|Dr. He Qi|
|Dr. He Qi|
The episode is frequently shown in art, as the final episode of the Nativity of Jesus. Here I present some of my favorite by modern artists whom I like to showcase, as I think they can sometimes speak to us more of our times than the better known Masters.
|Gillian Lawson- British|
|Anthea Craigmyle- British|
Abraham ran to Egypt. Joseph and his family ran there. Archeologists tell us that at that time the capital city was Alexandria, and there were a million Jews living in Alexandria.
So when Mary and Joseph fled to Egypt, they were fleeing to a place where it was familiar, where they had relatives and their home language was spoken. There is historical plausibility that Mary and Joseph fled to Egypt for safety and to be with people who spoke their own language and shared their customs.
|Roy Jamini- Indian|
|Dr. Stephane Rene- Coptic|
According to the Gospel of Matthew the family remained in Egypt until an angel in a dream to Joseph announced the death of Herod, but since Archelaus, his evil son, now governed Judea they did not return there but made their home at Nazareth in Galilee.
|Michael O'Brien- USA|