Bloodline of Jesus Christ in the flesh

An interesting question was about the genealogy of Jesus Christ. Scholars and believers often argue and question the origin of Jesus Christ. Whether he was a man or in fact God. Let’s try to figure it out.

(Matt. 1: 1-17 and Luke 3: 23-38), in the two Gospels of Matthew and Luke we find the genealogy of the Lord Jesus Christ in the flesh. Both of them equally testify to the origin of the Lord Jesus Christ from David and Abraham, but the names in one and the other do not always coincide.

Since St. Matthew wrote his Gospel for the Jews, it was important for him to prove that the Lord Jesus Christ is happening, as was the Messiah, according to the Old Testament prophecies, from Abraham and David. He begins his Gospel directly with the genealogy of the Lord, and he leads it only from Abraham and leads him to “Joseph, the husband of Mariin, from the inappropriately born Jesus, the verbal Christ.” The question arises, why does the Evangelist give the genealogy of Joseph, and not the Blessed Virgin Mary? This is because it was not customary for the Jews to produce any kind from the ancestors of the mother, and since the Blessed Virgin was undoubtedly the only offspring of her parents Joachim and Anna, according to the requirement of the law of Moses, she was to be married only to a relative from the same tribe, tribe, and clan, and, therefore, since Elder Joseph was from the clan of King David, then she should have been from the same clan.

St. Luke, set himself the task of showing that the Lord Jesus Christ belongs to all mankind and is the Savior of all people, extends the genealogy of the Lord to Adam and to God himself. In his genealogy, one can find some disagreement with the genealogy of St. Matthew So Joseph, the imaginary father of the Lord, according to st. Matthew, son of Jacob, and according to St. Luke, son of Elijah. Also Salafiel, mentioned by both Evangelists as the father of Zerubbabel, according to St. Matthew, son of Jehonia, and according to St. Luke, son of Niria.

The oldest Christian scholar, Julius Afrikin, perfectly explains this with the law of scribbling, according to which, if one of the two brothers died childless, the other brother had to take his wife for himself and “restore the seed to his brother” (Deuteronomy 25: 5–6): firstborn from this marriage he was supposed to be the son of the deceased, so that “the deceased childless would not be left without offspring and that his name should not be blotted out in Israel.” This law was valid in relation to brothers not only relatives, but also descended from different fathers and from one mother. These brothers were James, Joseph’s father in St. Matthew, and Eli, the father of Joseph in St. Luke. They were born from different fathers, but from one mother, who was married first to Jacob’s father, then to Elijah’s father. Her name was Esta. Thus, when one of the sons of Esta Eli died childless, the other Jacob, taking his wife for himself, restored the seed of his brother, having given birth to Joseph. Hence it turned out that St. Luke leads the family of Joseph through Risai, the son of Zerubbabel, and Elijah, the father of Joseph, and St. Matthew – from Zerubbabel, through Abiud, the other son of Zerubbabel, and James, the other father of Joseph.”

Introduction of St. Matthew, in the genealogy of the Lord of women who were either pagans or sinners, was made for the purpose of edification: God, who did not abstain from classifying such women as a chosen one, does not hesitate to call the Gentiles and sinners into His kingdom – man is not saved by his merits, but by the power of God cleansing the grace of God.

family tree Jesus Christ starting from Adam

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