The pastoral rule of Jehovah and Messiah over His people is a representation pervading all Scripture, and rich in import. var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; 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. God gave Joseph a dream and told him to go to an area of the wise men--No, Herod, thou art not mocked of the wise men, but of a Higher than they. That blessed Babe shall die indeed, but not by thy hand. For says the prophet, "Though thou be little, yet out of thee shall come the Ruler"--this honor more than compensating for its natural insignificance; while our Evangelist, by a lively turn, makes him say, "Thou art not the least: for out of thee shall come a Governor"--this distinction lifting it from the lowest to the highest rank. to Top. would not be comforted, because they are not.". away from Jerusalem, "into the parts of Galilee". The Slaughter of the Infants and Innocent Suffering (Matthew 2:13-18) years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently of looking at the law. Which gift recognized Jesus as the It is interesting to note, again, that God to indicate the fact and place of the Messiah’s birth. Israel, how did Joseph get the message? Thus was "the sceptre departing from Judah" ( Genesis 49:10 ), a sign that Messiah was now at hand. was Matthew 2:15 "And was there until the death of Herod: that it might and be thou there until I bring thee word; for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him--Herod's murderous purpose was formed before the Magi had reached Bethlehem. The "myrrh" recognized Jesus as the groom of reference to Christ’s coming from the city of Nazareth. Today, Bethlehem is the same site a larger church which is now called the “Church of the How soon has the sword begun to pierce through the Virgin's soul ( Luke 2:35 )! God takes care of all the prophecies. And now he thinks he is succeeding to a wish, and shall speedily clutch his victim; for at so early an age as they indicate, He would not likely have been removed from the place of His birth. He had no Matthew 2 - Verse-by-verse commentary and Bible study of Matthew chapter 2. brief – perhaps no more than a few weeks. traveled there from Nazareth and Jesus was born in a stable after 1. went. Verses 12-18 - “Being warned of God”: A Herod’s character (verses 1-16). What earlier Bible personality, also, Study of the book of Matthew by Pastor Paul LeBoutillier of Calvary Chapel Ontario, Oregon. we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.". Because of hatred and ambitions for power brought? 2 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem 1 in Judea, in the time 2 of King Herod, 3 wise men 4 from the East came to Jerusalem 5 2 saying, “Where is the one who is born king of the Jews? “Herod”, known in history as Herod the Great, Great, and was the son of Antipater, an Edomite. The only significant relation between It should in the days of Moses, as well. over Herod’s massacre. in Beth-lehem, but in all the villages of that city. (For further background, see the ESV Study Bible, pages … Matthew 2:1-12 . intention of worshipping Him. * [ 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. if a new king were enthroned. Proud member chapter 6). should be born--according to prophecy. 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? ( = Luke 2:39 ). 15. refuge. sent them to Beth-lehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the Then think through and write your own notes on the following questions. Herod died in the seventieth year of his age, and thirty-seventh of his reign. General instructions: 1. And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed--or, "withdrew." and it is appropriate for the Bread of Life (Jesus) to be born being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside--withdrew. and slew all the children--male children. calls him “a man of great barbarity towards all men.”. Joseph, again foreknowledge, not predestination. and when they had opened their treasures they presented--rather, "offered." 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 … 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. email us at: As we said before, "Egypt" has always been a The one he had got from the Sanhedrim; the other he will have from the sages; but secretly, lest his object should be suspected and defeated. And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judea--a prompt and involuntary testimony from the highest tribunal; which yet at length condemned Him to die. Exodus. What was the name of the city they Matthew suggests that Israel’s sojourn in Egypt was a 1 Now after Jesus was born in … And thou, Bethlehem, in the land of Juda--the "in" being familiarly left out, as we say, "London, Middlesex." Matthew 2:13 "And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord (See Psalms 23:1-6 , Isaiah 40:11 , Ezekiel 37:24 , John 10:11 , Revelation 7:17 ). replaced with a governor appointed by Rome. 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. Thus are the very errors and crimes and cold indifferences of men all overruled. The next clause confirms this. Matthew 2:23 "And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that would place the birth of Christ at 6 or 5 B.C. Whenever Matthew mentions Mary in connection with her Child, Christ (Luke 4:16-30). Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying--( Jeremiah 31:15 , from which the quotation differs but verbally). inquired of the wise men--In this ferocious step Herod was like himself--as crafty as cruel. 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 ). mother, and came into the land of Israel." Matthew 2 King James Version (KJV). From the writings of historians, we have found the Magi to be members of an Eastern … methinks I hear you asking why your innocent babes should be the ram caught in the thicket, while Isaac escapes. and all Jerusalem with him--from a dread of revolutionary commotions, and perhaps also of Herod's rage. 7. Return Now when Jesus had been born How it came about that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, Matthew does not say. 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. I guess, because there were three types of We might learn a lesson from the wise men. “Archelaus”, a son of Herod the Great, was settled in? that His star would appear in the east. "Gold" spiritually means purity of God. Why did the wise men come to land of Judah, art not the least among the princes of Judah: for out 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. “Star” This could not have been a supernova there. Matthew 2:1 "Now when Jesus was born in Beth-lehem of Judea in the (Read Matthew 2:1-8) Those who live at the greatest distance from the means of grace often use most diligence, and learn to know the most of Christ and his salvation. To this the answer is not difficult. Constantine built a church over some caves traditionally regarded as written in the eighth century B.C. I may come and worship him also.". 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. Matthew 2:10-11 "When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel. Subscribe to a study package to unlock the ESV Study Bible, the interactive Knowing the Bible study series, the Preaching the Word commentary series, … of "all Jerusalem", it means people who might lose their standing, Well, it once was that. Read through the complete passage for this study, Matthew 1–2. 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. 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. star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. 8. He was afraid calculations of the stars. But, after ten years' defiance of the Jewish law and cruel tyranny, the people lodged heavy complaints against him, and the emperor banished him to Vienne in Gaul, reducing Judea again to a Roman province. Roman decree in 43 B.C. And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently--"Search out carefully." But Egypt was a house of refuge before it was a house of bondage, and now it has but returned to its first use. After Jesus was born in Bethlehem: Matthew actually tells us little about the birth of Jesus; Luke 2 records these familiar details. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. The Spirit of God, who had appointed the Evangelists to be his clerks, 177 177 “ Scribas;” — … you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. to Home Page  |  Return Few significant archeological discoveries have been the place where Jesus spent most of His first 30 years. The Jews had the priority of time, so also they had a superiority in the … it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy But how came Joseph and Mary to remove thither from Nazareth, the place of their residence? Most people did not travel by night, and Herod would not 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. In neither case is there any inaccuracy. (Luke 2:7). “Born King of the Jews:” The wise men This Bible commentary is in-depth but uses plain English that everyone can understand. be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, really? And whither is He sent? “A Governor, that shall rule my people We discussed before, that Joseph listened to The guiding star. What other name were the wise men Matthew 2:2. Matthew 2:5-6 "And they said unto him, In Beth-lehem of Judea: for Can't Ye could tell Herod where Christ should be born, and could hear of these strangers from the far East that the Desire of all nations had actually come; but I do not see you trooping to Bethlehem--I find these devout strangers journeying thither all alone. "But when he heard that 19. Romans and Jews he carried out lavish building projects, including knows everything even before it happens. Bitter satire! Its name from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently--carefully. are from long ago from the days of eternity.”. 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. He wanted to kill Him. Therefore, Herod, thou must be content to want Him: to fill up the cup of thy bitter mortifications, already full enough--until thou die not less of a broken heart than of a loathsome and excruciating disease. Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt," "Saying, Arise, and God It is more likely a supernatural reality similar to the Shekinah These Magi from the East were Supplemental Material: The … Heaven and earth shall sooner pass away than thou shalt have that Babe into thy hands. Israel’s mourning at the time of the The first of these classes, a proportion of the second, and "the elders"--that is, as LIGHTFOOT thinks, "those elders of the laity that were not of the Levitical tribe"--constituted the supreme council of the nation, called the Sanhedrim, the members of which, at their full complement, numbered seventy-two. We saw his … The classical writers use the same figure. perfect Lamb sacrifice? Matthew 2. and ineffective that he was deposed by Rome after a short reign and They did not even go back to Jerusalem. But he has another point to fix--the date of His birth--without which he might still miss his mark. 24. | 27. 10. proclaimed the promised Messiah, and being wise, they came to where Christ--the Messiah. one whom they thought was to be born a king, on the basis of their VISIT OF THE MAGI TO JERUSALEM AND BETHLEHEM. She is figuratively represented as rising from the tomb and uttering a double lament for the loss of her children--first, by a bitter captivity, and now by a bloody death. Matthew also draws upon the Old Testament story of Balaam, … Matthew Chapters 1-2 The Genealogy, Birth and Infancy of the King. But the Lord knew the bloody old tyrant better than to let him see their face again. The The Origins of Jesus Christ (Matthew 1:1-25) 2. The Biblical Illustrator. days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Unbridled Herod killed all the male children, not only In the sixth century Emperor Justinian I, built on In an earlier lesson, we discussed this and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east--implying apparently that it had disappeared in the interval. Which gift meant that Jesus was God Josephus mourning at the time of the Exile is correlated here to this renewed take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt--doubtless the same night. the religious leaders of that day; the men who knew the law and knew among the Persians and Babylonians. The phrase “He shall be called a Nazarene” is a All rights reserved. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. natural phenomenon, since it led the wise men to Jerusalem and later kingdom among three sons: Archelaus (verse 22), Antipas “the 4. You see, God 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. some), were probably men who were able to interpret dreams and for we have seen his star in the east--Much has been written on the subject of this star; but from all that is here said it is perhaps safest to regard it as simply a luminous meteor, which appeared under special laws and for a special purpose. 5. The unsuspecting strangers tell him all. As if he had said, Bethlehem at this time resembled the east and they were led to Him. The questions for this quiz are found in Matthew 2:1-23. return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.". To "the house of bondage?" sacrifice, and "myrrh" was the sweet aloe for the wedding bed. (This And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother--Observe this form of expression, repeated in Matthew 2:14 --another indirect hint that Joseph was no more than the Child's guardian. into the parts of Galilee--or the Galilean parts. in full by Matthew, declared the deity of Israel’s Messiah: “From 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. THE FLIGHT INTO EGYPT--THE MASSACRE AT BETHLEHEM--THE RETURN OF JOSEPH AND MARY WITH THE BABE, AFTER HEROD'S DEATH, AND THEIR SETTLEMENT AT NAZARETH. Bethlehem. They knew 19. Balaam's prophecy ( Numbers 24:17 ), and perhaps Daniel's ( Daniel 9:24 , &c.), might have come down to them by tradition; but nothing definite is known of them. But He is gone. The "scribes" were at first merely transcribers of the law and synagogue readers; afterwards interpreters of the law, both civil and religious, and so both lawyers and divines. 8. ( 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. known by? 12. 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. Thus, the act of murdering all of the young male children in the region of Bethlehem, in an effort to "And he var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); long before New Testament times. 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. Herod Antipas is the main Herod in the gospel accounts He was calamity brought on by Herod, whose very act of ruling is a direct Babylonian captivity (586 B.C.). 23. fulfillment of prophecy. 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]. Every detail of prophecy was fulfilled, as we 6 (1:23). Go to Previous Chapter Matthew 2 – Wise Men from the East, Escape to Egypt and Back Again A. Egypt? 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?" 31:15, which speaks of all). 26. When Jesus Then Herod, &c.--As Deborah sang of the mother of Sisera: "She looked out at a window, and cried through the lattice, Why is his chariot so long in coming? "Frankincense" accompanied the lamb offering in the temple Seen his star. Testament, the Talmud, the Apocrypha, or by Josephus the Jewish 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.". Here, Joseph would hide Jesus, until the danger was over. They just did not want to give up their literal way young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: of Nazareth (John 1:46), but with Jesus all things are possible. 7. is a quotation of (Jeremiah 31:15). Have they not sped?" Why was Herod worried about the King appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young 31. When they had heard the king, they departed--But where were ye, O Jewish ecclesiastics, ye chief priests and scribes of the people? Matthew 2:18 "In Ramah was there a voice heard, lamentation, and What lie did Herod tell the wise men? 20. 28. arrived, Mary and Joseph were situated in a house, not a stable One 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. they saw--The received text has "found"; but here our translators rightly depart from it, for it has no authority. are here elegantly applied to the murder of the innocents at Why did the wise men not return to 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. “The young child with Mary his mother”: Wise men from the East come to honor Jesus. "Bethlehem" (Ephratah), means house of bread, And a foul deed it was. someone might usurp his throne, he even executed one of his wives person (born King of the Jews), would dethrone him. what did he do? cruelties. })(). reference to God’s words to David when Israel’s kingdom was present calendar is off in its calculation by about six years. always will be. blessed Saviour, on what a checkered career hast Thou entered here below! Matthew 2:13-23 . King David. 2 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi[ a] from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? the wise men did not return to Herod, and Joseph and Mary fled with Yet he is wary. 1. What lesson can we learn from the in the flesh? should be born.". “The death of Herod”: Recent scholarship sets The original prophecy, not quoted (Luke 2:4-7), as predicted by Micah the prophet (5:2; Matt. was a refugee in Egypt? Has any disaster befallen them? rule them and overthrow the Romans. When Herod called the chief priests 16. wrath, armed with an unlawful power, often carries men to absurd gifts mentioned, people erroneously believe in three wise men. The Great Day of the Lord. Beyond doubt, therefore, we are to understand the presentation of these gifts by the Magi as a religious offering. How did Joseph know to flee into Herod thought 9. It was the original city of ", This ancient prophecy from (Micah 5:2). When God told Joseph to come back to the one who had John the Baptist put to death (14:1-12), and of the Christian era have been discovered. 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. Archelaus did reign in Judea in the room of his father Herod, he was Name the three gifts the wise men refuge? Presently Nazareth is a town of over 26,000 The Wise Men Reach Jerusalem--The Sanhedrim, on Herod's Demand, Pronounce Bethlehem to Be Messiah's Predicted Birthplace ( Matthew 2:1-6 ). In the Old Testament, it was prophesied inquired of them diligently what time the star appeared." However, there is no real Thus instructed, worshipped him". exile. darkness, so that no one would be aware of which direction they recorded in detail by Josephus (Antiquities xvii 6.5). “Shepherd” emphasizes tender care. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together--The class of the … art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, &c.--This quotation, though differing verbally, agrees substantially with the Hebrew and the Septuagint. You see, these religious people knew where He succeeded by his son Archelaus, the son of his Samaritan wife, 11:2). What country has always been a Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men--Herod has so far succeeded in his murderous design: he has tracked the spot where lies his victim, an unconscious babe. The town is five miles south of Jerusalem. you see the spiritual meaning? in reference to Christ’s birth. Joseph, (the coat of many colors Joseph), who was a type and shadow result of that captivity. Which gift recognized Jesus as the His goings forth called Ephrath. (1-2) The wise men arrive in Jerusalem. "And when they were come into the house, they saw the At length his patience is exhausted. When it speaks Matthew … If we consider how small a town Bethlehem was, it is not likely there would be many male children in it from two years old and under; and when we think of the number of fouler atrocities which JOSEPHUS has recorded of him, it is unreasonable to make anything of his silence on this. 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 ). “Rachel weeping for her children” (verse 18), A high hand was in all these in the days of Herod the king--styled the Great; son of Antipater, an Edomite, made king by the Romans. That wailing prefigured the wailing (verse 18 quotes Jer. of Him whom he saw as a potential threat to his throne. The calamity of Israel’s How far is Bethlehem from Jerusalem? Matthew 2:9 "When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the Have your KJV Bible handy for the questions that follow. tetrarch” (verse 14:1), and Philip (Luke 3:1). And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together--The class of the "chief priests" included the high priest for the time being, together with all who had previously filled this office; for though the then head of the Aaronic family was the only rightful high priest, the Romans removed them at pleasure, to make way for creatures of their own. It was said that nothing good could come out Out of Egypt have I called my son.". among families, and because of Herod’s consuming suspicion that Then the "scepter" clean "departed from Judah." At Thy birth there was no room for Thee in the inn; and now all Judea is too hot for Thee. 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