1:20 When he had contemplated this, an 1 angel of the Lord 2 appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because the child conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
2:12 After being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, 3 they went back by another route to their own country.
2:13 After they had gone, an 4 angel of the Lord 5 appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother and flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you, for Herod 6 is going to look for the child to kill him.”
2:22 But when he heard that Archelaus 10 was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, 11 he was afraid to go there. After being warned in a dream, he went to the regions of Galilee.
2 tn Or “the angel of the Lord.” Linguistically, “angel of the Lord” is the same in both testaments (and thus, he is either “an angel of the Lord” or “the angel of the Lord” in both testaments). For arguments and implications, see ExSyn 252; M. J. Davidson, “Angels,” DJG, 9; W. G. MacDonald argues for “an angel” in both testaments: “Christology and ‘The Angel of the Lord’,” Current Issues in Biblical and Patristic Interpretation, 324-35.
7 sn See the note on King Herod in 2:1. When Herod the Great died in 4
10 sn Archelaus took after his father Herod the Great in terms of cruelty and ruthlessness, so Joseph was afraid to go there. After further direction in a dream, he went instead to Galilee.