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TIMELINE

This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham: Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, …

… Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah.

 

ABRAHAM

DAVID

EXILE

JESUS

 

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MATTHEW’S POINT

Jesus didn’t happen just by accident!

 

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This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David  Matthew 1:1

‘One of your own descendants I will place on your throne’  Psalm 132:11-21

… the son of Abraham Matthew 1:1

‘… all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.’  Genesis 12:1-3

 

TOTAL REACH

Verse 1 shows Jesus is the messiah … but what kind of messiah is he?

 

Why are US President's so keen to be Irish?

Andrew Jackson 1829-37

Ulysses S Grant 1869-77

Ronald Reagan 1981-89

George W Bush 2001-09

 

Jewish genealogies almost never included women (who had no legal standing).

Matthew’s genealogy of Jesus includes four (not counting Mary).

WHY?

 

If Matthew wanted to include women, he could have chosen Sarah, Rebekah, Leah, Rachael …

Instead he chose:

Tamar Native of Canaan

Rahab Native of Jericho

Ruth Citizen of Moab

Bathsheba Look how she’s described:

 

If Matthew wanted to include women, he could have chosen Sarah, Rebekah, Leah, Rachael …

Instead he chose:

Tamar Involved in incest

Rahab Prostitute

Ruth Widow

Bathsheba Adulterer

 

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