Wednesday, February 8, 2017


By Mary Vee
Matthew 1

From Matthew's Notes

My name is Matthew. I was a tax collector before Jesus of Nazareth called me to be one of His followers. My life has changed completely since listening to His teachings and seeing His examples of how God expects us to live. These things will be discussed in greater detail in the days to come when I tell you what I witnessed.

For now, I want to start with telling you the generations of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

Abraham's son was Isaac

Isaac's son was Jacob

Jacob's son was Judah and his brothers.

Judah's son was Perez and Zerah by Tamar, their mother.

Perez's son was Hezron
Herzon's son was Ram
Ram's son was Amminadab
Amminadab's son was Nahshon
Nahshon's son was Salmon
Salmon's son was Boaz by Rahab, Boaz's the mother Salmon saved Rahab when the walls of Jericho fell.
Boaz's son was Obed by Ruth, Obed's mother. Ruth's mother-in-law was Naomi.
Obed's son was Jesse
Jesse's son was David, the king
David's son was Solomon. Solomon's mother had been the wife of Uriah
Solomon's son was Rehoboam
Rehoboam's son was Abijah
Abidjah's son was Asa
Asa's son was Jehoshaphat
Jehoshaphat's son was Joram
Joram's son was Uzziah
Uzziah's son was Jotham
Jotham's son was Ahaz
Ahaz's son was Hezekiah
Hezekiah's son was Manasseh
Manasseh's son was Amon
Amon's son was Josiah
Josiah's son was Jechoniah and his brothers at the time the Jews were taken as slaves to Babylon.
After many Jews were taken as slaves to Babylon, Jechoniah had a son named Shealtiel
Shealtiel's son was Zerubbabel
Zerubbabel's son was Abiud
Abiud's son was Eliakim
Eliakim's son was Azor
Azor's son was Sadoc
Sadoc's son was Achim
Achim's son was Eliud
Eliud's son was Eleazar
Eleazar's son was Matthan
Matthan's son was Jacob
Jacob's son was Joseph, the husband of Mary who bore Jesus who is called the Christ.

All the generations from Abraham until David are fourteen. All the generations from David until the Babylonians took the Jews into captivity are fourteen. All the generations from when the Babylonians took the Jews until Christ are fourteen.

Between the generations shown in the last post by Luke and this one, the descendants of Jesus can be traced. This information is very important to have recorded. The highlighted ones are names you may recognize.


*A Harmony of the Gospels for Historical Study, An Analytical Synopsis of the Four Gospels by William Arnold Stevens and Ernest DeWitt Burton, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1932
*New International Version, New King James Version. 
*My Bible College training.
*My notes and walk through classes I've taught in Children's church. Answers to student questions, etc.
*Pastoral sermons on this time
*Matthew Henry Commentary
*F. LaGard Smith Commentary
*The Hanukkah Book by Marilyn Burns, Four Winds Press, Macmillan Publishing Company, 1981
*Jewish Virtual
*The Hasmonean Dynasty

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