Map: Jesus in Egypt
According to the apocryphal Infancy Gospels, Baby Jesus was working miracles in Egypt long before his adult ministry began.
BY: Captions and photos by Paul Perry
Matthew's gospel records that Mary, Joseph, and little Jesus fled to Egypt to escape Herod's massacre of the innocents. What happened next? According to the noncanonical 'Infancy Gospels,' the child Jesus performed many miracles in Egypt before returning to Palestine. Researching his bookJesus in Egypt
, author Paul Perry traced the route of the Holy Family, talking to Coptic Christians and others about the legends.
Click on a red site below to learn more about what he found.