Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories # 16

From now and until Christmas Eve I will be participating in the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories, 2015 Edition by Thomas MacEntee and the Geneabloggers. If you would like to join you or want to know more about it please see this link.

Today's Christmas memory is about Christmas traveling. Living in south Florida we didn't travel at Christmas time. The only exception to that was when we lived in Dayton, Ohio. We went to see my Momma's parents, George and Myrtle Rueff but I don't really have very clear memories of that time. We also travel home to Greensboro on Christmas Eve but we come home later that evening so I don't really consider that to be Christmas traveling. To me Christmas traveling means you actually packed a suitcase!

In place of that memory I am going to use a post from last year and hopefully, this is a more polished version of my post, The Genealogy of Jesus Christ.

In the New Testament of the Bible you will find that both Matthew (1:1-17) and Luke (3:26-38) have passages with the genealogy of Jesus Christ. In reading both passages I discovered that Luke's passage also included a portion of Matthew's genealogy was included as well. I am not a theologian or scholar of religion and while researching this post I learned of controversies surrounding Luke's passage on the genealogy of Jesus because he uses Mary ancestors where as Matthew uses Joseph's ancestors. I find that Luke's genealogy is confusing as he uses different forms of certain names where the two genealogies are the same. For my purposes I will be using Matthew's genealogy of Jesus as I have found it in my copy of "The One Year Bible, Catholic Edition". I would call this a perpetual bible because there are no years only the month and day with the scriptures for each day.

Matthew 1: 1-17 - 1 January
This is a record of the ancestors of Jesus the Messiah, a descendant of King David and of Abraham:
Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac was the father of Jacob, Jacob was the father of Judah and his brothers.
Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah (their mother was Tamar). Perez was the father of Hezron. Hezron was the father of Ram.
Ram was the father of Amminadab. Amminadab was the of Nahshon. Nahshon was the father of Salmon.
Salmon was the father of Boaz (his mother was Rahab). Boaz was the father of Obed (his mother was Ruth). Obed was the father of Jesse.
Jesse was the father of King David. David was the father of Solomon (his mother was Bathsheba, the widow of Uriah).
Solomon was the father of Rehoboam. Rehoboam was the father of Abijah. Abijah was the father of Asaph (Asa).
Asaph was the father of Jehoshaphat. Jehoshaphat was the father of Jehoram (Joram). Jehoram was the father of Uzziah.
Uzziah was the father of Jotham. Jotham was the father of Ahaz. Ahaz was the father of Hezekiah.
Hezekiah was the father of Manasseh. Manasseh was the father of Amos (Amon). Amos was the father of Josiah.
Josiah was the father of Jehoiachin and his brothers (born at the time of exile to Babylon).
After the Babylonian exile: Jehoiachin was the father of Shealtiel. Shealtiel was the father of Zerubbabel was the father of Abiud. Abiud was the father of Eliakim. Eliakim was the father of Azor.
Azor was the father of Zadock. Zadok was the father of Akim. Akim was the father of Eliud.
Eliud was the father of Eleazar. Eleazar was the of Matthan. Matthan was the father of Jacob.
Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary. Mary was the mother of Jesus, who is called the Messiah.
When I asked Thomas MacEntee last December if this would be an appropriate subject for the Advent Calendar of Christmas Memories he told me that one of the reasons why the search term "genealogy" spikes around Christmas is because so many people are looking up the the genealogy of Jesus. This was something I didn't know and I thank you Thomas for sharing that little fact with me. 

I was able to download the chart above for free the chart is, Genealogy of Jesus. This chart depicts the lineage of Jesus Christ using both Matthew 1:1-17 and Luke 3:23-38.

Amazing Bible Timeline with World History ( : 14 December 2014).
Amazing Bible Timeline with World History
Amazing Bible Timeline with World History

The One Year Bible Arranged in 365 Daily Readings, New Living Translation, Catholic Edition, Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

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