Is there a reason Jesus was hidden in Egypt and not another area?
Matthew 2:13 - 15
ESV - 13 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, "Rise, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you, for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him. 14 And he rose and took the child and his mother by night and departed to Egypt
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I believe that Egypt was chosen for the purpose of showing us that while in a vile pagan world for a season our Lord did not become part of it! And in God's perfect season would return to His own land and people untouched by the pagan environment He endured while in it, but not of it. Consider over one hundred ways the career of Joseph was a parallel or a "type," of Jesus Christ. Also Egypt was the land where Jacob's seventy member family became a nation, staying for over four hundred years until Exodus. Genesis 37:28........Genesis 47:27 In the Lord's freedom............warrior on
In Ex. 4:22 Moses was directed by the LORD to say to Pharaoh: "Thus saith the LORD, Israel is my son, even my firstborn:" So, the Israelites, later called the Jews at the time of Christ, had a firstborn distinction. Christ, as the firstborn of the Father and of spiritual Israel, was also sent and called back from Egypt, in fulfillment of Hosea 11:1, according to Matt 2:15. Judaism and Christianity are destined to become one religion at the second coming of Christ when the two sticks of Zech 11:14 are reunited. This is the most likely reason Christ was hidden in Egypt.
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