Genealogy of Jesus Christ
Matthew 1:1-17 and Luke 3:23-38 give the genealogy of Jesus. Matthew recorded Joseph's lineage, while Luke gave the family tree of Mary.
Interpretation - Obtain a first century perspective on genealogies. Learn why the Israelites kept careful family records.
Matthew's account - A Jewish perspective on the ancestors of Joseph.
Recorded women - Meet some of the remarkable women in Christ's family tree.
Luke's account - A Greek perspective on the ancestors of Mary.
About Joseph - The unique treatment of Christ's father in the genealogies.
Jehoiakim's curse - Learn about this obscure prophecy which may have influenced the virgin birth of Jesus.
Objections - A summary of alleged discrepancies in the genealogical records.
Closing remarks - Admission of limitations, and links to other resources.
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