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- The genealogy scroll of Jesus the Anointed;(1)Most translations say “Jesus Christ” here. Contrary to popular belief, “Christ” is not Jesus’ last name; it’s a descriptive title. “Christ” is a transliteration of the Greek word “Χριστός” (Christos), with “Christ” being the Greek word and the “os” ending indicating its function in the sentence. Christ(os) literally means “anointed one” or “one who has been anointed”. the son of David, the son of Abraham.
- Abraham fathered Isaac. Then Isaac fathered Jacob. Then Jacob fathered Judah and his brothers.
- Then Judah fathered Perez and Zerah from Tamar. Then Perez fathered Hezron. Then Hezron fathered Ram.
- Then Ram fathered Amminadab. Then Amminadab fathered Nahshon. Then Nahshon fathered Salmon.
- Then Salmon fathered Boaz from Rahab. Then Boaz fathered Obed from Ruth. Then Obed fathered Jesse.
- Then Jesse fathered David the king. Then David fathered Solomon from the widow of Uriah.
- Then Solomon fathered Rehoboam. Then Rehoboam fathered Abijah. Then Abijah fathered Asa.
- Then Asa fathered Jehoshaphat. Then Jehoshaphat fathered Joram. Then Joram fathered Uzziah.
- Then Uzziah fathered Jotham. Then Jotham fathered Ahaz. Then Ahaz fathered Hezekiah.
- Then Hezekiah fathered Manasseh. Then Manasseh fathered Amos. Then Amos fathered Josiah.
- Then Josiah fathered Jeconiah and his brothers before the deportation to Babylon.
- Then after the deportation to Babylon, Jeconiah fathered Shealtiel. Then Shealtiel fathered Zerubbabel.
- Then Zerubbabel fathered Abiud. Then Abiud fathered Eliakim. Then Eliakim fathered Azor.
- Then Azor fathered Zadok. Then Zadok fathered Achim. Then Achim fathered Eliud.
- Then Eliud fathered Eleazar. Then Eleazar fathered Matthan. Then Matthan fathered Jacob.
- Then Jacob fathered Joseph, the husband of Mary, from whom was born Jesus, the One who is called “the Anointed”.
- Therefore, all the generations from Abraham until David were 14 generations. And from David until the deportation to Babylon were 14 generations. And from the deportation to Babylon until the Anointed were 14 generations.
Jesus’ Conception and Birth
- Now the birth of Jesus the Anointed was happening like this: having been betrothed to Joseph, His mother Mary was found having a child in her womb from the Holy Spirit before they came together.
- Yet Joseph her husband – being righteous and not wishing to publicly disgrace her – resolved to send her away secretly.
- And having been greatly troubled by these things,(2)“having been greatly troubled” is a single word in Greek. This difficult to translate word literally means being in a state of passionate response/thinking, typically producing inner turmoil. behold; an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream saying; “Joseph, son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife. For the child which was conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
- “She will bear a son, and you will call his name Jesus because He will save His people from their sins.
- “And all this was – and is – happening that it might be fulfilled, what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying:
- “Behold! The virgin will carry a child in her womb and will bear a son. And they will call His name Immanuel;”(3)quotation/allusion to Isaiah 7:14 which is translated: “God with us”.
- And having been woken from his sleep, Joseph did as the angel of the Lord commanded and took her as his wife.
- Also, he wasn’t knowing her intimately until she gave birth to a son, and he called His name Jesus.
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