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I. The Person of Jesus Messiah, Son of God (1:1–4:16)

This first major division provides background or setting for the book as a whole. It prepares the reader in various ways for the account of Jesus' ministry, which Matthew presents in the remainder of the gospel, principally by introducing the person of Jesus.