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Luke 3:23-38 Jesus’ Lineage

And you thought your family was complicated!

And you thought your family was complicated!

I’m sorry but I have to say this. “Begats” are the driest part of the bible for me. I have never been into genealogy. I understand Luke and Matthew’s reasons for including them in their narratives. Matthew did it to prove to his Jewish readers that Jesus was a direct descendant of Abraham and specifically the kingly line of David. Abraham was the patriarch of the Jewish nation. David was the promised line for the Messiah and ultimate eternal King to come through. Matthew needed to establish Jesus’ connection to these two sources.

Luke on the other hand took pains to establish Jesus’ lineage back to the very first man, Adam. Luke also stated that Adam was the son of God, therefore establishing that Jesus’ message and salvation was for all men. Jesus is the only “begotten” Son of God. Adam was “created” out of the dust of the earth. Read more »