I have a question that’s been puzzling me for a while and I hope someone would give me some light on this issue.
At the end of the second chapter of the Gospel of Matthew, there’s a brief narration about the return of Joseph, Mary and the baby Jesus from Egypt to Nazareth. The very last verse of the chapter (Mt. 2:23) reads:
“and he went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets, that he would be called a Nazarene.”
But there is no such prophesy (at least I haven’t found it) in the OT. If there is, would somebody tell me the passage, please. And if there is not, my question is Why would the evangelist record it? I would really appreciate an answer here. Thank you.