel that are read in the Epiphany of the Lord (based on the Roman Calendar), these magi might have well been non-Jews. For example, the first lecture, in the ...
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What denominations, besides JWs, hold that the Star of Bethlehem was sent by Satan?

With this old question popping up again due to current interest in a conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter about to happen in a few days’ time, I read the answers and comments here, noting that nobody has ...
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What denominations, besides JWs, hold that the Star of Bethlehem was sent by Satan?

The article quoted is from the April 2012 Watchtower magazine, ‘Who Sent the Star?’ You ask, are there other denominations that hold that the star was sent by Satan? After an exhaustive and ...
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Magi Kings: Good or Bad?

People sometimes make the assumption that the Bible divides everybody - or even every thing - into either 'good' or 'bad'. However that is not the case. The Bible realistically understands that ...
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Was Matthew's inclusion of the story of the Magi be a form of midrash influenced by events in 66 A.D.?

That's an impressive amount of research you have presented, and is fascinating. You ask if a 'longer version of Matthew's Gospel' could have been written prior to 66 A.D. or between 38 A.D. when ...
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What is the Chronology of the Feast of Holy Innocents vis a vis the Visit of the Magi as per the events in the Gospels?

Chronology of the Feast of Holy Innocents vis a vis the Visit of the Magi? While it is true that the Church commemorates the Sacrifice of the Holy Innocents on December 28, we do not know the actual ...
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Why did the Magi want "to worship" Infant Jesus?

To Anne's excellent answer, I add a curiosity. The wise men brought three gifts to present to Jesus: gold, frankincense and myrrh. To my knowledge there are only two other passages in the Bible that ...
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Why did the Magi want "to worship" Infant Jesus?

Many translators render this verb as "do homage to" rather than "worship." I think this is a good interpretation. They wanted to pay homage to him: Matthew 2:11 and on entering ...
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What is the Chronology of the Feast of Holy Innocents vis a vis the Visit of the Magi as per the events in the Gospels?

Dates assigned by the Catholic Church to its holy calendar were often chosen for the convenience of having a common date accepted throughout the Church, with no claims of historical accuracy. (The ...
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What religion did the Wise Men from the East practise?

From Mat. 2:1,2,7 we can gather that they were astrologers (or "magi"), looking for omens in/among the stars. Just as astrology does nowadays, producing the horoscopes that many (have) put ...
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Were the Magi believers?

Were the Magi believers? Catholic tradition holds that they were pagan at the time of their visitation to the Child Jesus. In other words they were probably not Jewish. Tradition holds that the Magi ...
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Magi Kings: Good or Bad?

Actually, the answer is not related at all to the question of whether they were good or bad. But first, we need to back up and clarify. Most of the denominations that have a special day for the Magi,...
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Magi Kings: Good or Bad?

Magi Kings: Good or bad? We have all heard about the three Magi King! But in reality are they in fact kings, magicians, astrologers, astronomers or something else? The reason some denominations may or ...
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Did Mary and Joseph become rich with the presents given to them by the magi?

Marc's answer and curiousdannii's comment are correct. I went to a study series where the flight into Egypt was made into an epic tragedy of escaping, being afraid, homeless and barely scraping by. ...
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Does Catholicism teach that the Wise Men from the East in fact, Jews settled in a far away place?

Were the Wise Men from the East in fact, Jews settled in a far away place? Maybe, but probably not. Historical data on this subject is hard to find. In fact we do not even know how many Magi were ...
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Where were the Magi from?

We will never know for sure where the Magi are truly from. There are many legends that abound in relation to these little known personages who are known to us thanks to the Gospel of St Matthew. ...
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