Monday, December 28, 2015

Bonus Reading, Matthew

Refugees in Egypt           

Today's reading is the sad consequence of King Herod's attempt to kill the newborn messiah by killing all of the male children in Judea.  In light of this, Joseph takes Mary and Jesus and flees to Egypt.  Only after Herod's death does the family return, though instead of living in Bethlehem, they reside in Nazareth -- believing that one of Herod's sons might again go looking in Bethlehem for the young messiah.

Read Matthew 2:16-23  (NIV)   (NRSV)   (CEB)
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