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Massacre of the Innocents, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishMassacre of the Innocents, thethe Massacre of the InnocentsˌMassacre of the ˈInnocents, the  a story in the New Testament of the Bible in which King Herod hears about the birth of the Messiah in Bethlehem. He orders all male babies in the town to be killed so that the Messiah will not live, but Jesus and his family escape before this happens. see also Flight into Egypt, the
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