The Flight into Egypt. Artist: Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld. Engraver: Z. Scheckel, inscribed lower right. Source: Die Bibel in Bildern, Plate 171. Click on image to enlarge it.

When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son. [Matthew 2: 14-15]

The sentence “Out of Egypt have I called my son” points to Moses and the Exodus, the supposed type or divinely intended prefiguration of Christ, and the phrase “that it might be fulfilled” makes clear the importance of proving Christ came as a type was to the author of Matthew. — George P. Landow.

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Die Bibel in Bildern [Picture Bible] von Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld. Leipzig: Georg Wigands, 1860. Hathi Digital Trust Library online version of a copy in the Getty Library. Web. 30 June 2016.

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