Intro: genealogy (ancestors) of Jesus dating back to Abraham.
Main Character: Joseph b/c it has to explain the genealogy of Jesus. Describes Jesus' birth and His name. Next, the visit of the Magi (wise men) and their gifts (gold, frankincense, myrrh)
Gentiles accepted Jesus, but the Jews did NOT. Joseph, Mary and Jesus go to Egypt & Herod slaughters first-born boys to eliminate rival kings, but Jesus escapes it. Jesus and his family return to Palestine. Written shortly after Luke; dedicated Jews. Jesus fulfilled the Law; Is Messiah. Moses was going to be slaughtered but was saved like Jesus