The Holy Family is said to have fled to Egypt , where King Herod could exert no political powers and consequently, would not be able to harm baby Jesus. Upon arriving in Egypt , the Holy Family moved locations very frequently so as to avoid the reach of Herod’s spies.
The Holy Family left from Bethlehem to Egypt after an angel warned Joseph to leave with Jesus and Virgin Mary. They started their journey through northern Sinai until reaching Farama. The places they stayed in have now been transformed to churches and monasteries.
The flight into Egypt is a story recounted in the Gospel of Matthew (Matthew 2:13–23) and in New Testament apocrypha. Soon after the visit by the Magi, an angel appeared to Joseph in a dream telling him to flee to Egypt with Mary and the infant Jesus since King Herod would seek the child to kill him.
During the years 7 and 4 BC while Gaius Turranius was governor in Egypt , the Holy Family crossed the narrow Isthmus of al Qantara on which already Abraham (Gen 12:10), Jacob and his sons traveled into Egypt .
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.
They reached Egypt after a 65 kilometers journey where they lived for three years until after the death of Herod in 4 B.C. when Joseph had a dream that it is safe to return to Israel. The family traveled to Nazareth which took them a journey of at least 170 kilometers.
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)
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.
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.
‘” Herod died in 4 B.C. So depending on when Jesus was born, the journey to Egypt lasted no more than two years, and perhaps as little as a few weeks or months.
This verse contains Matthew’s third direct quote from the Old Testament. This brief line is from Hosea 11:1, referring to God’s call to Israel as his firstborn son (cf. Exodus 4:22) ‘ out of Egypt at the time of Exodus’.
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.
Christianity is the second largest religion in Egypt. Verifiable data available from Egyptian censuses and other large-scale nationwide surveys indicate that Christians presently constitute around 5% of the Egyptian population.
James , along with the others named “brothers” of Jesus, are said by others to have been Jesus’ cousins. This is justified by the fact that cousins were also called “brothers” and “sisters” in Jesus’ native language, Aramaic, which, like Biblical Hebrew, does not contain a word for cousin.