Matthew 2:1-12, Luis Cruz, GCF Durham The Nativity Scene display has always been part of the Christmas celebration. Many believed that three eastern looking men who were at the stable, in front of the baby Jesus in the manger, were kings from a faraway land. Is this traditional nativity scene exactly portraying the scene we have in the biblical account? Were they actually three kings who came to see Jesus in a manger? How old was Jesus when they came to see Him? Where did they actually come from? What’s their significance in the Christmas story? 1. Three kings or unnumbered Magi? “After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem.