From The Young Messiah
We're looking for the family recently arrived from Egypt. Gone to Jerusalem for Passover. Is the boy with them?
We have many boys in our family. The boy born in Bethlehem. The boy who's seven. If my memory serves, all the boys that age born in Bethlehem were slaughtered by Herod's soldiers. Or perhaps I'm wrong. Perhaps they were Roman soldiers.
Perhaps they seek a boy because they ran out of girls.