Matthew 1:1-17 – The Book of the Geneology of Jesus Christ

John Carter – September 10, 2017

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“Matthew’s chief aims in including the genealogy are hinted at in the first verse – namely, to show that Jesus Messiah is truly in the kingly line of David, heir of the messianic promises, the one who brings divine blessing to all nations.”[1]

Matthew 1:1

The of the Genealogy of JC

  • LXX usage
  • Genesis 2:4 – The generations of the Heavens and the Earth
  • Genesis 5:1 – The book of the generations of Adam

The Son of David

  • 2 Samuel 7:1-17

The Son of Abraham

  • Genesis 12:1-3 – All Families
  • Genesis 12:15-19 – Your Seed – All Nations
  • Galatians 3:16
  • Matthew 28:19 + Acts 1:8

Missing Parts

  • Kings
  • The return/temple rebuild
  • Only 41 of 42

Four Women + One

  • Tamar (Judah)
  • Rahab (Prostitute)
  • Ruth (Moabite)
  • Bathsheba (Adulteress)
  • + Mary (Virgin)

Why 14?

  • Many speculations
  • I lean towards DVD = 4+6+4 = 14 Which indicates a hype attention on Jesus as the true heir of David.

The exciting importance of this genealogy is in its demonstration of the timely fulfillment of the promise of God to send his anointed one to save his people.

[1]  P.88 – Expositor’s Bible Commentary – D.A. Carson