The New Testament authors consistently reached to the Old Testament for their categories of understanding. Hence, Jesus is the Torah in person; the new and definitive Temple; the prophet par excellence; the fulfillment of the covenant; etc. But one of the most important of these Old Testament points of reference is the Mashiach, the anointed one, the Messiah—which is to say, the new David.

Mass Readings

Reading 1 – Micah 5:1-4A
Psalm – Psalm 80:2-19
Reading 2 – Hebrews 10:5-10
Gospel – Luke 1:39-45