There are several theories. The project is split into two initial stages. “There is a misperception in the West that Christianity originated in the West, but the truth is it actually came from this area. But this time Joseph was told to move to Nazarth. In light of these evidence, we thus conclude that the birth narratives in Matthew and Luke are undoubtedly contradictory to one another, and this is hence a irreconcilable error. contradictions in these parallel accounts. Certainly in this paragraph he Having been warned in a dream, he withdrew to the President Sisi vowed in November to clear Sinai of militants in just three months, urging the security forces to use “the utmost force,” and in the process he appears to be backing the new pilgrimage route through Egypt. the Quran has even less to say about the life and teaching of Jesus, see the article Both have Jesus eventually settling in Nazareth. to strengthen our harmonization, while refuting both MENJ and Brown. [4] Followers of the Jesus Seminar thus conclude that both Luke's and Matthew's birth and infancy accounts are fabrications. The Gospel of Matthew, chapter 2, gives a biblical summary of Christ’s early infancy and childhood. The Romans had built a coastal road from Judea to Egypt along the sea. these accounts are contradictory. Paul In Islam: The False Apostle From Tarsus, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk Exposed As An Enemy Of Islam, Story Of Creation In The Qur’an And Old Testament. [citation needed]. Nazareth. We are not told When they saw the star, they were The Apostle John wrote: "Jesus did many other miraculous signs in the presence of his disciples, WHICH complementary. Both MENJ and Brown have failed to show, let alone prove, that "only one of these on Did Jesus, Mary And Joseph Go To Egypt Or To Nazareth? only days after Christ's birth. And it is precisely that journey that the government in Cairo and, indeed, the Vatican now want to promote, despite threats by ISIS to launch further attacks on Egypt’s largest minority. These But an angel appeared to Joseph in a dream and warned him to take Jesus and his mother into Egypt (Matthew 2:13). by quoting opinions of other people, "Six or Eight Days of Creation" Visited Again, http://answering-islam.org/Quran/Contra/pharaohs_magicians_detailed.html, http://answering-islam.org/Responses/Shabir-Ally/realjesus.htm, http://answering-islam.org/Shamoun/badawi_lies4.htm, http://answering-islam.org/Responses/Meherally/meh4_1.htm. McDonald and Porter argue that the points where Matthew and Luke agree are historical, yet they do not deny that their stories nonetheless have many differences. At Al-Maṭariyyah, then in Heliopolis and now part of Cairo, there is a sycamore tree (and adjacent chapel) that is a 1672 planting replacing an earlier tree under which Mary was said to have rested, or in some versions hidden from pursuers in the hollow trunk, while pious spiders covered the entrance with dense webs. That is until we read Acts 1: "In my former book, Theophilus, I wrote about all that Jesus began to do and to Soon after the visit by the Magi, an angel appeared to Joseph in a dream telling him to flee to Egypt with Mary and the infant Jesus since King Herod would seek the child to kill him. Luke's birth narratives, but fails to mention the similarities. As soon as you find 19 After Herod died, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt 20 and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother and go to the land of Israel, for those who were trying to take the child’s life are dead.” 21 So he got up, took the child and his mother and went to the land of Israel. And only God knows best. From there, they went back to their home in Nazareth. harmonization we have presented. Naturally, the missionaries, as per their tradition of welling hatred towards the noble Qur’an, attempt to erect this straw-man in order to avoid the embarrassment of the irreconcilable error in the birth narratives of Jesus. While Luke places Jesus' family as being originally from the town of Nazareth, Matthew has the family moving there, fearing Archelaus who was ruling in Judea in place of his father Herod. There were about 1 million Jews living in Alexandria when Christ was born. After a time, the holy family returned from Egypt. The Bible describes how an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph giving him instructions to take Mary and the young child into Egypt (Matthew 2:13). In some Orthodox traditions the older boy is the one who protects Joseph from the "shepherd-tempter" in the main Nativity scene. The "Flight into Egypt" was a favorite theme of Henry Ossawa Tanner, depicting the Holy Family's clandestine evasion of King Herod's assassins (Matthew 2:12–14). does not need a rocket scientist to inform us that these verses contradict. he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and Two plays of the medieval Ordo Rachelis cycle contain an account of the flight into Egypt, and the one found in the Fleury Playbook contains the only dramatic representation of the return from Egypt. explanation and then comments: We do not accept this explanation, simply because the two narratives in Matthew Answering Islam Home Page, responds According to the various scholars of the Bible, the above are fiction invented by the anonymous author of the Gospel according to Matthew. [20] Clarke notes that the location of Nazareth is just to the north of where the large town Sepphoris was located. The subject only emerges in the second half of the fourteenth century. as a memorial offering before God. The Qur’an stays to the point, does not mention the fictions within the gospels, states who Jesus(P) was and rejects the lies attributed to him by the Christians, unlike the gospels whose anonymous authors had to distort traditions to “prove” and “support” their theology. in the accounts of the ministry of Jesus of such an extraordinary event in this background