How old was Jesus when he left Egypt?
4 months old.
Jesus in Egypt was only until the death of Herod.
And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my ‘son’(i). (Matthew 2: 15)
Herod died in April 4 BC, when Jesus was 4 months old.
Jesus was 4 months old, when he left Egypt.
|Time in Julian Calendar||Event||Ref|
|25th of December 5 BC||Jesus was born in a cave in outer skirt of Bethlehem.||See “Train of Thought about Christmas December 25“|
|A day between 26th and 30th of December 5 BCE||Joseph, Mary, and Jesus moved to a house in Bethlehem City.||Matthew 2: 11|
|31st of December 4 BC||Preparation for Jesus circumcision (religious and social event) in Bethlehem.||Considering social setting of Luke 2: 21|
|1st of January 4 BC||Jesus circumcision in Bethlehem||Luke 2: 21|
|2nd of February 4 BC||Purification of Mary in Jerusalem||Luke 2: 22|
|February and/ or March 4 BC||Fled to and dwelt in Egypt||Matthew 2:13-15|
|April 4 BC||Herod death, Mary family left Egypt and went to Palestine when Jesus was 4 months old.||Luke 2:39; Matthew 2: 15, 19-23|
(i) Figurative word in Matthew 2: 15 simply means a man whom The God loves.