2.5 With Family, Escaped to Egypt

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2.5 After their departure, an angel of the Lord told Joseph in another dream, saying, “Rise up, flee to Egypt with the child and Mary, till I further direct. Herod will seek the child to kill him.” Rising, Joseph took them by night, left for Egypt and stayed there until Herods death - thus fulfilling what the Lord said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt, I called My Son.”

Jan 15 Herod, furious at being outwitted by the wise men, ordered all male children two years old and under killed in Bethlehem and vicinity, born from the time he learnt from the wise men; thus fulfilling this prophecy of Jeremiah: “A great mourning is heard in Ramah, Rachel weeping for her children and couldnt be comforted, because they are no more.”