MATTHEW·DISTILLED (to extract the essential meaning or most important aspects of) CHAPTER (TWO) SYNOPSIS = The events surrounding Jesus’ childhood years (from approx. 2yrs old until 30 yrs. old). There are 4 main events: Birthplace at Bethlehem (1-12), Escape to Egypt (13-15), Murder of Bethlehem’s children (16-18), Settle in Nazareth (19-23). 1. Jesus’ birthplace (Bethlehem) […]
Bethlehem (Matthew 2:1-12) The account recorded in these verses are some of the most familiar in all of the gospels. They are what we read (and see depicted in nativity scenes) at Christmas. Songs have even been written to commemorate this one event (e.g. “Oh Little Star of Bethlehem”). What however we may not know, […]
1. Context determines the time frame of the primary fulfillment. 2. Many prophecies in the Bible are embedded with elements which indicate multiple fulfillment.