To find out more visit:
To discuss this video please visit facebook.com/godnewevidence.
Joseph, Mary and Jesus, fled to Egypt to escape king Herod's slaughter. Matthew links their running away to Egypt to a statement in the Old Testament where God says 'Out of Egypt I called my son.' (Hosea 11:1)
In its original context, this was about Moses leading the nation of Israel out of slavery to freedom. It was not a prophecy about the Messiah. It was looking back to the story of Israel, not looking forwards to Jesus.
But Matthew interpreted it in line with Jewish practices at that time: You could use one text to explain another, if they shared a word or phrase.
In this case, the shared phrase is 'out of Egypt,' and the Bible passage that he links it to is in the book of Numbers, chapter 24.
This passage is talking about the Messiah. But it includes the phrase that God led him out of Egypt. This is enough for Matthew to make the link to the original statement 'Out of Egypt I called my son.'
Unwrapped video #26