To flee Herod's wrath and escape the king's slaughter of the holy innocents of Bethlehem, Joseph fled with his new little family southward to Egypt.
Caravaggio's painting Rest on the Flight into Egypt, c. 1597, is a favorite of mine.
An angel playing violin for the baby, Joseph holding the notes -- how did the artist dream up such a scene?!
Click a few times to see the big picture.
Historically, this massacre may or may not have happened.
But we do know that Herod never hesitated to kill, even his own family members.
More about the story, and another old painting, in my earlier post.
More about the Caravaggio painting at Wikipedia.
Wiki explains the Feast of the Holy Innocents here.