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Genealogy of Jesus Christ
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Jesus, Genealogy of
Jesus, Genealogy of Two New Testament genealogies of Jesus Christ are found in Matt 1:1–17 and Luke 3:23–37. Matthew emphasizes Jesus as the royal son of Abraham and son of David. Luke traces Jesus’ descent back to Adam to show that He is the Son of God.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Genealogy of Jesus Christ
Genealogy of Jesus Christ. Account of Jesus’ human descent. The NT records Jesus’ genealogy twice in great detail: in Matthew 1:1–17 and in Luke 3:23–38.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Genealogy of Jesus Christ
GENEALOGY OF JESUS CHRIST Account of Jesus’ human descent. The NT records Jesus’ genealogy twice in great detail: in Matthew 1:1–17 and in Luke 3:23–38.PreviewMatthew’s GenealogyLuke’s GenealogyThe Relationship between the Two RecordsMatthew’s Genealogy (1:1–17) Matthew 1:1 presents Jesus Christ
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Genealogy of Jesus Christ
GENEALOGY OF JESUS CHRIST. Twice in the NT we are presented with the detailed genealogy of Christ. The first Evangelist introduces his record, in language which echoes Genesis, as ‘the book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham’, and then traces the line of descent through
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
genealogies of Christ
genealogies of Christ. The gospels of Mt. and Lk. both contain a genealogy of Christ, the former (1:2–17) tracing His descent from *Abraham and the latter (3:23–38) carrying it back to ‘*Adam, the son of God’. The genealogies are intended in both cases to emphasize that Christ belonged to the house of
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Genealogy of Jesus Christ
Genealogy of Jesus Christ. The New Testament gives us the genealogy of but one person, that of our Saviour. This is given because it was important to prove that Jesus fulfilled the prophecies spoken of him. Only as the son and heir of David could he be the Messiah. The following propositions will explain
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Genealogies of Jesus
GENEALOGIES OF JESUS — the two distinct lists of the ancestors of Jesus found in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke.The Gospel of Matthew (1:1–17) recorded Christ’s descent from the patriarch Abraham, while Luke (3:28–38) reversed the recording process, contrary to biblical tradition, and traced the ancestry
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Genealogy of Jesus Christ
genealogy of Jesus Christ. The Davidic ancestry of Jesus Christ is an accepted fact in the NT (Matt. 21:9; Mk. 10:47–48; Rom. 1:3). Apart from the two genealogies in Matthew and Luke, little attempt is made elsewhere to emphasize this point—it simply is presented rather as historical truth. Joseph, the
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels, Second Edition
Genealogy
GENEALOGYA genealogy is a list of the ancestors of a person or group. Although ancestral registers existed in several ancient Near Eastern societies and in the Greco-Roman world, such genealogies were usually brief and typically pertained to royalty. Extended genealogies are found primarily in Hebrew
Key passages
Mt 1:1–17

The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham became the father of Isaac, and Isaac became the father of Jacob, and Jacob became the father of Judah and his brothers, and Judah became the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, …

Lk 3:23–38

And Jesus, when he began his ministry, was himself about thirty years old, being the son (as it was believed) of Joseph the son of Eli, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph, the son of Mattathias, the son …

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