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Matthew's Gospel talks of the magi finding the baby Jesus in a house in Bethlehem, which was the home town of Joseph and Mary. Shortly afterwards, the young family fled direct from Bethlehem to Egypt for fear of King Herod and remained there until Herod's death. They then began to return home to Bethlehem but, being warned in a dream, turned aside and travelled to Nazareth in Galilee, where Jesus spent the remainder of his childhood.

Luke's Gospel talks of Jesus born in a manger, because Joseph and Mary had travelled from Nazareth in Galilee and there was no room in the inn at Bethlehem. A few weeks later, the young family travelled to Jerusalem, where Jesus was presented at the Temple, then they travelled peacefully home to Nazareth. While at the Temple, a man called Simeon, who had been told by the Holy Ghost that he would not die until he saw the Messiah, recognised Jesus and said that now he could die. A widow and prophetess, Anna, likewise saw the baby Jesus and praised God.

In Luke's Gospel, Jesus went to Jerusalem with his family when he was twelve, but became separated from his family. After three days, he was found in the Temple, where the most learned men were astounded at his knowledge. This has close parallels with a similar account given by Josephus in his Autobiography. Since the author of Luke is known to have borrowed other material from Josephus, it is certainly possible that this passage was inspired by Josephus' Autobiography.

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