God is in the business of giving us the parents which are best for us, parents who will either lead us to Him if they are godly or drive us to pursue Himself if they are evil. God does this because ultimately he is seeking a relationship with us. God also selected His own earthly parents. Jesus Christ was born into a poor family to teenage parents who were descendants of significant ancestors.
Why Does Jesus Have Two Different Genealogies (Matthew 1:1-16; Luke 3:23-38)?
Mary's Genealogy | Outreach Judaism
Please help support the mission of New Advent and get the full contents of this website as an instant download. It is granted on all sides that the Biblical genealogy of Christ implies a number of exegetical difficulties; but rationalists have no solid reason for refusing to admit any of the attempted solutions, nor can we agree with those recent writers who have given up all hope of harmonizing the genealogies of Christ found in the First and Third Gospels. The true state of the question will become plain by studying the Biblical genealogies of Christ first separately, then in juxtaposition, and finally in their relation to certain exceptions to their harmony. Matthew's genealogy of Christ The genealogy of Christ according to the First Evangelist descends from Abraham through three series of fourteen members each; the first fourteen belong to the patriarchal order, the second to the royal and the third to that of private citizens. Matthew , shows that this arrangement was intended; for the writer expressly states: "So all the generations, from Abraham to David , are fourteen generations. And from David to the transmigration of Babylon, are fourteen generations: and from the transmigration of Babylon to Christ are fourteen generations.
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These two chapters, both giving genealogies of Jesus , at first appear to be contradictory. Actually, however, they complement each other. The genealogy in Matthew 1 is clearly that of Joseph, Mary's husband.