Quite the contrary, it is in Matthew socially quite highly placed individuals (even those granted audience Herod) who see the newborn Jesus in the first and welcome you as their king. But they also represent the desire for salvation and redemption. The Magi from the East represent the peoples of the earth, and to show them the example that Jesus is the savior for those who do not belong to the people of Israel, for foreigners and non-Jews (McManners, p. 63).
Together, the two representations is that they make it clear through various details, that this child was indeed the promised Messiah, Jesus is born in Bethlehem, the home town of David, believed to originate from the progeny of the Messiah ( 1 Samuel 16.1 ; Micah 5 one ). The genealogy in Matthew 1 leads from Abraham to David to Jesus. The Evangelist wants to make clear from the outset that here from which the speech is where the promises of God to meet his people. Matthew emphasizes why just these chapters again and again: “All this happened so that was true, what the Lord had announced through the prophets” (. Matthew 1.22 , 2.15 )