Matthew, Micah, and Bethlehem
Matthew has opened his story with a genealogy locating Jesus in the family of Abraham and King David. Then Matthew narrates the strange circumstances of his birth with Mary as the seventh woman in the Bible to have a story told about their inability to conceive.
The Literary Structure of the New Testament
There are some fascinating hints at the structure of the New Testament.4 - Gospels --> Acts (1 book) --> 7 cities/churches 4 - Letters to People --> Hebrews (1 book) --> 7 - Letters from the friends and family of Jesus
The Literary Structure of Daniel
This is the literary structure of Daniel adapted from Holbrook (The Seventy Weeks, Leviticus, and the Nature of Prophecy), Steinmann (Daniel), and Greidanus (Preaching Christ from Daniel):
When Did the Book of Daniel Happen?
As you read through the book of Daniel, it is sometimes difficult to know when each chapter is taking place. Here is a handy chart: