Genealogy of Jesus

Genealogy of Jesus

Matthew 1:1-17

1] The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

2] Abraham begat Isaac;

and Isaac begat Jacob;

and Jacob begat Judah and his brethren;

3] And Judah begat Phares and Zara of Thamar;

and Phares begat Esrom;

and Esrom begat Adam;

4] And Aram begat Aminadab;

and Aminadab begat Naasson;

and Naasson begat Salmon;

5] And Salmon begat Booz of Rahab;

and Booz begat Obed of Ruth;

and Obed begat Jesse;

6] And Jesse begat David the king;

(14 generation from Abraham to David)

and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;

7] And Solomon begat Roboam;

and Roboam begat Abia;

and Abia begat Asa;

8] And Asa begat Josaphat;

and Josaphat begat Joram;

and Joram begat Ozias;

9] And Ozias begat Joatham;

and Joatham begat Achaz;

and Achaz begat Ezekias;

10] And Ezekias begat Manasses;

and Manasses begat Amon;

and Amon begat Josias;

11] And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren,

about the time they were carried away to Babylon:

(14 generations from David to the carrying away into Babylon)

12] And after they were brought to Babylon,

Jechonias begat Salathiel;

and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;

13] And Zorobabel begat Abiud;

and Abiud begat Eliakim;

and Eliakim begat Azor;

14] And Azor begat Sadoc;

and Sadoc begat Achim;

and Achim begat Eliud;

15] And Eliud begat Eleazar;

and Eleazar begat Matthan;

and Matthan begat Jacob;

16] And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary,

of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

(The carrying away into Babylon to Christ are fourteen generations.)

17] So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.

Another Genealogy can be found in Luke 3:23-38

While Matthew started with Abraham and goes forward to Jesus, Luke starts with Jesus and goes all the way back to “Adam, which was the son of God.” (Luke 3:38)

Both genealogies show that Jesus is the descendant of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Judah, Jesse and David as was foretold by the prophecies of the Messiah.

Many Bible scholars believe that one of these genealogies is the family line of Mary, and the other is the family line of Joseph. There is some controversy among those who believe this as to which is which.

Many others believe that both are the genealogies of Joseph – one the legal genealogy and the other the natural genealogy. The website amazingbibletimeline.com states “one being from the line of David and the other being from the line of Levi thus giving Christ both priestly and kingly power. A number of writers have suggested that this could have happened through adoption, or through the common practice for a “brother” (a man from the same father but not necessarily the same mother) to marry his deceased brother’s wife to raise up children for his brother.”

Luke 3:23-38

And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age,

being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph,

which was the son of Heli,

Which was the son of Matthat,

which was the son of Levi,

which was the son of Melchi,

which was the son of Janna,

which was the son of Joseph,

Which was the son of Mattathias,

which was the son of Amos,

which was the son of Naum,

which was the son of Esli,

which was the son of Nagge,

Which was the son of Maath,

which was the son of Mattathias,

which was the son of Semei,

which was the son of Joseph,

which was the son of Juda,

Which was the son of Joanna,

which was the son of Rhesa,

which was the son of Zorobabel,

which was the son of Salathiel,

which was the son of Neri,

Which was the son of Melchi,

which was the son of Addi,

which was the son of Cosam,

which was the son of Elmodam,

which was the son of Er,

Which was the son of Jose,

which was the son of Eliezer,

which was the son of Jorim,

which was the son of Matthat,

which was the son of Levi,

Which was the son of Simeon,

which was the son of Juda,

which was the son of Joseph,

which was the son of Jonan,

which was the son of Eliakim,

Which was the son of Melea,

which was the son of Menan,

which was the son of Mattatha,

which was the son of Nathan,

which was the son of David,

Which was the son of Jesse,

which was the son of Obed,

which was the son of Booz,

which was the son of Salmon,

which was the son of Naasson,

Which was the son of Aminadab,

which was the son of Aram,

which was the son of Esrom,

which was the son of Phares,

which was the son of Juda,

Which was the son of Jacob,

which was the son of Isaac,

which was the son of Abraham,

(The following are also listed in Genesis 11 also)

which was the son of Thara,

which was the son of Nachor,

Which was the son of Saruch,

which was the son of Ragau,

which was the son of Phalec,

which was the son of Heber,

which was the son of Sala,

Which was the son of Cainan,

which was the son of Arphaxad,

which was the son of Sem,

(Listed in Genesis 5 also)

which was the son of Noe,

which was the son of Lamech,

Which was the son of Mathusala,

which was the son of Enoch,

which was the son of Jared,

which was the son of Maleleel,

which was the son of Cainan,

Which was the son of Enos,

which was the son of Seth,

which was the son of Adam,

which was the son of God.

We see from these genealogies that there are relatively few generations from the time Adam left the garden (and began to age) and the birth of Jesus Christ.

Add another 2,018 yrs and we are in the present.

No where near billions of years.

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