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As the first book of the New Testament, Matthew enjoys the distinct honor of headlining and setting the tone for all of part two of the Bible. Like a carefully placed advertisement in your social media feed, every verse, every word, every letter in the opening chapter of Matthew is both strategic and precious. Given this fact, as disciples of Matthew’s teaching, we must begin our study by acknowledging the prime significance of each choice made by the author: each name (included or omitted) the stories behind each name, the meaning of these names, and finally, how they are made functional in Matthew and the New Testament in general.

Richard and Fr. Marc discuss Matthew 1:2.

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What Kind of Messiah?

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In the very first verse of the New Testament, the Gospel of Matthew raises a question that looms over the entire story: Whose son is Jesus and what kind of messiah will he be? How does Jesus relate to David? Why the mention of Abraham? Will the reign of Jesus prove to be different than the reign of David? How does the genealogy of Jesus differ from other genealogies in the Old Testament?

Richard and Fr. Marc begin their discussion of the Gospel of Mathew with a review of Matthew 1:1.

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