Jan 15

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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.”

2.6 After Herods death, an angel instructed Joseph in a dream, “Rise and return to Israel with mother and child, for they who wanted to kill the child are dead. On rising, he obeyed. On hearing that Herods son, Archelaus, was reigning in Judea, and having been warned in another dream, he went to Nazareth in Galilee, fulfilling the prophecy that Jesus would be called a Nazarene.

There the child grew and became strong, being filled to the full with wisdom, and Gods grace was upon him.