Archive for December 7th, 2016


In light of the Christmas season last week we tackled “Where did Joseph and Mary live before the birth of Jesus?” For today’s post will tackle another question that the Skeptic Annotated Bible asked: “Did Jesus, Mary, and Joseph go to Egypt or Nazareth?”  Whereas last week we look at the question of where was Joseph and Mary before Jesus’ birth, today we look at where Joseph and Mary went after Jesus’ birth.

Here are the two answers which the skeptic believes shows a Bible contradiction:

They went to Egypt after Jesus’s birth.

So Joseph got up and took the Child and His mother while it was still night, and left for Egypt. (Matthew 2:14)

They went to Nazareth after Jesus’s birth.

When they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own city of Nazareth. (Luke 2:39)

(Note: Scriptural quotation comes from the New American Standard Bible)

Here’s a closer look at whether or not there is a contradiction:


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