Jesus as a child in a house – Matthew 2:11-12

The Magi found Jesus in a house and gave Him their gifts of gold, frankincense, and of myrrh. He was between nine and eighteen months old. The Magi having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they left for their country by different road.

The house that the Magi found Jesus in was most likely in Nazareth of Galilee, where Joseph had his workshop, or in Bethlehem, but the Bible does not tell us the location of the house.
After the Magi had left, Joseph had a dream.

The Bible does not say much more about Jesus until He starts His ministry. One of the things the Bible does say is that Jesus had a number of half brothers and sisters, as Joseph and Mary had more children after the birth of Jesus.

Background Reading: The Visit of the Magi to Jesus

11 After they went into the house and saw the child with his mother Mary, they fell down and worshipped him. Then they opened their treasure sacks and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. 12 Having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they left for their own country by a different road.
Matthew 2:11-12


39 After doing everything required by the Law of the Lord, Joseph and Mary returned to their hometown of Nazareth in Galilee.
Luke 2:39

More Information:

The Magi found a paidion (Greek) for a child older than a new born baby but still under 2 years old.

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