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Luke 2:39-40 Homeward Bound

Welcome home little family

Welcome home little family

Luke takes us back to Nazareth with Jesus and His family. I’m not sure why Luke fast forwarded here. He does not talk about Jesus’ first year to two years in Bethlehem. Nor does he mention Jesus’ time in Egypt. We have these facts from Matthew’s gospel. Joseph, Mary and Jesus returned to Nazareth after the death of Herod. Luke is not in error in what he shares because the family did complete the requirements of the law before returning to their home town.

I believe Luke’s gospel was just as inspired by the Holy Spirit as Matthew, Mark and John’s gospels. Luke’s intended audience was different too, so God prompted him to add data relevant to His intended purpose. Read more »