Everyone who reads the Bible knows that Jesus has a genealogy in the gospel of Matthew. Everyone knows that this genealogy differs from Jesus’s genealogy in Luke. But does anyone know why? I do, and I can explain.
Everyone who reads the Bible also knows that “Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel” is in the genealogy of Jesus. However, did you know that Shealtiel is not the biological father of Zerubbabel? Look at 1 Chronicles 3 yourself if you don’t believe me. Do you know why that is? I do, and I can explain.
Everyone who reads the genealogy of Matthew’s gospel will see that “Perez and Zerah” are mentioned as the children of Judah. But for some reason, Zerah never comes into the story again. Do you know why he was mentioned? I do, and I can explain.
Careful readers of the genealogy of Matthew’s gospel will notice that there are three kings of Judah that are unceremoniously skipped in the genealogy. Do you know how that is explained? I do, and I can also give an additional explanation from the and evidence of the Old Testament.
Finally, everyone who reads the genealogy of Matthew’s gospel will also notice that the genealogy ends with the following description:
So all the generations from Abraham unto David are fourteen generations; and from David unto the carrying away to Babylon fourteen generations; and from the carrying away to Babylon unto the Christ fourteen generations. (Matthew 1:17, ASV)
However, everyone who knows math can see that there should be 42 names, but anyone counts the number of names in the genealogy will notice that there are only 41 names, including Jesus. Does anyone know why that is?
I do and I explain how in the following new resource that you can purchase by clicking this link. On sale for the month of September!
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