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The gospels were written by 4 men discussing the same topic (the incarnation of Christ), but from 4 different points of view and they emphasize different areas. Matthew presents Jesus Christ as Messiah the King - events are presented in chronological order. Luke presents Jesus Christ as the 'Son of Man' - the ideal Man and is presented in logical order. Mark presents Jesus as the Servant of the Father. And, John presents Jesus Christ as the Eternal Son of God - emphasizing the deity of Christ.

The Recipients of the 'good news' (gospel) were also different. Matthew was written to the Jews and was written in Aramaic or the Hebrew of the time. Mark was written to the Romans. Luke was written to the Gentiles. And, John was written to everyone.

The divine author is God the Holy Spirit. The human author was Levi the tax collector (later called Matthew) - a very low on the totem pole person. We know from the content that the book of Matthew was written before the fall of Jerusalem or 70AD. It appears the Aramaic text was written between 45-58 AD and the Greek text
5 years later.

Chapter 1
{Chapters 1-4 -- The Chronological Approach - the Legal Line of the Davidic Kings}
1~~ The genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. {This is a title for this section of Matthew's writing}

{Note: This will be the Genealogy of Joseph to Jesus. Here it is a Jewish genealogy. In Luke 3 is the Genealogy from Adam. And, is the human race genealogy. Here is demonstrated that Jesus is a descendent of David and is entitled to the Title King of the Jews. II Samuel Chapter 7: 8-17 and Psalm 89:20-37 - fulfillment of the unconditional Davidic Covenant.}

{Note: The 'son of Abraham' means that foundation of the Jewish Race is and was regeneration

2~~ Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judah and his brethren {make up the 12 Patriarchs},

{Note: Ruben lost out and Judah received his rights. This is the legal genealogy of the King.}

3~~And Judah begat Phares and Zara {twins} of Tamar {the mother of the twins}; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;

4~~And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;

{Note: Salmon was sent out to see the fortifications of Jericho and met and later married Rachab the prostitute - who became a believer and a great women of her day.}

5~~And Salmon begat Boaz of Rachab {the mother}; and Boaz begat Obed of Ruth {mother}; and Obed begat Jesse {David was the 8th son of Jesse};

{Note: Ruth was a gentile and a Moebite {sp} under a special curse. But she found the Lord and cursing was turned to blessing!}

{Start of the dynasty of the House of David}
6~~And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon . . . of her {Bathsheba} that had been the wife of Uriah;

{Solomon to the Babylonian Captivity Verses 7-11}
7~~And Solomon begat Rechabam; and Rechabam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa;

8~~ And Asa begat Jehoshaphat ; and Jehoshaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Oziah;

{Note: There are 4 descendents left out because they got heavy into religion. Divine viewpoint means God left out mentioning the 4. Hay-a-zi-ah (sp) son ruled 1 year, Ath-a li-ah (I think), Joe-ash, Am-a-zi-ah}

9~~ And Oziah begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Hezekiah;

10~~And Hezekiah begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Joshiah;

11~~And Joshiah {one of the greatest of all the Kings} begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon {first application of the 5th cycle of discipline}.

{Note: Jechonias was part of the Curse God put on this line that said none of his line would ever rule the people. Jechonias lead the people, but would not be crowned ruler. He knew DOCTRINE. Had he tried, he knew he would die first! And this goes down to the step-father of Jesus- Joseph. So the virgin birth ended the curse. Jesus was not of Joseph's seed but was the legal heir to the throne of David.}

12~~And after they were rooted up {metoikesia}to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel.

{Note: Metoikesia means to be pulled out violently and all the horrible things that go with a nation being defeated and going into slavery. Very strong when a noun is used as a verb.}

13~~And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor.

14~~And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud.

15~~And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob.

16~~And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus . . . Who is called Christ.

17~~ Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Christ.

18~~Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise {This is a title for this section - idiom for the birth of Christ is detailed}. When as his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they had sexual relations, she was found with child from the source of the Holy Spirit {a miracle}.

{Note: In the Jewish tradition of the day, becoming engaged was a legal agreement and taken very seriously. The only way it could be broken would be through divorce. If Mary had been unfaithful while engaged, Joseph could have taken her to court. If found guilty, Mary would have been stoned to death and all her possessions (dowry etc.) given to Joseph.}

19~~And Joseph, her fiancé, being a righteous {noble because of doctrine} man, and not wanting to publicly disgrace her, desired to divorce her secretly.

20~~But while he was pondering this, BEHOLD, the angel from the source of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to retain Mary as your wife . . . for that which has been conceived in her is from the source of the Holy Spirit."

21~~And she shall give birth to a son, and you will call his name JESUS {Savior} . . . for it is HE, Who will save His people from the ultimate source of their sins {every facet of the Old Sin Nature}.

{Note: Joshua in the Hebrew is the same as Jesus in the Greek and it means Savior.}

22-23~~Now all this had come to pass, that what was spoken by
the Lord through the prophet {Isaiah 7:14} might be fulfilled,
saying, 23~~"Behold, a virgin shall be in pregnancy, consequently bearing a son. Therefore, you shall call His name Emmanuel, which, being interpreted is, 'God with us' {title implies deity of the Son}.

{Note: RBT says the 'being interpreted' is because Matthew was originally written in Aramaic and was 5 years later translated into Greek and our version is from the Greek text.}

{Note: There were prophesized two signs of the coming again of the 5th cycle of discipline to the Jews. The first was the virgin birth. The second was the speaking in tongues. Israel went down in 70 AD under the Romans.}

24~~And Joseph rose up from his sleep and did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him, and he acknowledged her as his wife.

25~~But he did NOT have sexual intercourse until she had given birth to a son. And when she had given birth, he called his name JESUS


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