How do the birth stories in Matthew resemble those of Moses in the Hebrew Scriptures?
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The Gospel of Matthew, the book, which opens the New Testament is considered by Bible scholars the most traditional of all four Gospels. The author of the Gospel (usually ascribed by the church to the apostle Matthew, the former tax collector), made every effort to substantiate the claim that Jesus of Nazareth was indeed the Messiah the Jewish people had been waiting for. Consequently, the author of the Gospel frequently referred to the Old Testament of the Bible, or the Torah. He consistently tried to picture Jesus, his life story and his acts as the fulfilment of the Old Testament prophecies. The birth story of Jesus is one of those narratives where the author of the Gospel attempted to fit Jesus into the traditional Jewish context....
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