“The flight to Egypt” represents the travel of the Holy Family, made up of Joseph, Mary and Jesus child, from Bethlehem to Egypt.
One night, an angel appears to Joseph in a dream and orders him to take his family and leave. He has to move to Egypt because otherwise, king Herod would kill his son Jesus. The travel lasts several years. After the death of Herod, the angels appears again to Joseph and tells him, that he can go back home. However, Joseph is afraid of Herods son, who is now reigning Judea. So he decides to move on with Mary and Jesus towards Nazareth in Galilee.