The Magi find Mary and the child (Mt 2:11-2:11)

“On entering the house,

They saw the child

With Mary,

His mother.


καὶ ἐλθόντες εἰς τὴν οἰκίαν εἶδον τὸ παιδίον μετὰ Μαρίας τῆς μητρὸς αὐτοῦ,


The magi entered the house (ἐλθόντες εἰς τὴν οἰκίαν).  Unlike the story in Luke, chapter 2:7, the child was in a house (τὴν οἰκίαν), not a manger (φάτνῃ).  They saw the child (εἶδον τὸ παιδίον) with his mother, Mary (Μαρίας τῆς μητρὸς αὐτοῦ).  There was no mention of Joseph, who had been a key player in the earlier part of this narrative.  In fact, he will also play an important role in what was to come.

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