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In the Year of our LORD Jesus Christ
2018
-- As of January 20, 2017
A Sigh Of Relief With The Inauguration Of Donald John Trump as President of the United States of America, And Hope For A Prosperous Future For All United States Citizens (we who are a nation called "the melting pot of the world"). We shall be great and exceptionally great again.

It is likely that the entries to this blog will be less frequent than in years past. I do intend to keep this blog active, and to offer insightful information and/or opinion (and sometimes humor and/or entertainment on occasion) when I do post.


Peace and Liberty. Semper Fidelis.









Tuesday, February 13, 2018

INFOWARS #PatriotChallenge Entry: "Complacency To Action Is Just That." A Fictional Story To Help Patriots Process That Complacency Also Perpetuates Losing What Little You Had Left.


  
This is an INFOWARS  #PatriotChallenge  Entry. 


 This is my original creative work product, created by me in this past hour.  

Complacency To Action Is Just That.

  I stood there, with nowhere to run, and nowhere to go.  I peered through my front window, standing back in the shadows and darkness, in shock and in dread.  The helicopter could be heard swirling about my residence overhead, moving close until the very whoop-whoop-whoop was as if it would fall on top of my head and the pressure of the very air changed, and then slowly moved away, but always to come back and move away again.   Overzealous men clad in body armor with blue helmets and foreign uniforms that I did NOT recognize ran in para-military fashion to and fro, positioning themselves, pointing their handguns, shotguns, and rifles toward where I was, as though not quite seeing me.  As I peered through the front window, I saw that it was ME they were coming for.  Me. 

8,000,000 foreign soldiers and aliens made up this new Global United Nations police force (that in the last 90 days has overwhelmed this once sovereign land), and has now sent over 30 of their boots on the ground and one helicopter against me.  And what’s with these rug cleaning and painter’s trucks following behind these foreign army troops as if part of their group?  Why are all these guys here? 

Why?  What was my crime?  I dared to vocalize for the way it used to be, when, before the Article V Convention farce that was for a full Communistic Totalitarian Overthrow of the United States, that the United States still had the Bill of Rights.  Before Google took full control of the Internet and all telecommunications as the sole provider and based its new rules authority in Shanghai China, locking it down from access to all but its chosen select, destroying many tens of millions of jobs, and seizing all electronic bank accounts as asset forfeiture in the name of the New Society, just last month…before that happened I shared my reminiscence of the fact of what is history now, of when just months ago it was still permissible to have a freedom to voice a personal opinion or view; of when it was still permissible to believe in my own religious faith; of when it was NOT unlawful to proclaim historical fact, that there was even a George Washington or a United States Constitution, something that is outlawed as a lie now, as if outlawing it changes the reality of what once was, and recreates a new society with a new reality without wiping clean those of us who actually DO remember.   

Vocalizing opposition and trying to persuade only, as I had done, was NOT enough.  Tens of thousands of patriots to that Constitutional Republic that was taken from us, selectively fought, but failed in the end because they neither did it collectively, nor did they take out the heads of those who betrayed us, be they the movers and shakers of the political, the industrial and technological and banking, or the neo-New Society Communist educational or what have you.  The leaders, the leaders and those they appointed to carry it out, or to train and advise.  I should have picked my own select group of potential targets, and I should have selectively taken the initiative to take them out as targets of opportunity…with no cell phones, no gps giveaways, and changes of getaway methods and routes with pre-established safe zones to get to, along and altered appearances with 4 changes down.

But here I am, moving over to cover, with just a simple firearm for home defense, and….

What’s this strange microwave feeling of heat?  On my head.   Now also on my back?   And now also on my chest?  Oh no….

“Brrrrrahhhht!”

“Boom!”

Click.  “Door is breached!  Team 1!  Go! Go! Go!”


“Brrrrrahhhht!” “Brrrrrahhhht!”  “Bam, bam, bam!”


Click 2:  “This is Team 1!  Not only is Target is down, but all former co-residents as well.   Location ready for the asset forfeiture janitorial and maintenance team to roll up and make entry.  Location will be available for Agenda 2050 migration rehabilitation in 14 hours.  Team 1 moving to next target location.  Team 1 out!”


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Post-Infowars Patriot Challenge Entry... A Resource Addition: 

For those who would like information about Article V Convention, please look at the works of Publius Huldah at:



Sunday, January 21, 2018

Obama Authorized Spying On Trump: GCHQ Document October 1, 2017 Vegas Massacre End Product Of Fast And Furious Via Obama & Holder Since At Least September 2010ff.

British Intelligence Document shows that in August 2016, Obama requested a FOREIGN GOVERNMENT (the United Kingdom, i.e. Great Britain) to spy on a United States Presidential Candidate and his Campaign Organization and to report that espionage back to him (Obama).  After Donald Trump’s election, Susan Rice asked the British Foreign Intelligence service to continue its espionage of a legally elected President Elect of the United States.   

Says Hal Turner: 
This is one of the TOP SECRET Documents being mentioned to members of Congress in the four page FISA Abuse Memo released by the House Intelligence Committee to members, which has now resulted in the trending #ReleaseTheMemo social media effort. 

The TOP SECRET MEMO from GCHQ is herewith published below:


 



  
"Date: 17 November 2016

GCHQ Reference A/7238/6547/12" 
  

"1. On 28 August 2016, GCHQ / CSO filed for permission to execute Project FULSOME at the request of the US President, seeking intelligence gathering into the Trump Organization and Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., both located at 725 5th Avenue, New York, NY USA. Activities include foreign and US domestic signals collection...."



"4. US National Security Advisor Rice has requested 
       that we continue our surveillance, during the 
       transition period...."





[[[[Update: January 23 2018

Authorized Release of FISA Report, Long Documenting Some Section 702 Authorization Violations And Abuses

See page 16 of the enclosed embedded document and watch the below interview with former NSA deputy head William Binney, who points out the NSA focuses collection of all data, ALL MCT upstream in the USA on any collection of an alleged target and sifts.  

The walkaway point on this exposure appears to be:  That NSA collected MCT Upstream Data such as this, collected en masse for an entire internet relay or what have you,  has been used for blackmail and other illegal purposes, especially against Congress, the judiciary, and many others.  Hundreds of thousands of people are sifted through between target dates and times, and all information in that period is then subject to criminal use by those at NSA, if not others.  Not discussed is perhaps identity theft and other activities by those at NSA by low level employees and contractors and sub-contractors self-profiteering for personal gain or political or anti-religious vindictiveness might also be at play?  




https://www.infowars.com/exclusive-infowars-releases-secret-fisa-memo/



End of January 23, 2018 update]]]]  








There are a couple things we ought to review, as it unexpectedly ties into Vegas, an October 1, 2017 mass murder spree that was CRIMINALLY fabricated for mass consumption to name a lone gunman (Stephen Paddock) as the ONLY shooter





 and that it goes way beyond Paddock himself, the now known to us alleged to be a self-employed Middle Eastern Arms Dealer who was a  U.S. Citizen and just happened to be a Central Intelligence Agency employee of some sort, allegedly a convert to ISIS and ANTIFA (that is ties to George Soros funded anarchists) who just happened to be enabled, and protected by both the CIA and Department of Justice while winked at by the Department of Homeland Security, while being directly tied into Fast and Furious Arms Smuggling from the U.S to ISIS, and allegedly an associate of those who worked directly for Prince bin Talal of Saudi Arabia.
The same Saudi Prince bin Talal,  who weeks after Vegas, was arrested and tortured mildly


 for what he and his diplomatic immunity Intel Agents did to the U.S. Citizens, the arrest and mild torture being done to appease President Trump and as a public media public relations sign of pseudo-justice to keep President Trump's mouth shut or taking military action against Saudi Arabia itself.  


 First is the Alex Jones interview of May 16, 2016 




which (after the fact) we learn that border crossings in Arizona were by default from the information,  CIA and other U.S. Intelligence sanctioned and approved (specifically Jeh Johnson Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice Attorney General) primary in and out arms smuggling route from 2010 to 2016 that was still used by Prince bin Talal’s boys, i.e., his ETS / ISIS team in Vegas for the October 1, 2017 massacre.



With regard to when in December 2010 that U.S. Border Agent Brian Terry was killed, as a result of Eric Holder's gun smuggling, allegedly in other sources to attempt to blame gun owners in the USA and attempt to subvert the Second Amendment, with regard to the victim of ambush and a disarmed U.S. Border Agent Brian Terry, it was reported that he was part of an  "an elite unit within the Border Patrol, [that]  had deployed in the desert to locate a drug gang, known as a rip crew, that had terrorized the Nogales, Ariz., area for months." --"New court documents reveal final moments of border agent Brian Terry’s life"

By Laura Prabucki, William La Jeunesse  Published February 05, 2014 





Nogales from 2010 to 2017 was a U.S. Intelligence KNOWN primary arms smuggling U.S-Mexico border crossing route for weapons shipped out by CIA and CIA contractors for not only ISIS, but other entities; and inside the U.S., we can see the Interstates on a map connected with a direct line through Tucson and then Phoenix and then Vegas that is relevant to the Paddock and Saudi / ISIS arms smuggling that made its way through Mexico, out to Morocco, and points beyond in the Middle East to ISIS itself. 



 Phoenix (former Sheriff Arpaio's old turf) was part of the Interstate transportation factor of the travel route, and with this realization, we can better understand part of why (from a different angle and a different reason than the obvious fake Obama birth document) that Arpaio was so persecuted by the Obama Department of Injustice and a crooked judge. We only are able to realize this post-Vegas massacre.



This smuggling operation is part of the Eric Holder sanctioned Racketeering and Protection series of Organized Crime right out of the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, starting 2009 and certainly in full swing by 2010.



Shipments were KNOWN to have gone by way of Mexico to Morocco to Al Qaeda / ISIS in the Middle East and those alerting the Pentagon and the U.S. Department of State in or about May  2016 and before were  being told to "Shut up and stand down", or words to this effect.  



March 30, 2016, two months earlier, Infowars reported:


"To recap:

• Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from 2006 through 2010 convince straw dealers to sell weapons to suspected arms traffickers who may in turn sell them over to Mexican cartels, ostensibly to track the cartels.

• On December 14, 2010 while conducting operations in Nogales, Arizona, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was shot and died while attempting to arrest five individuals. Two of the guns found at the scene were linked to Fast and Furious.

• Smith-Meck claims weapons were sold in Mexico to middle eastern arms dealers in September 2010. A Moroccon DST commander – on 16 October 2010 also reported Fast and Furious weapons were in the kingdom of Morocco en route to arm the rebels in Algeria.

• Smith-Meck asserts guns, rifles, grenades, grenade launchers, military grade night vision goggles, black special forces tactical uniforms, as well as military equipment and installations were involved.

• Lt. Col Smith-Meck’s research into Terry’s death has led him to suspect a wider weapons transfer scheme may be amidst.

• Smith-Meck predicts a mid-May arms transfer.

• The retired Marine has been target of harassment and intimidation since looking into the case.

Watch the full interview with Lt. Col. Matt Smith-Meck and Kent Terry below:"







Eric Holder, in case you didn't know it, prior to Fast and Furious,  has a history relating to "arms smuggling" association, and a lack of morals to where arms smuggling is the same (to him) as doing nothing wrong, or words to this effect.  For example:  

"In 2007, then private attorney Eric Holder defended the group that funneled $1.7 million into the Columbian group AUC (Autodefensas Unidas de Colombia) – a U.S. designated terrorist organization.  

In addition to funding, Chiquita International Brands (CIB) helped the group illegally import over 3,000 AK-47s and 5 million rounds of ammunition into a country ripped apart by drug wars. 

 And Eric Holder not only defended CIB, he initially argued to the court that CIB had done nothing wrong. 

 When that did not work, he helped CIB negotiate a relatively small fine and eliminate legal penalties for the CIB employees who facilitated the illicit weapons transactions."
 -- so states: Mary Lewis, Chair  07/09/2011 in a fund-raising e-mail for www.LifeAndLibertyPAC.org

And since the pro-Muslim (anti-Christian) Obama Administration itself was not above strategically placing ISIS supporters in places like the IRS to cook the books and take retribution on its enemies...





we ought not to place them on any moral plane of honesty or integrity, but rather know that they come at you already bent toward deceit and robbery and treachery and view it as doing nothing wrong (from their viewpoint) at all, and to hell with any law that says otherwise (according to their clandestine and sometimes public way of doing business).  


The whole Vegas October 1, 2017 Massacre, tied to Fast and Furious, arms for ISIS, 

was a blow-back by ISIS involved Saudi Arabian principals in the arms smuggling that was being cut off, 

ending for now in the deaths of 58 U.S. Citizens and some 490 something wounded, and perhaps starting killing U.S. Citizens with  the death of Brian Terry in 2010.

But,  it all begins with a criminal Eric Holder and Barack Hussein Obama, and if and when it is finally blown open, it will also judiciously in both criminal and civil courts expose the October 1, 2017 as tied BOTH to Fast and Furious 

and to the Obama Administration materially aiding and abetting Al Qaeda / ISIS terrorists we were legally at war with, 


http://brianroysinput.blogspot.com/2014/09/a-first-draft-of-charges.html

against the United States and the Citizens thereof, which is TREASON punishable by death according to the Constitution of the United States, the Supreme Law of the Land (as it notes of itself in Article 6 and to which the U.S. Supreme Court agrees with); and the very acts of TREASON via materially aiding and abetting ISIS and carrying out Fast and Furious arm supplying while murdering and being directly co-conspirators and complicit in the murders of United States Citizens, require the arrest of Eric Holder, Loretta Lynch, Obama, and probably about 80 upper level to top people who were in the Obama Administration, a number of them holdovers into the Trump Administration.



Perhaps 2018 will be the year of certain of the Obama Administration  Racketeering And Criminal Organization top players do us all a favor and start going suicidal rather than allowing themselves to be arrested and tried and convicted and 
sent to prison.  May they make that eternal leap into hell and of their own free will choice without coercion, start the beginning sentence of their own eternal damnation,  dropping their souls from the face of the earth of their own free will and accord, and leave behind damning evidence against their co-conspirators in the process, with documents and videos or with last words naming dates, times, names and quotations.  

-- That's my input or editorial comment for now.  Peace.  

Sunday, January 14, 2018

A Few Interesting Post Vegas October 1, 2017 Massacre Videos in January 2018.




"Forensic crime scene analysis strongly suggests that the "official" Las Vegas Shooting narrative that Stephen Paddock shot over 200 rounds at Jesus Campos through his Mandalay Bay doors is absolutely FALSE."  January 6, 2018.  -- 

"Youtube account": Blackstone Intelligence Network

Video:



Bullets shot INTO the room, NOT out from the room for a Fourth Version Public Relations Spin on what happened...no it happened this way...no that way...and now yet another cover your ass set of lies to once again cover up Saudi Prince Bin Talal's diplomatic immunity Saudi Intel Officers killing United States Citizens with another timeline and events fabrication, abridged version, and disinformation along with a touch of magician diversion slight of hand verbiage forthcoming? 

Suction Cup capability to interior remove and replace Mandalay Bay windows almost too obvious.  
January 11, 2018 posting by "Youtube account": Blackstone Intelligence Network

Video:  





Vegas Shooting: Coroners Report - Statistical Analysis

"Youtube account": John E Hoover
 January 8, 2018




Linked: 
Coroner's Bullshit Report of October 1, 2017 Massacre - Paraphrased:
 "Eh, the 58 dead, they were homicides." 
And exactly what do these cover up assholes in Vegas expect the response to be?
  "Wow!   No shit?"
https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/4335732-1-Oct-Cause-and-Manner.html


Inside Job To Cover Up.  Assistant Sheriff SUDDENLY given cushy overpaid job as Casino head of security as reward for Vegas Massacre Cover-up and Suppression of Evidence.



Hat tips to Intellihub and Infowars.  

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Update: January 15, 2018

Also refer to previous posts: 




On January 15, 2018, it is breaking that alleged Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos, was de facto NOT a Mandalay Bay security guard at all, and  was NOT employed by Mandalay Bay as security or anything else there, and Mandalay Bay has NO IDEA who he was or who actually "employed Campos" (i.e., which begs the question: was he yet another Intel plebe or underworld hire by Intel that had his cover blown)?



https://www.intellihub.com/mandalay-bay-security-guards-employees-say-they-dont-know-who-jesus-campos-or-steve-schuck-is-report/

Intellihub excerpts: 

"...[T]here were less than 20 security guards on the payroll around the time of the shooting, all of whom know each other.


“They security guards don’t know who Jesus Campos is,” Morphonios explained. “They have no idea who this guy is, that we are being told was a Mandalay Bay security guard that went to the rescue.”

"...Astonishingly, all of this dovetails with information obtained in late October by investigative reporter Laura Loomer which shows that Jesus Campos was not listed in the hotel’s employee database."


"...Crowdsource the Truth’s Jason Goodman interviewed a Mandalay Bay security guard assigned to the 32nd-floor on Nov. 11, 2017, who told him that he did not know Campos either."




58 dead in Vegas, 557 alleged people shot at the October 1, 2017 massacre according to Federal Warrant submission (Court submitted) documents:



More to come... 

End of Update: January 15, 2018

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Update: January 22, 2018

Below is a commentary reply I did to a story (one of several across various internet locations)  where someone bragged that there was even a second shooter during the October 1, 2017 massacre  as if clearly inferring (if not just manifestly saying) that's all there was, and was vindicated in saying that.  It is not all hyperlinked, some youtube videos and stories at Intellihub, Infowars, Bill Still, and various places can still be found showing scattered and not yet brought together reports that show this listing I give to be much or mostly to the same effect, though no one to my knowledge has put a full comprehensive list as yet, though a few give probably more than half of what I list below in at least one article, if I recall correctly.  I probably could add a few more locations to the list, but it is a good starting point for now.

  I figure some 10 to 12 DIFFERENT shooters total were involved, not counting any other assistance personnel on scene such as reconnaissance and logistics support, and it should be noted that the shooters were fluid and moving during the events, so that aside from Paddock's alledged room location, only the reconnaissance and logistics support were stationary at any length of time during these events. And perhaps the shooter on top of Mandalay Bay, allegedly a photographer, was both a recon and a shooter from his vantage point?  The FBI refuses to investigate and in my opinion is part of the Criminal Massacre of U.S. Citizens in Vegas, and in my opinion that is especially true of the Special Agent in Charge on "investigating" this Massacre and refusing to name any other than Paddock despite hundreds of contrary witnesses and volumes and hundreds of hours of recording of evidence, much of which they of the FBI in Vegas prefer to just wipe clean and pretend never existed.   


How many shooters?

More than a few:  See first half of https://youtu.be/0n8SPRmdgbQ

Which doesn’t even get the half of it.

1.       Alleged Active shooter from Paddock’s suite.
Or was it Campos (who was NOT on Mandalay payroll, nor did any of all Mandalay’s security team even know who he is, or for who he works for?  Or was it someone else who fired INTO Paddock’s room, to which a LAZY good for nothing Las Vegas Police Force covered up or were complicit with the corrupt FBI to cover up?
      
2.       Alleged active shooter from the suite next to Paddock’s (room rented by Paddock)

3.       Active Shooter top floor of Mandalay Bar in bar.

4.       Active shooters (at least 2) at a Las Vegas Airport on the runway or in that vicinity.


6.       Active shooter firing at least one round into concert from behind a billboard

7.       Active shooter on the ground in the midst of concert goers

8.       Active overhead helicopter doing a majority of the casualties
First seconds of:    https://youtu.be/_mS6LH6V_0U

9.       Possible active shooter on rooftop of Mandalay Bay





10.   Active shooter from location debated between 4th to 6th floor at Mandalay Bay


12.   (Possible) Active shooters at Excelsior

13.   Active shooters at Bellagio

14.   Active shooters at New York New York

15.   Active shooters at Tropicana

16.   Possible active shooters at or near Planet Hollywood  https://youtu.be/0n8SPRmdgbQ

17.   Active shooters at Aria Resort  https://youtu.be/yoh5ikyA9po
There is some sort of pedestrian bridge that links Aria with Planet Hollywood and the Cosmopolitan.

18.   Active shooters at Caesar’s Palace   https://youtu.be/yG262CFeE9A


See also:



End of Update: January 22, 2018

Thursday, December 21, 2017

MERRY CHRISTMAS! - 2017


The Kingdom of GOD is about righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit...not in word...not in food or drink...but in power...pure, peaceable, gentle, easily entreated, full of mercy and bearing good fruit, without partiality or hypocrisy, sowing the fruit of righteousness in peace among the peaceable. (Romans 14:17; I Corinthians 4:20; James 3:17-18).   








The Gospel of Matthew - The Historical Introduction in the Alternative Word Pictures with Reiterations translation - translation mine (AWPR)

Matthew 1:18-25

18) Now concerning Jesus Christ:  His coming into being was in this way; 
Mary, the mother of Him, being betrothed by marriage contract to Joseph, 
formerly and before their coming together, 
she was sought out and inquired, 
and found to be having in the womb, out by the Holy Spirit.1

19) But Joseph, the man betrothed to her, 
being righteous and just, and not having in mind -- nor the will 2 
-- to bring her alongside, to make a public show (of her),
 for the moment was willing to loose her away 
(by means of a divorce) secretly,
 and hide (her) swiftly, without notice. 

20) And as he was increasingly growing in wrath and indignation
 while dwelling thoughtfully 3 on these things: 
 Behold!  By a dream, the LORD’s Angel was seen by him, saying
                ‘ Joseph, a legitimate offspring and son of David. 
                         Do not run away in fear, 4 
                         receive and take Miriam as your bride:
                         for that which is come into being in her 
                         is out of the Spirit, and Holy.

21)              And she will bring forth and bear a Son
             and you shall call forth
             His Name as Yeshua  [Jesus]
             for He will deliver and make whole,
             saving  His people 
             from the sickness and death of their sins.’

22)             This also came into being in order 
           that it might be supplied abundantly and fulfilled,
           by that spoken with definite words -- 
           the LORD coming forth through the Prophet,5 saying,

23)             ‘Behold!  the virgin of marriageable age 
             who has never known a man,
in the belly will hold and possess,  
and will bring forth and bear a Son,
and they will call forth 
and summon the Name of Him, EMMANUEL:
the which is, being after the interpretation,
          ‘’In the midst of and among us -- GOD.’’6

24)             And Joseph, being excited in mind and body, 
      and being fully awoken from the sloth and weariness 7  
      of his slumber, he set about and completed
      those actions in what manner or way 
     (that was) expressly set and ordered him 8
      by the LORD’s angel, and took possession of his wife;

25)             and did not completely know her until
         she brought forth and bore her Son, the Firstborn.
        And he called forth and summoned 
        the Name of Him:  Yeshua  [Jesus].”

            Notes on Matthew 1:18-25

1                      This sentence as translated by the full Greek expression of word pictures, show that Miriam (Mary) was about to be taken up by her husband when she was discovered with child.  In all likelihood, it was either the appointed priest or it was  the advance ambassador of the betrothed, Joseph’s best man, who would have  the one who sought and inquired (as this verse tells us).  It is not held against Eli, Miriam’s father, nor against Miriam herself, that she is pregnant.  In fact, the conclusion points to Miriam as being part of a large household where she is never left alone.  It also indicates that she is the oldest of at least several daughters, and surrounded by overprotective aunts, or like female relatives.  If we read the passage correctly, there may be a suggestion that Miriam was sold to Joseph while as a child, prior to her reaching a state of maturity.  This is supported by the tone of the following verse, 19, in which Joseph is spoken in the manner of an old or mature individual, and Miriam as but a young girl.   

2               βουλομαι -  is willingness, as found in the moment.  That “will”  which has intent and purpose and longevity, being a continuous and active expression, is “thelo” in the Greek.  Boulomai is a mindful will that can change with a mood swing.  This is exactly what was happening with Joseph.  

3                ενθυμηθεντος  : en - meaning “in”, and thumos - the mind that is racing in agitation, indignation, anger, wrath, etc.  The scribes who are indignant, and think within how that Jesus blasphemes (Matthew 9:4), or those Pharisees who are hateful and indignant in their minds (Matthew 12:25) so as to call Jesus in league with Beelzebub, are further examples are the correctness of my translation of this verse.

4               φοβηθης  -  to terribly frighten.  In the Classical Greek,  Phobeo was used to describe those so terrified, that they ran away out of their minds with fear.  The Hebrew “charada” is closely associated with this type of fear, which also is what is told the women at the Resurrection tomb in Matthew 28:5 - “Do not fear so as to run away!”

5               Isaiah 7:14

6               Actual literal translation of   Μεθ  ημων  θεος.  In this context, as in Matthew 26:58, Peter sits “in the midst of”  the under-officers of the high priest, but not necessarily “with”. 

7                διεγερθεις “egeiro” which means ‘to rise up, to awake from sleep,’  -- intensified by “dia” -‘through’.  Mark and Luke use this descriptive word to tell of how deep a slumber Jesus was in during the raging of the wind and sea of Galilee (Mark 4:38; Luke 8:24); while John applies it to the intensity of the sea itself, as if awoken from the sleep of calmness (John 8:18).  This intensive of “egeiro” is  used again in 2 Peter, where Peter is trying to shake the sloth and slumber from the weary minds of those who believe, that they might intensely become awake to the message he  is imparting  before he dies (2 Peter 1:13, 3:1).

8                 προςεταζεν  - to arrange by or through commands, and to set in order.  In Matthew 21:6, the disciples follow the command and instruction of this word,  set about to carry out the dictum: “Go into the village opposite you, and immediately you will find an ass tied up with a colt, untie them and bring them about and lead them to Me.”  (Matthew 21:2) 




The Gospel of Luke  
  
[written circa 50 A.D. while Peter and Paul jointly preached in Corinth of Achaia]
  
2:8-21 in KJV and AWPR Translations

  
King James Version (KJV)

Alternative Word Pictures with Reiterations translation - translation mine (AWPR)

   

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.  (KJV) 
  

(8)     And Shepherds were in the fields and grazing ranges of 

          the country-side,

          the same (also) abiding / lodging in the fields

          (with the flocks [of sheep])

          and keeping a doubly protective guarded watch of the night

          over the flock  of them.

          (AWPR)



9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. (KJV) 

(9)     And behold, look and see,

an Angel (of the) LORD stood above and over them,

          and (the) LORD’s glory shone forth [great light] around them;

          and they were terrified with such a fright so as to run away,

          [it being such a mentally and spiritually overwhelming] 

             great fleeing terror.

          (AWPR)



10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.  (KJV)
  
(10)   But the Angel said to them,

          (Although you can)

‘Do not fear or be terrified with such a fright so as to run away.

              Behold, look and see,

               for I am giving forth a good proclamation of good tidings,

    of good news to you,

               which will be to the people a great joyous exultation;

          (AWPR)


  
11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.   (KJV)

(11)             because was born to you    this day / today

                    a Savior / Deliverer (from destruction) and benefactor

                    who is Christ / (the Anointed (One),

                    LORD / YHVeH / JeHoVaH,

                    in the city of David. 

          (AWPR)


  
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.   (KJV)
  
(12)             And this to you is a miraculous (and visible) Sign /

                    proof of a Miracle Of Fulfillment:

                    you will search out – inquire and find a (nourishing) baby

                    having been enwrapped about as in a band

         in a swathing / in swaddling clothes,

          laid down – placed – set in a stall.

                  [alternatively: a feeding trough].

                  (AWPR)



 13    And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,    (KJV)
  
(13)   And of a sudden – suddenly

          there was together with the Angel

          a fullness – multitude – throng of a Heavenly / Celestial army

          singing praises of approval – benefits – commendations / praising

          GOD,

          and laying down forth definite words, saying:

          (AWPR)




 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.   (KJV)


(14)            ‘Praise – honor – applause duly rendered / Glory

                     in the highest to GOD;

                     and upon Earth,

                     Peace – Tranquility – Rest – and Every Kind Of Good;

                     in men, benevolent pleasing favor – kindness  and good will.’

          (AWPR)




15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.    (KJV)


(15)   And it so happened in what manner or way,

          the angels withdrew and went away / departed

          from them into the Heaven.

         

          And the men, the Shepherds, 

          spoke up alongside and with one another,  (saying),

                   ‘Let us most definitely (now) pass through and go

                    as far as / unto Bethlehem,

                    and let us behold, see and know 

                   this pronouncement / command,

                    that having occurred and come into being,

                    the which the LORD / JeHoVaH / YHVeH

                    made known / revealed unto us.’

          (AWPR)



 16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.   (KJV)

 (16)   And they came forth so as to make a public appearance,

          urging themselves on hastily – quickly,

          and diligently sought and found out both Mariam / Mary and Joseph

          and the newborn child / baby  lying down in a stall

                             [alternatively: a feeding trough].

          (AWPR)

  
17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.   (KJV)

 17)   Then seeing and being made aware with understanding,

          they went around making it known regarding the

          Statement / Pronouncement / Command spoken to them

          regarding this child.

          (AWPR) 

  
18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.   (KJV)
    

(18)   And all those hearing and listening intently

          were struck with astonishment and marveled / wondered

          regarding / concerning the thing spoken about the Shepherds

          (who were) up alongside and with them.

          (AWPR)

  
19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.   (KJV)


(19)   Then Mariam / Mary

kept considering – pondering – mulling over – meditating

(upon) these spoken words / sayings, in the heart of her.

           (AWPR)


  

20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.   (KJV)

  
(20)   And the Shepherds turned about and returned,

                   

            [alternatively: Gr. epistrephan also means “having converted”]
  

(verbally and publicly [with loudness])

recognizing – honoring – glorifying and singing praises to GOD

for / upon / regarding all (the) things

which they attentively heard and beheld / saw,

even as (it) was spoken / proclaimed up to and alongside with them.

(AWPR)

  


21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.   (KJV)
  
(21)   And when were fulfilled – completed – accomplished

          (made fully past) 8 days to circumcise the baby,

          moreover was called forth the name of Him, Jesus / Yeshua;

          that called forth / That called from through the Angel

          before He was conceived in the womb.

          (AWPR)  
















In Judaism, there is the theological topic of Tikkun Olam, the “Restorative Repairing  (hence, “redemption”)  of the World / Ages.”     The Hebrew word Tikkun, by a secondary definition, will  incorporate the idea of  an ascending “spark” or flame, as if part of an burnt offering that  ascends up to GOD. Therefore, to be repaired or restored, one must make oneself as if a light of the menorah, or as a living allegory of the burnt offering (a living sacrifice) unto GOD.

Therefore, the basic concept of Tikkun Olam can be immediately recognized by many born-again Christians who read the priestly Gospel of John (1:1-13) where Jesus, as the light and spark of eternal life, lights the dead pilot --

(some may want to envision a gas burner or gas burning space heater that remains unlit until sparked on to give heat and fulfill its destined function in order to better grasp this concept)

-- that is within every man - woman - child of whosoever believes into and receives Him, whom  of all the world's offering of philosophy or religions or history, is EXCLUSIVELY the ONLY ONE  of OLD, even from EVERLASTING. 







Micah 5:2  
“And you, Bethlehem Ephratah,
(though you) have grown into being least and insignificant
while being among the Commanders of the Thousands of Judah;   



{read “alupe”, construct plural; not alepe}


(yet) out of you to Me,  He shall come forth to become
Compared like unto Me in a Proverb,   
                 { Numbers 21:17-18b*}


ruling with dominion in Israel;
And his forth coming origin as one going out
is from the days of eternity, since before the world (came into being).”





Matthew 2:6
“And you, Bethlehem, Land of Judah,
Not by any means least in rank, dignity, or importance are you
Among the leaders of Judah who rule as Commanders
Who exercise authority by means of both military and civil law;



Out of you for will come out and go forth from His place
A leader who will rule as a Commander
And who will exercise authority by means of both military and civil law;

Who will Shepherd the people of Me, Israel.”   



{and be their King,   2 Sam. 5:2}


----------------------------------------------------
*Numbers 21:17-18b  
17 Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well; sing ye unto it:
18 The  Cistern Well which the princes dug,
Which dug the nobles of the people,
by  the (direction of  the )  Commander of the statutes – laws –customs –decrees, with their staves.”           



"Behold!  GOD is my JESUS!
I will trust and not be afraid, for my strength and my song is YH YHVeH,
and He became to me, JESUS.
And you shall draw water with joy
out of the flowing mountain spring of JESUS."
  - Isaiah 12:2-3




In Micah 5:2, we read that the "comings forth" as umootsata(y)v  is as the source going forth, as though referring to a well spring which origin is unseen, and practically unknowable except in generality.

That origin is M'Qedem memey olam...from before the days of eternity, from before the days of the world.   










Matthew Chapter 2 in the King James Version (KJV) and Alternate with Word Pictures and Reiterations Version (AWPR)


Matthew Chapter 2

King James Version (KJV)

Alternate Word Pictures with Reiterations (AWPR) - Translation mine.



1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, (KJV)


     1)       Then Jesus / Yeshua, having been born in Bethlehem of Judea

in the days of Herod the king:

Behold, look and see;

Magi from (the) rising sun – from (the) dawn – 
     from (the) East

(publicly and noticeably) arrived into Jerusalem, 

 (AWPR)




2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. (KJV)

2)      Uttering definite words – saying:

          ‘In what place – Where is He (whom is) brought forth – born

            King of the Jews?

            For – Because   we beheld – saw – observed – watched

            the luminous body – the star of Him 
            in the East,                

            and came forth publicly so as to make an appearance

            to kiss – to adore – to show respect 
                  and falling/ prostrating obeisance

                  -  to worship him.

           (AWPR)





3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.  (KJV) 

3)      Then (paying heed and) hearing intently – listening 
          (carefully),

Herod the king

was stirred up and agitated / troubled 
with great fear and questions,

and all of Jerusalem with him.   

(AWPR)





4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.  (KJV)

4)    And gathering – assembling together

the first / chief priests and Scribes




[Scribes - includes scribes who copy the Torah, Accountants,

and Civil Servant / Officials that were Recorders, Librarians,
 and other various forms of Book or Document Keepers
 (including tax-collectors like   
 Matthew, author of this Gospel).]

            of the people,

            he asked – inquired – examined from them

            where – in what place the Christ was to be born.  

(AWPR)





5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet, (KJV)

5)     Then they said – spoke – replied to him,

          ‘In Bethlehem of Judea,

          for thus – in this manner or way

          it has been 
          engraved – inscribed – carved – written

            through the prophet,     

(AWPR)





6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor that shall rule my people Israel.  (KJV)

6)     ‘And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah,

          by no means – not at all

          are you least in rank – dignity – importance

          in – amongst the leaders – rulers – governors of Judah;

          for – because out of you will proceed / come forth

          a leader – chief – commander – ruler,

          someone who will Shepherd the people – nation

          of Me, Israel.  

(AWPR)





7 Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared. (KJV)

7)    At that time then, Herod in a manner or way
          concealed from notice –

secretly – discreetly – privately

calling – summoning forth – authoritatively invited

the Magi – the wise men

(and) asked precisely - inquired accurately / inquired exactly

from them the Time – Period – Season

of the shining – illuminating – giving light

[and remaining in that state of excessive illumination]

star – luminous body.   

(AWPR)




8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.  (KJV)

8)    And causing to go – sending them


[implies a military escort for part of the journey 
to ensure they went on the correct road and were 
certainly on their way.  Herod was in Jerusalem 
only 4.1 plus miles to the north, where sending word 
back to him could be done by one servant sent back
 on foot, even walking by lamp or torch by night,
 in just inside one hour]

into Bethlehem, he said,

          ‘Having walked and passed – having gone through,

            accurately examine – exactly with diligence find out –

             inquire thoroughly about

          regarding the little child.



          Then, as soon as – whenever you find and
          search out / discover,

          announce it to – send word to – make known to

          me,  so that I may also come up alongside with (you)

          to worship Him.’     (AWPR) 




Comment on distance:

Justin, in his Apology, 1.34, says:  "And thou, Bethlehem, the land of Judah" etc.  ‘Now there is a village in the land of the Jews, 35 stadia  [4.1 miles] from Jerusalem, in which Jesus Christ was born, as you can [still] ascertain also from the registers of the taxing made under Cyrenius, your first procurator in Judea."  It appears to me that the Inn or House to where Jesus was to be located was in this general vicinity at least a mile closer than the boundaries of modern Bethlehem and in the hills northeast of the current modern city, as yet unexcavated.  That makes sense that if Bethlehem was so crowded that there was no room, they would be forced to make the best they could in the outskirts of the city, at a in Bethlehem point closest to Jerusalem, and yet above the primary dust and smog (that generally settles upon the first 200 feet of a civilization and makes the air tan or brownish as one looks down across a valley or plain of it), it seems to me. 





9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.  (KJV)

9)    Then they, having heard and listened to 
          the king carefully – intently

(continued and) passed through – departed.

And behold, look and see;
 the luminous body – the star

which they saw – beheld – observed – watched

in the rising sun – in the dawn – in the East

preceded before and led them forth until, coming,

it stood up above / over and upon

where the little child was.  

(AWPR)





10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. (KJV)

10)    Then seeing – beholding – observing 
          the luminous body / star,

          they rejoiced with great – abundant

           joy – delight – gladness,

          with very much eagerness.  

          (AWPR)




11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.   (KJV)

11)     And coming into the house / building, 1

         They saw – beheld – observed the little child

         with Miriam / Mary the mother of Him.

         And falling down prostrate they 
         adored – showed obeisance to –

         worshiped Him.

         And opening the treasures put – set – stored of them,

         they brought up alongside with / next to – near to Him

         gratuitous – generous  gifts of

         gold and frankincense and myrrh.  

        (AWPR)


        
    
12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.  (KJV)


12)       And having been addressed

         in a very straight-forward business-like warning – oracle

         by a dream that they should not go back again – return

         up alongside with Herod,

         through another of the same kind of way – highway – route

         they departed back again into

         the country – land – region – territory of them.2   (AWPR)




13 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, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.   (KJV)


13)      Then they, having left – having departed back again:

                   behold, look and see;

          an angel / messenger of (the) LORD

          shone – gave light / illumination – appeared

                   down in a dream to Joseph,
                  uttering definite words – saying,



              ‘Rise (from sleep and sluggishness) – Rise up!

               take up and seize the little child and the mother of Him,

               and hurriedly flee – escape quickly  into Egypt;

               and be you in that place there

               until I shall speak to you:

               for Herod is at the point of – is about to

               look for and strive to find

               the little child, to kill – put to death – destroy Him.’

               (AWPR)



14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:  (KJV)


14)    Then he  rising up (from sleep and sluggishness)

          Took up and seized – snatched up 

          The little child and the mother of Him by night,

          And departed back again into Egypt.3

          (AWPR) 



15 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.  (KJV)


15)    And he was in that place there until

          the end – completion (death) of  Herod,

         in order that would be fulfilled that spoken

         under the LORD through the prophets,

         laying down definite words saying – speaking,

            ‘Out of Egypt I have called / summoned forth

              The Son of Me.’

         (AWPR)



16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men. (KJV)

16)    At that time then,  Herod (upon) seeing –beholding that

          he was deluded – deceived – played the fool

          under – by the Magi,

          (he) was provoked into a great wrath – indignation – rage.

          And sending forth [soldiers on his resulting orders],

          he took away in death – he murdered

          All the male children in Bethlehem,

          
         And in all the boundaries – frontiers – limits – region of it,

          from 2 years and downwards,

         according to the Time he diligently and accurately 
         inquired from the proximity of


  [i.e., that Herod posed to a group presented before him

   who were also far enough away to converse in whispers secretly

   among themselves]

        the Magi.

       (AWPR)





17)  Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet,   

        saying,  (KJV)

      17)      Then at that time was fulfilled – accomplished – completed

                  that definitely uttered / said  

                  under – by – through Jeremiah the prophet

                  saying,

           (AWPR)     




18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.  (KJV)

18)      ‘A voice – A sound

                    Shone forth –toned forth

  [and would echo in the recurring recollections of the minds

    of those who heard it]

                    in Rama was attentively heard – listened carefully to:

                    loud wailing and grievous weeping with tears,

                    and much (tormented – sorrowful) bewailing;

                    Rachel grievously weeping with tears 
                    for the children of her,

                    And certainly not willing / certainly not having the

                    will – desire – purpose

                    to have called to the side of – to be aided or comforted

                    because they certainly were not.’

                    (AWPR)




Comment:  The tomb of Rachel, wife of Jacob, who died in giving birth to Benjamin (cf. Genesis 35:16-19), was and is located in the region that is now the city of modern Bethlehem.  Benjamin was called Ben-Oni “son of I / son of me”, which some have mistranslated as “son of my sorrow”.  However, Jacob affirms it was “son of I / son of me” when he renamed the child as Ben-Yamin “Son at my Right Hand”.  Indeed, Jesus / Yeshua would eventually be known to humanity as “the son at the Right Hand” of GOD the Father Almighty.





19 But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, (KJV)

19)    Then Herod

          having come to his end – having expired / completed / died;

          behold, look and see: an Angel of (the) LORD

          down in a dream gives light – shines – appears

          to Joseph in Egypt,

          (AWPR)      




20 Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child's life.  (KJV)

20)       Speaking with definite words – saying,

             ‘Rising up (from sleep and sluggishness).

              Take up – possess – seize – take along

              the little child and the mother of Him,

              and pass through into (the) Land of Israel:

              for – because those seeking – striving to find

              the soul of / the life of   the little child

              have died (by natural means).’     (AWPR)




21 And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel. (KJV)

21)    Then he [Joseph] rising up,

          took up – seized and took along – snatched up

          the little child and the mother of Him,

          and came forth publicly into (the) Land of Israel.

          (AWPR)




22 But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee:  (KJV)

22)    Then, hearing attentively and hearkening that Archelaus

          reigns upon Judea  against / in place of – in lieu of /

          in substitution as a successor of 

          Herod the father of him,

          he [Joseph] feared and trembled with fright and terror

          (so as to run away) [rather than]  to go there in that place:

           Then, down in a dream,

           being addressed

           in a very straight-forward business-like

           order - response - warning – oracle,

           he [Joseph]  departed back again into the [sea – waters

           of the] sides – parts – coasts.4

           And behold, look and see;

           The heavens to him were opened,

           And he saw – beheld – observed (it was) the Galilee.

           (AWPR)




23 And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene. (KJV)

23)   And having come forth publicly,

          He dwelt in a permanent dwelling / he resided

          Into a city – protected settlement called Nazareth;

          So as to accomplish – make full – complete – fulfill

          That spoken – foretold through the prophet:

                 ‘He shall be summoned forth / called Nazarene.”

          (AWPR)






Disclaimer:  The Alternate Word Pictures with Reiterations (AWPR) translation should be used as a Bible Study Aid only, and it is recommended that a direct literal translation or the King James Bible be used for regular and ecclesiastical purposes, and that the AWPR be used in association only as a Bible study aid so as to help the reader / user in their Bible Studying to clarify context and Scriptural Intent.     Thanks.  -- Brianroy






End-notes: 

1.       The events of the Magi arriving is AFTER the events listed in Luke Chapter 2.  Finding Mary and Jesus the angelically announced Messiah in a manure filled stall, it is not a stretch in any way that the Shepherds (who possibly were raising their flocks primarily  in the valley of Achor, south of Jericho – Isaiah 65:9-10, before proceeding round about to Jerusalem through the south via Bethlehem) could easily have used sheep as payment for someone or the Inn itself to take Miriam and her baby in out of doors.  Judaism often places an emphasis of the relationship of child and mother, and of common decency.  A trade (for example) of 7 fat sheep for eating, and perhaps a lamb without spot or blemish for trade or sacrifice for the Temple would have been more than sufficient payment.  There is absolutely no justification for any relocation of the event to Nazareth or anywhere else.  In fact, the events of both the Shepherds and the visit by the Magi would have preceded the actual day of circumcision of the little child Jesus, meaning the visits by the Shepherds in Luke 2 (written in A.D. 50) and that of the Magi in Matthew 2 (written between June of A.D. 55 and the early fall of A.D. 56 at the latest), both were completed within the first 8 days of Jesus birth.   




2.      The Highway to Israel from Babylonia would have been via:  Accad, Mari, Tadmor, Damascus, Capernaum, Jericho, Jerusalem, and points along that route.




The exit taken by the Magi away from Herod, would likely have been south from Bethlehem to the road that passed from Kadesh Barnea (around the southern part of the Dead Sea traveling East then North through Edom on the King's Highway) to Rabboth-Bene-Ammon, then due east to Dumah, and from Dumah to Babylonia.




3.      “Departed back again”  is the most accurate translation possible for the Koine Greek Word of this verse, which is “anechoresen” – the aorist indicative active of anachoreo.  This means that Joseph, although of the House of David, was a Jew who was previously living in Egypt and for some time had made his home and livelihood there.  Most likely that home was in Alexandria, and the use of the aorist indicative active of anachoreo in the way it is presented in this verse suggests that is where Mary also had spent some time as the wife of Joseph upon her marriage to him.  It also gives cause for a working hypothesis as to part of the reason why Mark took his Gospel to Alexandria after the death of the Apostle Peter on June 29, 57 A.D., and founded what would be the Coptic Church before his own death in the 8th year of Nero in A.D. 62 (just 5 years after that of Peter’s death in Rome).  There must have been some sort of familiarity and testimony that joined Joseph by family and (Mary and the LORD Jesus to that city later, albeit briefly) as a city of refuge away from and out of Herod’s jurisdiction and influence.





4.       Joseph, it seems to me, most clearly took the little child / baby Jesus and the mother of Him out of Egypt by ship back to Israel.  They probably first embarked to Joppa, heard the news of Archelaus, and then took the journey to the next stop of Caesarea (Song of Solomon 2:1) on the coast of Samaria and entered through the plain of Sharon.  Prophecy related to Sharon in the Old Testament informs us that Joseph then would have proceeded by land up to Mount Carmel (Isaiah 35:1-2) before turning aside to Galilee, so as to appear to enter it from an origin in the north and avert suspicion as having actually come from the south. 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               





MERRY CHRISTMAS!