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Section I - Introduction to Messiah
Matthew 1:1-4:25

NOTE: The King James version will be the primary text used in this study for no other reason than it is popular and well recognized. If another version is used, it will be cited. The text of each chapter will be shown in full, followed by commentary on selected verses. In some cases there may be multiple verses that are not discussed. In others, a single verse (or even a single word) may merit a great deal of study.

Matthew 1:1-25 (last update: 3/2/00)
SUBJECTS: Titles and Names; Genealogy; Women & gentiles; Joseph & Mary's Relationship; the name "Jesus;" the Ruach HaKodesh; "Lord;" prophecy; "virgin;" "Emmanuel."
Matthew 2:1-23 (last update: 3/3/00)
SUBJECTS: Bethlehem; Herod; "Magi," the "Star;" Priests, Scribes, Pharisees and Saducees; Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh; "Out of Egypt I have called my son;" "A voice was heard in Ramah;" "... that He should be called a Nazarene."
Matthew 3:1-17 (last update: 3/5/00)
SUBJECTS: John the Baptist, baptism, "repent," kingdon of heaven, "near/at hand," "in the wilderness," John's appearance, confessing sins, Pharisees and Saducees, "my beloved Son."
Matthew 4:1-25 (last update: 3/8/00)
SUBJECTS: The devil, "forty days and forty nights," Son of God, "it is written," temptations, "the Gospel," "all over Syria."