It seems to me that the most likely scenario is that Jesus was born around 6 B.C., the wise men (by their own account) arrived in Jerusalem two years later in 4 B.C., and in that same year Joseph, Mary, and Jesus fled to Egypt , Herod died, and they returned .
Both of the gospels which describe the nativity of Jesus agree that he was born in Bethlehem and then later moved with his family to live in Nazareth. The Gospel of Matthew describes how Joseph, Mary, and Jesus went to Egypt to escape from Herod the Great’s slaughter of the baby boys in Bethlehem.
That was indeed a long journey, which might have taken them from four up to seven days . The answer can be found in the Biblical verses: “In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.
The gospel according to Matthew tells a story about Jesus as a refugee child. Joseph, Mary and Jesus had to flee to Egypt seeking safety and security. Jesus’s life was at risk; his survival was jeopardized because of a brutal massacre of infants.
A book about stones in the life of Jesus can hardly ignore the Pyramids of Egypt. Because there is good reason to suppose that Jesus saw them as a child. Pyramids of Giza. For anyone traveling in Egypt the Pyramids are hard to miss; Giza lies along the Nile River route that the Holy Family is believed to have followed.
Mary and Joseph traveled from Nazareth to Bethlehem in 5 B.C. before the birth of Jesus Christ . The family moved to Egypt after Joseph was told in a dream to flee to the now North African country to escape the command of Herod the Great to slaughter children in and around Bethlehem.
In Egypt Prophet – Messiah was staying in Zoan among the philosophers from there, the learned, mystics, in the house of Salome and Elihu, and among the priests of the sun from the temple of Heliopolis, where he studied ancient manuscripts and old books of mystery Akhenatena (Ichnaton) and Nefertiti (Nefretete)
Jesus at the age of twelve accompanies Mary and Joseph, and a large group of their relatives and friends to Jerusalem on pilgrimage, “according to the custom” – that is, Passover. On the day of their return, Jesus “lingered” in the Temple, but Mary and Joseph thought that he was among their group.
According to this text, which Notovitch had translated into French, Jesus had spent his missing years – the years between his childhood and the beginning of his ministry – studying Buddhism in India. At the age of about 30, he’ d returned to the Middle East and the life that is familiar to us from the New Testament.
The Virgin Mary, pregnant with the son of God, would hence have given birth to Jesus nine months later on the winter solstice. From Rome, the Christ’s Nativity celebration spread to other Christian churches to the west and east, and soon most Christians were celebrating Christ’s birth on December 25 .
After the angel told the shepherds about the birth of Jesus , the angel was joined by an army of angels , and they sang praises to God saying , “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
Mary did not ride to Bethlehem on a donkey . Nowhere in any Gospel does it say that Mary did anything but walk. The whole journey is given in three lines: Joseph and Mary went to Bethlehem and while they were there, she went into labour. No mention of transportation.
According to the Bible the ancient Egyptians were descended from Ham through the line of Mizraim. Ham had four sons: Cush, Mizraim, Phut, and Canaan (Genesis 10:6). The name ‘Mizraim’ is the original name given for Egypt in the Hebrew Old Testament .
Although Egypt sits in the north of the African continent it is considered by many to be a Middle Eastern country, partly because the main spoken language there is Egyptian Arabic, the main religion is Islam and it is a member of the Arab League.
Some apocryphal accounts state that at the time of her betrothal to Joseph, Mary was 12–14 years old . According to ancient Jewish custom, Mary could have been betrothed at about 12. Hyppolitus of Thebes says that Mary lived for 11 years after the death of her son Jesus, dying in 41 AD.