Later, wise men from the east (presumably Babylon) saw signs that indicated the birth of a foretold king and traveled far to meet and pay homage to him.
The other night at Northland Church, Dr. Joel Hunter wondered aloud if there were any connection between the two- a strong Hebrew with a gift for prophecy who was charged with the smartest men of another nation may have influenced the others with his own stories, legends, and predictions. As the years went by, the source of these myths may have been forgotten, but the signs to look for were not.
This may not be true, but if it were- it would make me very happy. I love little connections like this.