But then I can apply the verse metaphorically to just about anybody, can't I? It can apply it to Moses, to Joshua, in fact Joshua would be a better candidate than Jesus.But again this is all your opinion, right Thomas? For example, Matthew says
"And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: “Out of Egypt I called my son.” Matthew 2:15.
So your opinion is that the Bible is right and and God did call Jesus out of Egypt. But Matthew pulls a sleight of hand. He doesn't give you the context of the whole verse which is from Hosea 11:1
"When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son."
So we see that God wasn't referring to Jesus at all. He was referring to Israel. He calls Israel His son in this verse, not Jesus and called Israel out of Egypt when Moses led the Jews out of Egypt and into Canaan, right?
Scholars believe Matthew had Jesus going to Egypt specifically to add this Hosea verse to his gospel. Scholars recognize the probability of being able to safely get through Herod's territory on a mule with a baby in tow as being near zero. They recognize that Matthew was only trying to give credentials to Jesus as the Messiah and he could have pulled any passage out of the OT he wanted and then written something in reference to Jesus. "Let's see, Psalm 2 says, You will break them with a rod of iron; you will dash them to pieces like pottery.” I'll have Jesus go into a temple where merchants are selling pottery and have Jesus get furious and start breaking all their pots. Then I can say, 'Thus was fulfilled that which was spoken by the prophet, 'You will break them with a rod of iron; you will dash them to pieces.” "
Writing something to fit facts written earlier is the simplest con in the religion business. I visited Egypt once and came out to Israel. Anyone who visited Egypt and then traveled to Israel fulfilled Hosea 11:1.