- The genealogy found in Matthew is that of Joseph, Jesus’ earthly father.
- 1:17 – Abraham, David, exile in Babylon, and the Messiah are four of the most significant milestones in Jewish history that any ancient Jew would have understood and recognized.
- Matthew’s birth account focuses on Joseph while Luke’s birth account focuses on Mary.
- 2:6 – This is just one of the many prophecies Matthew notes as being fulfilled through Christ. Make note of all the prophecies fulfilled in this gospel.
- 2:15 – Prophecy fulfilled.
- 2:18 – Prophecy fulfilled.
- 2:23 – Prophecy fulfilled.