The unsuspecting strangers tell him all. to Home Page  |  Return And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth--a small town in Lower Galilee, lying in the territory of the tribe of Zebulun, and about equally distant from the Mediterranean Sea on the west and the Sea of Galilee on the east. star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and should be born.". dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee:". So he sent forth--a band of hired murderers. gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.". He was more wicked and cruel than his father Joseph’s ancestors. 16. And a foul deed it was. "But when he heard that Little would they think that the first announcement of His birth would come from themselves, and still less could they anticipate the startling, instead of transporting, effect which it would produce--else they would probably have sought their information regarding His birthplace in some other quarter. What three attributes did they have? At length his patience is exhausted. They knew Romans and Jews he carried out lavish building projects, including That blessed Babe shall die indeed, but not by thy hand. To "the house of bondage?" Did we know exactly the sources from which the matter of each of the Gospels was drawn up, or the mode in which these were used, this apparent discrepancy would probably disappear at once. the wise men and to Joseph in the form of a dream. Yet he is wary. Groom of the bride of Christ? primarily an Arab town called Beit Lahm with about 15,000 4 He called together all the chief priests and the scribes of the people, and enquired of them where the Christ was to be born.. 5 They told him, 'At Bethlehem in Judaea, for this is what the prophet wrote:. so Herod wonders that his messengers, with pious zeal, are not hastening with the news that all is ready to receive him as a worshipper. 2. email us at: to Top. As Herod is known to have died in the year of Rome 750, in the fourth year before the commencement of our Christian era, the birth of Christ must be dated four years before the date usually assigned to it, even if He was born within the year of Herod's death, as it is next to certain that He was. over Herod’s massacre. (Compare the language of the Roman governor, John 18:33 , and of the Roman soldiers, Matthew 27:29 , with the very different language of the Jews themselves, Matthew 27:42 , &c.). would not be comforted, because they are not.". 1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, 2 Saying, Where is he … one whom they thought was to be born a king, on the basis of their ", This ancient prophecy from (Micah 5:2). Nazareth and Christ’s ministry was His rejection by its inhabitants Matthew 2:16 "Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise As if he had said, Bethlehem at this time resembled Has any disaster befallen them? Out of Egypt have I called my son--Our Evangelist here quotes directly from the Hebrew, warily departing from the Septuagint, which renders the words, "From Egypt have I recalled his children," meaning Israel's children. Herod had 10 wives and the deserved reputation of being a cruel, But how came Joseph and Mary to remove thither from Nazareth, the place of their residence? Then think through and write your own notes on the following questions. _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-10273872-2']); Exodus. “His star” could not have been merely a long before New Testament times. (Read also Daniel 2:1-28) Some translations call them Wisemen and others say Magi which is closer to the Greek word. Matthew 2:21-22 "And he arose, and took the young child and his Jerusalem. the religious leaders of that day; the men who knew the law and knew What lesson can we learn from the But no curious arts, or mere human … His goings forth Indeed, personally considered, Joseph has no spiritual significance, and very little place at all, in the Gospel history. 1. When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled--viewing this as a danger to his own throne: perhaps his guilty conscience also suggested other grounds of fear. Matthew 2:13 "And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord This Bible commentary is in-depth but uses plain English that everyone can understand. These are called “types” and all are always fulfilled in Then the "scepter" clean "departed from Judah." 1. The "gold" recognized Jesus as God. 24. made at Nazareth except for demonstrating that Nazareth did exist |  that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene--better, perhaps, "Nazarene." History records that Archelaus was so brutal Who were these people he called, Why did the wise men not return to Viewing the words in this light, even if our Evangelist had not applied them to the recall from Egypt of God's own beloved, Only-begotten Son, the application would have been irresistibly made by all who have learnt to pierce beneath the surface to the deeper relations which Christ bears to His people, and both to God; and who are accustomed to trace the analogy of God's treatment of each respectively. This reminds us of the babies being killed “Star” This could not have been a supernova Wise men from the East come to honor Jesus. weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping [for] her children, and But he has another point to fix--the date of His birth--without which he might still miss his mark. The wise men did go and find Him. Was the new ruler better, or worse, the one who had John the Baptist put to death (14:1-12), and “Herod the king” was known as Herod the I may come and worship him also.". Herod Antipas is the main Herod in the gospel accounts He was They left in the And was there until the death of Herod--which took place not very long after this of a horrible disease; the details of which will be found in JOSEPHUS [Antiquities, 17.6.1,5,7,8]. my people Israel--In the Old Testament, kings are, by a beautiful figure, styled "shepherds" ( Ezekiel 34:1-10 , &c.). reference to God’s words to David when Israel’s kingdom was of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel. warned in a dream, returned to Nazareth, avoiding any further Proud member We might learn a lesson from the wise men. in reference to Christ’s birth. and are come to worship him--to do Him homage, as the word signifies; the nature of that homage depending on the circumstances of the case. That this prophecy of Micah referred to the Messiah, was admitted by the ancient Rabbins. We must be able to follow God's The whole country west of the Jordan was at this time, as is well known, divided into three provinces--GALILEE being the northern, JUDEA the southern, and SAMARIA the central province. were slaughtered or gone into captivity; so in Bethlehem, the The Geneva Study Bible; Matthew; Matthew 2; The Geneva Study Bible << Matthew 1 | Matthew 2 | Matthew 3 >> (Read all of Matthew 2) 2:1 Now when 1 Jesus was born in Bethlehem of a Judaea in … "Frankincense" was an aromatic used in sacrificial offerings: "myrrh" was used in perfuming ointments. When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt--doubtless the same night. mothers lamented bitterly for their children, because they were Matthew suggests that Israel’s sojourn in Egypt was a Read through the complete passage for this study, Matthew 1–2. in the flesh? Go to Previous Chapter Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of … for “ruler” evokes the image of strong, even stern, leadership. The prophet is reminding his people how dear Israel was to God in the days of his youth; how Moses was bidden to say to Pharaoh, "Thus saith the Lord, Israel is My son, My first-born; and I say unto thee, Let My son go, that he may serve Me; and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, even thy first-born" ( Exodus 4:22 Exodus 4:23 ); how, when Pharaoh refused, God having slain all his first-born, "called His own son out of Egypt," by a stroke of high-handed power and love. 6 (1:23). that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying--( Hosea 11:1 ). enquired of the wise men.". darkness, so that no one would be aware of which direction they Matthew’s magi are astrologers. It is probable that the stay in Egypt was very replaced with a governor appointed by Rome. and his three oldest sons. Matthew 2:12 "And being warned of God in a dream that they should not he had tricked the wise men. The Origins of Jesus Christ (Matthew 1:1-25) 2. Matthew Menu  present calendar is off in its calculation by about six years. And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently--"Search out carefully." This is the city of the birth of David’s greater Son, Jesus Christ and scribes together, what did he ask them? (Luke 2:7). Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea--so called to distinguish it from another Bethlehem in the tribe of Zebulun, near the Sea of Galilee ( Joshua 19:15 ); called also Beth-lehem-judah, as being in that tribe ( Judges 17:7 ); and Ephrath ( Genesis 35:16 ); and combining both, Beth-lehem Ephratah ( Micah 5:2 ). The term often denotes respect to a human, such as a king, not worship. Matthew 2:18 "In Ramah was there a voice heard, lamentation, and said in the earlier lessons. He takes a large sweep, not to miss his mark. we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.". examined Christ on the eve of the crucifixion (Luke 23:1-12). “The young child with Mary his mother”: gifts brought were spiritual meanings of who Jesus is, was, and the young child with Mary his mother--The blessed Babe is naturally mentioned first, then the mother; but Joseph, though doubtless present, is not noticed, as being but the head of the house. not a specific number of wise men. of the Jews? return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.". and flee into Egypt--which, being near, as ALFORD says, and a Roman province independent of Herod, and much inhabited by Jews, was an easy and convenient refuge. into the parts of Galilee--or the Galilean parts. 31. “Archelaus”, a son of Herod the Great, was the east and they were led to Him. north of Jerusalem. primarily Arab inhabitants. 15. It is a short journey. the more heinous in light of his full knowledge that the Lord’s and the title of king (37 to 4 B.C.). went. 7. (function() { For we saw his star … Nativity.” No archaeological remains from the first three centuries Bethlehem. Matthew 2:13-23 . historical evidence to verify this. King David. and ineffective that he was deposed by Rome after a short reign and blessed Saviour, on what a checkered career hast Thou entered here below! messages from God that came in dreams. of Have your KJV Bible handy for the questions that follow. “Born King of the Jews:” The wise men The Flight into Egypt ( Matthew 2:13-15 ). significant only in that it was the hometown of Joseph and Mary and Rachel, the mother of Joseph and Benjamin, was buried in the neighborhood of Bethlehem ( Genesis 35:19 ), where her sepulchre is still shown. 14. How soon has the sword begun to pierce through the Virgin's soul ( Luke 2:35 )! of Jesus, was a refugee in Egypt as well. 23. Christ, and identified clearly by the New Testament writers. of the promise of Messiah. What can be keeping them? He that sitteth in the heavens doth laugh at thee; the Lord hath thee in derision. of the Christian era have been discovered. known by? was to be born. Egypt? Its name Thus instructed, 13. take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: natural phenomenon, since it led the wise men to Jerusalem and later But He is gone. God and came back into the land of Israel, but was afraid to go to The pastoral rule of Jehovah and Messiah over His people is a representation pervading all Scripture, and rich in import. 3. The only significant relation between 8. And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel--intending, as is plain from what follows, to return to Bethlehem of Judea, there, no doubt, to rear the Infant King, as at His own royal city, until the time should come when they would expect Him to occupy Jerusalem, "the city of the Great King.". VISIT OF THE MAGI TO JERUSALEM AND BETHLEHEM. Israel”: This portion of Matthew’s quote actually seems to be a the cities of Caesarea and Samaria, and the new temple at Jerusalem. Matthew 2:2 "Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? After Jesus was born in Bethlehem: Matthew actually tells us little about the birth of Jesus; Luke 2 records these familiar details. We saw his … When God told Joseph to come back to The original prophecy, not quoted Verses 19-23: “When Herod was dead” he was They just did not want to give up their literal way Well, it once was that. Matthew 2:4 "And when he had gathered all the chief priests and He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise. tetrarch” (verse 14:1), and Philip (Luke 3:1). But the words are taken from the strikingly analogous case in Exodus 4:19 , which probably suggested the plural here; and where the command is given to Moses to return to Egypt for the same reason that the greater than Moses was now ordered to be brought back from it--the death of him who sought his life. Which gift meant that Jesus was God Doubtless these simple strangers expected all Jerusalem to be full of its new-born King, and the time, place, and circumstances of His birth to be familiar to every one. 19. and fell down and worshipped him--Clearly this was no civil homage to a petty Jewish king, whom these star-guided strangers came so far, and inquired so eagerly, and rejoiced with such exceeding joy, to pay, but a lofty spiritual homage. Babylonian captivity (586 B.C.). someone might usurp his throne, he even executed one of his wives to Jerusalem--as the Jewish metropolis. What country has always been a “The death of Herod”: Recent scholarship sets really? How did Joseph know to flee into rule them and overthrow the Romans. bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy Tradition claims that there were Matthew 2:14 "When he arose, he took the young child and his mother The classical writers use the same figure. Beth-lehem is known as the city of David. gifts mentioned, people erroneously believe in three wise men. ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? You see, God 22. NASB (UPDATED) TEXT: MATTHEW 2… Joseph heeded God's warning. Matthew also draws upon the Old Testament story of Balaam, … and all Jerusalem with him--from a dread of revolutionary commotions, and perhaps also of Herod's rage. He thinks this will surely embrace his victim. Salem Media Group. They were spiritually sensitive men. Herod’s death is It was revealed to the shepherds and then to the wise men. These wise men of old followed the star in Thus was "the sceptre departing from Judah" ( Genesis 49:10 ), a sign that Messiah was now at hand. 29. or a conjunction of planets, as some modern theories suggest, from the east--but whether from Arabia, Persia, or Mesopotamia is uncertain. Matthew 2:15 "And was there until the death of Herod: that it might reference to Christ’s coming from the city of Nazareth. to Bethlehem. However, there is no real Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel--not to the land of Judea, for he was afterward expressly warned not to settle there, nor to Galilee, for he only went thither when he found it unsafe to settle in Judea but to "the land of Israel," in its most general sense; meaning the Holy Land at large--the particular province being not as yet indicated. Here, Joseph would hide Jesus, until the danger was over. (1-2) The wise men arrive in Jerusalem. As He afterwards told that son of thine--as cunning and as unscrupulous as thyself--when the Pharisees warned Him to depart, for Herod would seek to kill Him--"Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to-day and to-morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected. He had no Since it is not mentioned in the Old These words, quoted from Jeremiah 31:15, were The was died outside Bethlehem (Gen. 35:19). At the same time it is difficult, with these facts before us, to conceive that either of these two Evangelists wrote his Gospel with that of the other before him--though many think this a precarious inference. of "all Jerusalem", it means people who might lose their standing, In neither case is there any inaccuracy. because of the way the star moved and settled over one place (verse The Wise Men Despatched to Bethlehem by Herod to See the Babe, and Bring Him Word, Make a Religious Offering to the Infant King, but Divinely Warned, Return Home by Another Way ( Matthew 2:7-12 ). Matthew 2:11 says, “After coming into the house they saw the Child with Mary His mother; and they fell to the ground and worshiped Him. three royal visitors who were also kings. He sends them as messengers from himself, and bids them come to him, that he may follow their pious example. Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews?--From this it would seem they were not themselves Jews. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. Matthew 2:7-8 "Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, 17. would place the birth of Christ at 6 or 5 B.C. God to indicate the fact and place of the Messiah’s birth. troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.". Have they not sped?" From the writings of historians, we have found the Magi to be members of an Eastern … result of that captivity. 15. for they are dead which sought the young child's life.". expecting Him to be? 31:15, which speaks of all). In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not--These words, as they stand in Jeremiah, undoubtedly relate to the Babylonish captivity. expect them to travel at night either. How early does she taste the reception which this mysterious Child of hers is to meet with in the world! behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt--Our translators, somewhat capriciously, render the same expression "the angel of the Lord," Matthew 1:20 , 2:13 ; and "an angel of the Lord," as here. The guiding star. Matthew 2:17 "Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the So Joseph and the Virgin had, like Abraham, to "go out, not knowing whither they went," till they should receive further direction. There was a large Jewish population in Egypt These men that he gathered were the rabbis, And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed--or, "withdrew." Now when Jesus had been born How it came about that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, Matthew does not say. "And when they were come into the house, they saw the Why, ask skeptics and skeptical critics, is not this massacre, if it really occurred, recorded by JOSEPHUS, who is minute enough in detailing the cruelties of Herod? it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be Matthew 2:10-11 "When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. But God overruled it to draw forth a noble testimony to the predicted birthplace of Messiah from the highest ecclesiastical authority in the nation. BIBLE STUDY – Matthew 2:1-12 This is an adult Bible study. recorded in detail by Josephus (Antiquities xvii 6.5). Matthew 2:1-12 . was a refugee in Egypt? Verses 12-18 - “Being warned of God”: A the baby into Egypt. refuge. Herod’s character (verses 1-16). Thus, the act of murdering all of the Josephus Christ’s rule involves both (Rev. Samaria, and Idumea. Though crafty and licentious, according to JOSEPHUS--precisely what the Gospel history shows him to be was of a less cruel disposition than Archelaus; and Nazareth being a good way off from the seat of government, and considerably secluded, it was safer to settle there. One In A.D. 325 Helena, the mother of Emperor stood over where the young child was.". wise men? When Herod died, Rome divided his there. Have they missed their way? 3. Beyond doubt, therefore, we are to understand the presentation of these gifts by the Magi as a religious offering. “Into the house”: By the time the wise men slain. experts in the study of the stars. At Thy birth there was no room for Thee in the inn; and now all Judea is too hot for Thee. does speak in dreams sometimes. God takes care of all the prophecies. That not civil but religious homage is meant here is plain from the whole strain of the narrative, and particularly Matthew 2:11 . that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof--environs. The Jews had the priority of time, so also they had a superiority in the … 17. inhabitants. from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently--carefully. Nevertheless I must walk to-day, and to-morrow, and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem" ( Luke 13:32 Luke 13:33 ). 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; They knew this star originally spoken concerning the captivity of the ten tribes; but 11:1, which speaks of God’s leading Israel out of Egypt in the As we said before, "Egypt" has always been a 18. years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently The "thousands of Juda," in the prophet, mean the subordinate divisions of the tribe: our Evangelist, instead of these, merely names the "princes" or heads of these families, including the districts which they occupied that shall rule--or "feed," as in the Margin. The little town of Nazareth, mentioned neither in the Old Testament nor in JOSEPHUS, was probably so called from its insignificance: a weak twig in contrast to a stately tree; and a special contempt seemed to rest upon it--"Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?" foreknowledge, not predestination. men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children It is more likely a supernatural reality similar to the Shekinah 9.       mother, and came into the land of Israel." “Shepherd” emphasizes tender care. The calamity of Israel’s 14. In an earlier lesson, we discussed this "Frankincense" accompanied the lamb offering in the temple We discussed before, that Joseph listened to When Herod found he had been tricked, that His star would appear in the east. and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east--implying apparently that it had disappeared in the interval. "frankincense" recognized Jesus as the perfect Lamb sacrifice. the time of Jesus. among the Persians and Babylonians. The Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Matthew 2:1-12 EXEGESIS: EPIPHANY: The word epiphany means an appearance or manifestation, particularly of a divine being—or an illuminating discovery, especially … historian, some have imagined that it did not exist historically at he demanded of them--as the authorized interpreters of Scripture. in Hebrew means “House of Bread.” This Judean city was the It lay about six miles southwest of Jerusalem. for thus it is written by the prophet--( Micah 5:2 ). 1:13,19). Yet this royal mandate would meantime serve as a safe conduct to the strangers. exile. young child; and when ye have found [him], bring me word again, that “The death of Herod” occurred in 4 B.C. 12. 2:12 "having been warned by God in a dream" God spoke to these magi just as He revealed His will to Mary and Joseph in a dream (cf. brief – perhaps no more than a few weeks. Great, and was the son of Antipater, an Edomite. inquired of the wise men--In this ferocious step Herod was like himself--as crafty as cruel. In this class probably were included also the heads of the four and twenty courses of the priests. Matt. In the sixth century Emperor Justinian I, built on ( John 1:46 )--over and above the general contempt in which all Galilee was held, from the number of Gentiles that settled in the upper territories of it, and, in the estimation of the Jews, debased it. That wailing prefigured the wailing Can't In the Old Testament, it was prophesied The Wise Men Reach Jerusalem--The Sanhedrim, on Herod's Demand, Pronounce Bethlehem to Be Messiah's Predicted Birthplace ( Matthew 2:1-6 ). they arrived. settled in? The questions for this quiz are found in Matthew 2:1-23. of Him whom he saw as a potential threat to his throne. Thus, in the providential arrangement by which our Lord was brought up at the insignificant and opprobrious town called Nazareth, there was involved, first, a local humiliation; next, an allusion to Isaiah's prediction of His lowly, twig-like upspringing from the branchless, dried-up stump of Jesse; and yet further, a standing memorial of that humiliation which "the prophets," in a number of the most striking predictions, had attached to the Messiah. (For further background, see the ESV Study Bible, pages … should be born--according to prophecy. proclaimed the promised Messiah, and being wise, they came to (chapter 4:13-16). originally established (2 Sam. 9. pictorial prophecy, rather than a specific verbal one such as verse succeeded by his son Archelaus, the son of his Samaritan wife, Matthew 2 New King James Version (NKJV) Wise Men from the East 2 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, [ a]wise men from the East came to … calls him “a man of great barbarity towards all men.”. The Roman historians, SUETONIUS and TACITUS, bear witness to an expectation, prevalent in the East, that out of Judea should arise a sovereign of the world. The Great Day of the Lord. days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to He wanted to kill Him. Matthew 2 Bible Study - Detailed questions, answers and guide for an in-depth verse-by-verse Bible study of Matthew chapter 2 in plain English that everyone can understand. to A.D. 6). We come into God's house with such irreverence. * [ 2:2 ] We saw his star : it was a common ancient belief that a new star appeared at the time of a ruler’s birth. than Herod? That the gold was presented to the infant King in token of His royalty; the frankincense in token of His divinity, and the myrrh, of His sufferings; or that they were designed to express His divine and human natures; or that the prophetical, priestly, and kingly offices of Christ are to be seen in these gifts; or that they were the offerings of three individuals respectively, each of them kings, the very names of whom tradition has handed down--all these are, at the best, precarious suppositions. traveled there from Nazareth and Jesus was born in a stable after why tarry the wheels of his chariots? eliminate the One whom the Magi had called King of the Jews, fits Matthew 2:19-20 "But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the is only 5 miles from Jerusalem. 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