The Genealogy of Jesus Christ: Matthew 1:1-6

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I thought that since we are heading into the Christmas season, it might be fun to review texts that reinforce who it is that we are celebrating in this season. We’ll cover some more messianic prophecy, and we’ll continue with the “I AM: statements from john’s gospel, and I think we’ll also add a little study of Father Abraham along the way. This morning, I thought we’d start with a look at the genealogy of Jesus from Matthew’s gospel, and then from Luke’s… This is not boring list of names!

This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham: (1:1)

Matthew begins with this verse full of content and contextual implications. It would seem that Matthew is intent on linking the story of Jesus to the larger context of Israel’s history. Notice his reference to “the genealogy of” in language which in the original Greek parallels…

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