The Life of Jesus in Paintings at the Hermitage, St. Petersburg


   P.1354 - §3 The massacre of these infants took place about the middle of October, 6 B.C., when Jesus was a little over one year of age. But there were believers in the coming Messiah even among Herod's court attachés, and one of these, learning of the order to slaughter the Bethlehem boy babies, communicated with Zacharias, who in turn dispatched a messenger to Joseph; and the night before the massacre Joseph and Mary departed from Bethlehem with the babe for Alexandria in Egypt. In order to avoid attracting attention, they journeyed alone to Egypt with Jesus. They went to Alexandria on funds provided by Zacharias, and there Joseph worked at his trade while Mary and Jesus lodged with well-to-do relatives of Joseph's family. They sojourned in Alexandria two full years, not returning to Bethlehem until after the death of Herod.
  Virgin Mary
 
 
 
  Adoration of Shepherds that never happened
 
 
 
 
   Circumcision
 
   Massacre of the Innocents
 
   Mother and Child
 
 
   Mother and Child + Others
 
 
   Holy Family
 
   Egypt
 
 
   Childhood of Jesus
 
   Death of Joseph
 
   John the Baptist
 
   Marriage at Cana
 
  Transfiguration
 
   Feast at the House of Simon the Pharisee
 
  Samaritan Woman
 
   Parables
 
 
 
  Entry into Jerusalem
 
  Temple Clensing
 
   The Last Supper
 
 
   Gethesemane
 
   Crucifixion
 
 
 
   Descent from the Cross
 
 
 
 
  Lamentation
 
 
   Entombment
 
  Resurrection
 
  Ascension 
 
 
  After Ascension
 
 
 
 
 
 
   Mother of Jesus
 
 
 
   Mary Magdalene
 
   Apostle Paul
 
 
   Saints and Martyrs
 
   Adam and Eve
 
   Other Old Testament Paintings