The Life of Jesus in Paintings at the Hermitage, St. Petersburg

   P.1354 - §3 The massacre of these infants took place about the middle of October, 6 B.C., when Jesus was a little over one year of age. But there were believers in the coming Messiah even among Herod's court attachés, and one of these, learning of the order to slaughter the Bethlehem boy babies, communicated with Zacharias, who in turn dispatched a messenger to Joseph; and the night before the massacre Joseph and Mary departed from Bethlehem with the babe for Alexandria in Egypt. In order to avoid attracting attention, they journeyed alone to Egypt with Jesus. They went to Alexandria on funds provided by Zacharias, and there Joseph worked at his trade while Mary and Jesus lodged with well-to-do relatives of Joseph's family. They sojourned in Alexandria two full years, not returning to Bethlehem until after the death of Herod.
  Virgin Mary
  Adoration of Shepherds that never happened
   Massacre of the Innocents
   Mother and Child
   Mother and Child + Others
   Holy Family
   Childhood of Jesus
   Death of Joseph
   John the Baptist
   Marriage at Cana
   Feast at the House of Simon the Pharisee
  Samaritan Woman
  Entry into Jerusalem
  Temple Clensing
   The Last Supper
   Descent from the Cross
  After Ascension
   Mother of Jesus
   Mary Magdalene
   Apostle Paul
   Saints and Martyrs
   Adam and Eve
   Other Old Testament Paintings