posted on Jan, 30 2004 @ 04:56 PM
Not only was this horrific event a fact
it has been recounted in great detail recently, not 2000 years ago. Read "The Life of the Blessed
Virgin Mary" by Ven. Anne Catherine Emmerich. This is the most accurate and fine book on King Herod's massacre - a sad episode in her and Jesus'
Both the child Jesus and John the Baptist, thank God, were able to escape by angel's coming to warn the holy family.
I recall reading that about 700 babies were slaughterred. All the mothers were summoned to be given rewards for their 'fertility'. The killing of
these innocent children went on all day, while the mothers screamed and cried.
John the Baptist escaped into the wilderness, where he was very much at home and able to survive inspite of his youth.
Then Mary, Joseph, and Jesus went on their well known "Flight into Egypt" and returned years later after Herod was dead.
Oh, and about the three kings. They did indeed warn the holy family about staying there in Bethlehem before they fled after bringing their gifts.
They offered their protection. After they were warned not to return to Herod in Jerusalem, that is.
...That should be enough to get you started, FYI.
The Life of the
Blessed Virgin Mary