Location

Sequence of Events

Matt.

Mark

Luke

John

 

THE ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

 

 

Jerusalem

To Zacharias of the birth of John the Baptist

 

 

1:5-25

 

Nazareth

To the Virgin Mary of the Birth of Jesus

 

 

1:26-38

 

Hill country,
a city of Judah

Mary visits Elizabeth

She stayed with Elizabeth about 3 months

 

 

1:39-56

 

Nazareth

To Joseph of the Birth of Jesus

1:18-25

 

 

 

 

BIRTH AND EARLY YEARS OF JESUS

 

 

 

 

Nazareth
Bethlehem

Census of Caesar Augustus

 

 

2:1-5

 

Bethlehem

Birth of Jesus

1:24-25

 

2:6-7

 

 

First visitors - Shepherds

 

 

2:8-20

 

 

On the eighth day: Circumcision of Jesus

 

 

2:21

 

Jerusalem

Presentation of Jesus in the Temple (Exo. 13:2; 34:20) Purification of Mary on the 41st day (Lev. 12:2-8)

 

 

2:22-38

 

Nazareth?

Second visitors - Magi from the East

2:1-12

 

2:39
Back to Nazareth

 

Nazareth

   Egypt

Flight to Egypt

2:13-15

 

 

 

In & around Bethlehem

Slaughter of boys

Mirrored the pain and anguish as a result of the death of children at the time of the Babylonian captivity (Jer. 31:15)

2:16-18

 

 

 

Egypt

   Nazareth

Out of Egypt and back to Nazareth

Antitype of Israel called out of Egypt

2:19-23

 

2:40

 

Jerusalem

Jesus at 12 in the Temple

"Bar mitzvah" marked the age of adulthood

 

 

2:41-50

 

Nazareth

From 12 to 30

Was subject to His parents' authority

 

 

2:51-52

 

A Chronology of the Life and Ministry of Christ (1A)

Probable chronology of events surrounding 
the birth of Jesus Christ



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