I find it very interesting that Matthew draws on so much Old Testament prophecy to tell the story. Here, he quotes Isaiah 7:14 and links it to Jesus’ birth. I […]
“…behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived […]
“Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with […]
“So all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to the Christ […]
As if the inclusion of Tamar in Jesus’ family tree wasn’t enough, Matthew includes three more women: Rahab, Ruth and “the wife of Uriah” whom we know as Bathsheba.
A few years ago, Richard wandered into church and worshiped with us for a few months. He dabbled in genealogies and asked me for a few birthdates and places so […]
“The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham” (Matthew 1:1 ESV). That’s an interesting way to begin your version of the greatest […]