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QUESTION: “Why are there different names in the two accounts of Matthew and Luke regarding Christ’s ancestry?

ANSWER:

1. Both lines come out of King David with both Solomon and Nathan being sons of David.
2. Joseph has Solomon as an ancestor while Mary has Nathan – both out of David
3. Jospeh’s line Matthew has all the kings
4. Mary’s line in Luke has the names of ‘ordinary’ people if you will
5. Matthew’s account comes through the physical line of kings ending with

    Joseph, while Luke’s account has Mary’s physical ancestors.

 

Joseph’s KINGLY line

Matthew’s line (Matt 1:6-16)

 

Mary’s NATURAL line

Luke’s line (Lk 3:23-38)

 

DAVID

DAVID

                          Solomon  (son of David)        

                      Nathan (son of David)

                              Rehoboam          (Roboam)

Mattatha

                                    Abijah                (Abia)

Menan

                                  Asa                    (Asa)

Melea

                           Jehoshaphat      (Josaphat)

Eliakim

                               Jehoram           (Joram)

Jonan

     Ahaziah

Joseph

       Queen Athaliah

Juda

                                    Joash

Simeon

       Amaziah

Levi

                                  Uzziah                  (Ozias)

Matthat

                                Jotham             (Joatham)

Jorim

                                   Ahaz                    (Achaz)

Eliezer

                                  Hezekiah             (Ezekias)

 Jose

                                Manasseh          (Manasses)

 Er

                                  Amon                   (Amon)

 Elmodam

                                    Josiah                 (Josias)

  Cosam

     Jehoahaz

 Addi

     Jehoiakim

Melchi

                           JEHOIACHIN rejected

                        No seed of Coniah    (Jer 22:30)           

 Neri

                              Zedekiah   Babylon captives

Salathiel

   Salathiel

Zorobabel

                              Zorobabel

Rhesa

                                   Abiud

Joanna

   Eliakim

Juda

    Azor

Joseph

    Sadoc

Semei

   Achim

Matthias

    Eliud

 Maath

                                    Eleazar

 Nagge

                                   Matthan

 Amos

 

 Jacob

                   Mattathias

                          Joseph (Mary’s husband)

                       Joseph

                       

 

CUT OFF!!

                        Janna

                        Melchi

                          Levi

                       Matthat

                     Heli (Joseph’s father-in-law)                        

                     Mary

          (biological daughter of Heli)

 

Jehoiachin (Jer 22:30) is also called Jeconiah (Jer 24:1) is also called Jechonias (Matt 1:12) is also called Coniah (Jer 22:28)

JEHOIACHIN’S LINE gets cursed (Jer 22:30)

Joseph’s line gets cut off, but Mary’s line continues.

Christ still comes out of David’s line, not Solomon’s line, but Nathan’s line.

Christ does not come from the regal line of kings as such, but the natural biological line that ends up with Mary.

 

 

JOSEPH

 

“Thus saith the LORD, Write ye this man (Coniah, Jechoniah, Jehoichin, Jechonias) childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for NO MAN OF HIS SEED shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah.” (Jer 22:30)

 

Now Joseph a physical son of Coniah (Matt 1:12) therefore Jesus was not the son of Joseph – as no descendant of Jospeh will sit on David’s throne.

 

 

MARY

 

Mary ‘made of the seed of David’

(Lk 3:23-31)

 

Jesus Christ ‘made of a woman’

(Gal 4:4)

 

therefore Jesus Christ is made of seed of David

(Rom 1:3)

 

Joseph and his mother (Matt 2:13)

Joseph is never mentioned

as father.

 

But Jospeh was supposed to be Christ’s father “… as was supposed…”  (Lk 3:23)

 

 

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Harley Hitchcock

Thursday 2nd December 2021



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