Mathew is the first book f the new testament and the first of four accounts of Jesus’s life. Mathew goes to great lengths to convince the readers that Jesus s the Messiah. Mathew quotes prophecy after prophecy explaining how Jesus fulfills each promise. Mathew picks up where Malachi leaves off with the promise of God sending a messiah to fix Israel’s problems. Mathew opens the new testament with The messiah has come at last.