The flight into Egypt is a story recounted in the Gospel of Matthew (Matthew 2:13Matthew 2:13take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there. until I bring thee word: for Herod will. ... seek the young child to destroy him."https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Matthew_2:13Matthew 2:13 - Wikipedia–23) and in New Testament apocrypha. Soon after the visit by the Magi, an angel appeared to Joseph in a dream telling him to flee to Egypt with Mary and the infant Jesus since King Herod would seek the child to kill him.