This book traces and clarifies steps towards the fulfillment of the promise to Abraham through the twists and turns of Israelite history to culminate in the unexpected manner of its fulfillment. The manner of the fulfillment is to be understood not through prophecy but through Levitical Law, which Jesus declared he had come to observe and not set aside. To do otherwise would ignore that declaration and inevitably distort the nature of Jesus' mission and salvific work. This book accordingly provokes new questions but also leads to conformable answers. Why would the magi come from Babylon to worship a Judahite baby? Why was there the temptation in the wilderness? Why did Jesus establish a priesthood? How does Levitical law explain Jesus' missing body? Above all, what does it really mean to say that the Son of God and Lord of life died?