This post and the series are a delight
For the past several weeks I have been writing about the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew 1. Matthew’s genealogy includes four women, all of them non-Israelites by birth: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Bathsheba. These four women were the subject of my first post in this series.
According to Matthew there were forty-two generations between Abraham and Jesus. This means that, in addition to the four women mentioned in his genealogy, there were several other women in Jesus’ family tree whose names Matthew omitted in his genealogy. These great-grandmothers of Jesus were the subject of my second post in this series.
In presenting the genealogy of Jesus in three groups of fourteen generations, Matthew did not include a few kings who were associated with the family of Ahab and Jezebel. In my third post, I discussed these kings and their wives and mentioned that Jezebel, the evil queen of the Northern…
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