Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories - The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah

I had originally planned to talk about the Christmas nativity scene and what it means to me and to share photos of my beautiful Christmas nativity scene made by my Aunt Barbara. However, as I went to the New Testament looking at both Matthew and Luke for a scripture to post regarding the birth of Jesus, I discovered that in both the Matthew 1:1-17 and Luke 3:26-38 had passages with the genealogy of Jesus Christ. In reading both passages I discovered that Luke's passage also included a portion of Matthew's and I have decided to post Mathew's passage. I am using the New International Version (NIV) Bible because it is a more modern translation.

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

2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, 

3 Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar, 

Perez the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Ram, 

4 Ram the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon, 

5 Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab, Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth, Obed the father of Jesse,

6 and Jesse the father of King David.

David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah's wife, 

7 Solomon the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, Abijah the father of Asa, 

8 Asa the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehosaphat the father of Jehoram, Jehoram the father of Uzziah, 

9 Uzziah the father of Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, Ahaz the father of Hezekiah, 

10 Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of Amon, Amon the father of Josiah, 

11 and Josiah the father of Jeconiah and his brothers at the time of the exile to Babylon.

12 After the exhile to Babylon: Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel, Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel, 

13 Zerubbabel the father of Abihud, Abihud the father of Eliakim, Eliakim the father of Azor, 

14 Azor the father of Zadok, Zadok the father of Akim, Akin the father of Elihud, 

15 Elihud the father of Eleazar, Eleazar the father of Matthan, Matthan the father of Jacob, 

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

17 Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Messiah.

From Matthew Chapter 1, Verses 1-17, The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah.

I was able to download this free Genealogy Chart of Jesus Christ from the website, Amazing Bible Timeline with World History (http://amazingbibletimeline.com/free-genealogy-of-jesus-christ-e-chart/). The chart depicts the lineage of Jesus Christ using both Matthew 1:1-17 and Luke 3:26-38 and shows the individual lineage of Joseph and Mary.
There is a little known fact that one of the reasons why the search term "genealogy" spikes around Christmas is because so many people are looking up the Genealogy of Jesus. Thank you Thomas MacEntee for sharing that little fact with me as I did not know this.
Amazing Bible Timeline with World History
Amazing Bible Timeline with World History

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