As many turn to the study of the Old Testament in 2018, Moses 1 is a common starting point. It serves as an introduction to Genesis, which is an introduction to the whole message of the Hebrew scriptures. Moses 1 also has much to say about how we view and understand ourselves—in fact, it can serve as a model for how we might view our own lives in relation to God's plan for us.
In my previous blog, I wrote about Luke's infancy narrative. Now I want to say a few words about Matthew's. As before, the goal is to focus on Matthew's core message about the birth of Jesus.