How Is Jesus Related To Abraham

How can Jesus’ genealogy be traced to Abraham without an earthly father?

My Bible study is now focused on Luke 3:23, and I’d want to know more about this passage in particular. Do you believe that Jesus was born miraculously, that he had no human father, and that his father was none other than God the Father Almighty? How is it possible that Joseph is listed as his father (despite the fact that it says “supposed”), so fulfilling the prophesy of Genesis 28:14 that Jesus would be born through Abraham’s lineage and that all nations would be blessed as a result of this event?

Bible Answer:

His mother’s side of the family has a genealogy, and His father’s side has a genealogy as well. The genealogy of Joseph is given in Matthew 1:16-16, and the genealogy of Mary is given in Luke 3:23-38. The question that we are interested in is how Jesus may have a pedigree that goes back to Abraham if Joseph, Mary’s husband, is not his biological father.

Jesus’ Supposed Father

The genealogy of Mary is revealed in Luke 3:23-38. It begins by informing us that it was widely believed that Joseph was the father of Jesus at the time of his birth. When He began His career, Jesus was around thirty years old, having been born as the son of Joseph and the grandson of Eli, as had been assumed. People thought that Jesus’ father was Joseph, according to Luke 3:23 (NASB), Matthew 13:55, and John 1:45 and 6:42, among other passages. The Greek text demonstrates that, with the exception of the name Joseph, each name on the list is preceded by a definite article.

  1. Consequently, the allusion to Joseph serves as an explanation why Joseph was not the earthly father of Jesus Christ.
  2. The fact that Jesus was a descendant of both Abraham and King David was also vital for us to comprehend.
  3. The early church writers Justin Martyr, Ephraim of Cyrus, Irenaeus, and Eusebius all assert that Mary was descended from the line of David, and this is supported by historical evidence.
  4. Aaron is completely absent from the story.
  5. “Mary’s Genealogy” is recommended for further reading by the author.

Jesus’ Genealogy

The genealogy is revealed to us in Matthew 1:16 via Joseph. When Luke 3:23-38 and Matthew 1:1-16 are compared, it becomes clear that several names in the two genealogies are different. Both Matthew and Luke’s genealogies agree that Christ’s ancestors may be traced back to King David, beginning with Joseph and Mary and ending with him. The lineage of Matthew may be traced back to Solomon and then to King David. Luke’s ancestors may be traced down to Nathan and then to King David. Except for the addition of the name of Admin between Ram and Amminadab in Luke’s genealogy, the two genealogies are identical from King David all the way down to Abraham.

  • This is significant because it demonstrates that Jesus is the prophetic fulfillment of the Abrahamic Covenant, which is mentioned in Genesis 12:3; 22:16-18; and 28:14, among other places (see Galatians 3:16).
  • It is important to note that Matthew 1:16 explicitly mentions that Joseph was Mary’s husband and that Mary was Jesus’ mother.
  • Jacob was the father of Joseph, the spouse of Mary, through whom the Messiah, Jesus, was born, and who is known as the Son of David.
  • In this particular instance, Jesus was legally entitled to the throne of King David.
  • He had the legal right to be there via Joseph, and he had the physical right to be there through Mary.

Luke 1:31-33 (KJV) (NASB) “Joseph’s Genealogy” is recommended for the reader’s consideration.

Conclusion:

Because of Abraham, Jesus had the right to sit on the throne of David, and He was the promised Messiah, according to the New Testament teaching. The genealogies of both Matthew and Luke reveal that He is descended from Abraham and King David on both a legal and bodily level. Every time He appears in the gospels, He is identified as the Messiah, who will rule on the throne of David (John 4:25; 7:42; Romans 1:3; 2 Timothy 2:8; Revelation 5:5; 22:16). The following article is recommended: “Why are the genealogy records for Jesus varied in Matthew and Luke?”

References:

1. The Gospel of Luke, by William Barclay. Page 48 and 49 of The New Daily Study Bible (Williamsburg, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2001). In Studies in the Life of Christ, published by College Press Publishing in 2000, page 268 is quoted as saying, “The life of Christ is a study in contrasts.”

Suggested Links:

What do we know about Joseph, the man who is believed to be the biological father of Jesus? Was Joseph a good man? What do we know about his life? Who was Mary, the mother of Jesus, and what was her story? The Gift – The Birth of Christ in the Virgin Mary The Ancestors of Joseph The Ancestors of Mary What is the difference between the genealogy records for Jesus in Matthew and Luke?

Jesus & Genealogies

Submitted byBibleProject Team 4 years ago today Greetings from the New Testament! We have finally arrived at the account of Jesus, which will bring the entire biblical narrative to a satisfying conclusion. The advent of Jesus will bring a significant twist to the story, but it is one that we have been anticipating for quite some time. As a matter of fact, in order to keep up with the good news about Jesus, you’ll need to use all of the information and abilities you obtained from reading the Old Testament in order to comprehend the first few pages of the New Testament.

A distinct portrayal of Israel’s messianic savior is presented in the first of four stories of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection, with each presenting a different perspective on the historical figure.

Not Another Genealogy…

To demonstrate how Jesus fits the Old Testament plot, Matthew begins with a genealogy of Jesus’ forefathers. You might be thinking, “Not another genealogy!” or anything along those lines. But don’t get your hopes up just yet. Keep in mind that the genealogies in the Old Testament are always striving to impart various levels of knowledge to their readers through multiple channels. Obviously, genealogies help us track family lineages, but they also assist us in following priestly and royal lines throughout Israel’s history.

When the author of Matthew wrote his Gospel story and opened it with a genealogy, there is no doubt that he was inspired by the book of Chronicles and the genealogies included within it, according to scholars.

First and foremost, let us consider the first sentence of the book.

“The genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, and the son of Abraham,” according to the Bible.

Jesus is said to as the son of David as well as Abraham. Let’s take a look at each of these persons in turn, starting with Abraham and working our way backwards from there.

Son of Abraham

The author establishes a link between Jesus and Abraham, the progenitor of the Jewish people, by referring to Jesus as the “son of Abraham.” God chose Abraham and his family from among the other nations thousands of years ago in the book of Genesis, and Abraham represents that time. God vowed to send blessings to all of humanity via the Israelites, and it was through them that God fulfilled his promise (Gen 12:1-3). Using the connection between Jesus and Abraham, Matthew is able to draw the reader’s attention back to the promise of God’s salvation plan for the world.

But how, precisely, do you do it?

A King from the line of David

The author establishes a connection between Jesus and Abraham, the father of the Jewish people, by referring to Jesus as the “son of Abraham.”. God chose Abraham and his family from among the other nations thousands of years ago in the book of Genesis, and Abraham represents this time. God had promised to benefit all of mankind via the Israelites, and it was through them that he fulfilled this promise (Gen 12:1-3). When Matthew links Jesus to Abraham, he’s trying to draw the reader’s attention back to the promise of God’s salvation plan for all of humanity.

But, specifically, how?

14 Generations

For example, consider the genealogy of Matthew, which is divided into portions. It is divided into three portions, each of which covers 14 generations in total. But why the number 14? The letters of the Hebrew written language are also utilized as numbers, and as a result, each letter is assigned a numerical value in the written language. The Hebrew name for David is “,” and from there it’s just a matter of doing the arithmetic. The numerical value of the first and third letters “dalet” (also known as “dalet”) is four digits.

  1. Put the following information into your mental calculator: The numerical value of the name “David” is calculated as 4+6+4=14.
  2. In fact, Matthew is so bent on emphasizing the “14=David” concept that he has purposely left out numerous generations of the line of David (three, to be exact) in order to make the math work.
  3. Yes, but this does not constitute a scandal.
  4. In ancient times, genealogies were used to support theological assertions, and the people who read Matthew would have known exactly what he was doing and why.
  5. A few letters in certain names were also tweaked by him to achieve the same result.
  6. Matthew is teasing us here since he knows that his readers will notice that they aren’t actual place names.
  7. Jesus descends from a line of kingly succession that also represents the culmination of Israel’s long heritage of worship and prophesy.

Unfortunately, some recent translations have failed to recognize the irony and have thus returned the names to their “original” referents, which is a shame. Well, that’s life.

Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole

However, we haven’t reached the bottom of the rabbit hole yet! Matthew has crammed even more information into this genealogy. Take a look at the distinct appearances of four women in Matthew’s genealogy: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Bathsheba, each of them has a distinct appearance. Four people have been identified as being non-Israelis or linked to non-Israeli families. The inclusion of seven female names in an all-male genealogy is not just out of the ordinary for Matthew, but each of these ladies is linked to a possible sexual scandal.

  1. Instead, he makes mention of Canaanites, prostitutes, and Moabite women, all of whom would be connected with Israel’s wrongdoing and inability to fulfill the promise.
  2. This image of a God and kingdom that is both inclusive and growing will continue to occur throughout Matthew’s narrative, even after the genealogy is completed.
  3. As a result of Jesus’ last instruction to his followers to “go and make disciples of all countries,” this non-Israelite thread in his family history will be extended even further (Matt 28:19).
  4. He is the one who will bring the blessing of Abraham to every nation on the face of the earth.
  5. He’s the one about whom the prophets wrote and about whom the psalmists sung, and he’s the one who’s coming.
  6. Our knowledge of all of this is based on a genealogy provided by Matthew, which meticulously portrays the hope that has come to us in Jesus.

The Genealogy of Jesus

  • Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016! Possibly, my interest in genealogy originated in my early Sunday School class, when we read the wonderful tale of Jesus’ virgin birth in the second chapter of Luke in the King James Version of the Bible, which inspired me to pursue a degree in genealogy. This section begins with the words: And it came to so during those days that an edict from Caesar Augustus was issued, stating that everyone of the world would be taxed. To my youthful mind, taxing the entire globe sounded like a monumental undertaking
  • Nonetheless, it was clear that the Roman Empire, rather than the entire world, was the target of the taxation. Each individual traveled to his or her home town in order to register for the census. A carpenter called Joseph and his betrothed wife Mary journeyed from Nazareth to Bethlehem, which was the town of David, in search of a better life. They were looking forward to the coming of Mary’s firstborn son, which had been predicted to them by an angel. As a result of the large number of pilgrims in Bethlehem, Joseph was forced to find shelter for Mary in a stable, where she gave birth to her son, Jesus. The arrival of the expected messiah was announced by angels. Shepherds left their flocks in the pasture to pay Him a visit at the church. Several years later, three wise men followed a brilliant star that guided them to the Christ child, where they presented Him with wonderful gifts. Many people find biblical genealogies dull
  • Nonetheless, the lives of persons who are documented in these genealogy include vital information and intriguing stories that are worth exploring. The first books of the Old Testament and the first books of the New Testament, Genesis and Matthew, respectively, both begin with genealogy. When it came to Hebrew genealogy, women’s names were not often included. Additionally, until 1850, women and children were not included in United States census records unless they were the head of home. The circumstances leading up to Jesus’ birth were foreshadowed in a number of Old Testament prophetic passages. The promise of a messiah from the lineage of Abraham, Isaac, Judah, Jesse, and David was fulfilled. It is stated in the New Testament that these prophesies came to pass, and the genealogy of Jesus may be traced back to Matthew 1:26-26 and Luke 3:23-38. Using Abraham as the starting point, Matthew went on to enumerate each of Jesus’ forefathers in a total of 41 generations, culminating in Matthew 1:16: “And Jacob had a son named Joseph, who became the husband of Mary, and out of whom was born Jesus, also known as Christ.” Joseph was descended from David through his son Solomon, who was descended from David. Matthew’s genealogy is notable for the inclusion of four women: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Bathsheba. This is the first time that four women have been recorded in the Bible. Bathsheba was not identified by her given name, but rather by the fact that she was Uriah’s wife. The genealogy of Jesus begins in the third chapter of Luke with Jesus, the son of Joseph, and continues down his line all the way back to Adam, who was the first son of God. There are a total of seventy-seven generations documented. Despite the fact that the genealogy in Luke is recorded with Joseph’s name, this lineage belonged to Mary. The Bible says in Luke 3:23 that “Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as had been assumed) the son of Joseph, who in turn was the son of Heli,” and that “Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age.” In Luke, Joseph is referred to as the son of Heli, rather than Mary, who is referred to as the daughter of Heli, because he is the head of the household. Therefore, because she was descended from David’s son Nathan, Mary was also a descendant of the house and lineage of David. There are many similarities between Joseph’s and Mary’s families, including their use of the same names from Abraham to David. Joseph and Mary were distant cousins who shared a common ancestor. They were all a fulfillment of the prophecy that the messiah would come from the house and lineage of David. Jesus’ legal claim to the throne of King David was through his father, Joseph, but his blood claim to the throne was through Mary, the mother of King David. Consider the names that were recorded on the census in Bethlehem at the time of Jesus’ birth. Those individuals were present when miracles occurred. When was the census taken, were only men counted? Were women and children counted, but their names were not included on the census form? Was baby Jesus counted as part of the population? We are fortunate in that we do not have to leave our homes and travel by foot or donkey to our hometowns in order to participate in a census. Census records for the United States are mailed to our homes by the federal government, which we must complete and return by mail. Our census is required by Article I, Section 2 of the Constitution and is conducted every ten years in order to count each and every resident of the country. The information gathered is used to determine the number of seats each state has in the United States House of Representatives, as well as how federal funds are distributed among the states. The National Archives and Records Administration is in charge of keeping track of state census records (NARA). Decennial census records for 1790 through 1940 can be found online. US census records are confidential for 72 years to protect privacy. The 1950 census will be released by the NARA on April 1, 2022. this Christmas Day more than two thousand years after the birth of Jesus, remember the prophecies, the genealogies, the miracles, the fulfillment of the promised birth of the Messiah. Enjoy family and friends and be kind to everyone. Begin the search to write your family lineage. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger
  • Because there was no room for them in the inn.” KJV Luke 2:7 Matthew 1:2-16 New International Version (NIV) (NIV) 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, 3 Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar, Perez the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Ram, 4 Ram the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon, 5 Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab, Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth, Obed the father of Jesse, 6 and Jesse the father of King David. David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife, 7 Solomon the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, Abijah the father of Asa, 8 Asa the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram, Jehoram the father of Uzziah, 9 Uzziah the father of Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, Ahaz the father of Hezekiah, 10 Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of Amon, Amon the father of Josiah, 11 and Josiah the father of Jeconiah and his brothers at the time of the exile to Babylon. 12 After the exile to Babylon: Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel, Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel, 13 Zerubbabel the father of Abihud, Abihud the father of Eliakim, Eliakim the father of Azor, 14 Azor the father of Zadok, Zadok the father of Akim, Akim the father of Elihud, 15 Elihud the father of Eleazar, Eleazar the father of Matthan, Matthan the father of Jacob, 16 and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah. Luke 3:23-38 New International Version (NIV) (NIV) 23 Now Jesus himself was approximately thirty years old when he began his mission. He was considered to be the son of Joseph, who in turn was the son of Heli. 24 the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melki, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melki, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph 25 the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Naggai, the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Naggai, The 26th son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Josek, the son of Joda, is referred to as the son of Maath, Mattathias, and Semein. 27 the son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, the son of Neri, the son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, the son of Neri, 28 the son of Melki, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmadam, the son of Er, the son of Melki, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmadam, the son of Er, 26 And the sons of Joshua, the descendants of Eliezer, the descendants of Jorim, the descendants of Matthat, the descendants of Levi, were born to them. 30 the son of Simeon, the son of Judah, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonam, the son of Eliakim, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonam, the son of Eliakim, 31 the son of Melea, the son of Menna, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David, the son of Melea, the son of Menna, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David, 32 Jesse’s son Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Salmon, the son of Nahshon, 33 the son of Amminadab, the son of Ram, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah, 34 the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor, 35 the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son The son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Eber, the son of Shelah, the son of Peleg, the son of Eber, the son of Shelah 36 Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech, the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalalel, the son of Kenan, the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God, the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God
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Why does Matthew trace Abraham’s geneology to Joseph, when he is not Jesus true father?

Matthew traces Jesus’ lineage down to Abraham, the forefather of the Jewish people, and on to David, the King of Judah, to whom God made the Davidic covenant. Matthew is the author of the Gospel of Matthew. Despite the fact that this places Jesus in the line of Abraham and David, Matthew does not state that Jesus is the real son of Joseph; rather, Matthew states that he is in the Messianic line via Joseph. By implication, he is the legal son of Joseph, having been adopted by his mother. “And to Jacob was born Joseph, the husband of Mary, through whom (the word “whom” in the Greek language is feminine and refers solely to Mary) was born Jesus, who is called Christ (the Messiah),” he stated in 1:16.

Rather than via Solomon, as was the case with Joseph, Luke traces Jesus’ pedigree from Adam to Mary through Nathan (see Luke 3:31), in order to emphasize Jesus’ real humanity as the Son of Man, as One who understands and cares about our needs.

Please keep in mind that Luke begins the genealogy with the words, “And when He began His ministry, Jesus Himself was around thirty years of age, being allegedly the son of Joseph.” He then goes on to demonstrate that Jesus was Eli’s grandchild through Mary, which is a remarkable claim.

More detail on the miraculous feature of this genealogy can be found in the study onProphecies of the Birthof Christ on our website at a later date.

I would also recommend two books by Josh McDowell, More Than a Carpenter and Evidence that Demands a Verdict, both of which are available on Amazon. Tyndale House publishes Living Books. Christmas and the Incarnation are two related topics.

Primary Sources – Jesus And Abraham

Some academics have recognized this verse from the Gospel of John as evidence of an increasing animosity toward Judaism that arises when Christianity distances itself from its parent faith. When some of Jesus’ Jewish followers query if he is claiming to be greater than Abraham, he responds by declaring that they are devil’s children and that they should repent. 8.31 – 8.59 in the book of John Jesus and Abraham are two of the most important people in the world. Jesus then addressed the Jews who had placed their faith in him, telling them that “if you persevere in my word, you are really my followers, 32and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” They responded to him by saying, “We are direct descendants of Abraham, and we have never been held in servitude by anybody or anything.

  1. I say this with all sincerity.
  2. If the Son sets you free, you will be free in every sense of the word.
  3. 38I tell of what I have witnessed with my Father, and you carry out the instructions you have received from your father.
  4. 41You follow in your father’s footsteps.” “We were not born via adultery; we have just oneFather, even God,” they explained to him.
  5. 43How come you are unable to comprehend what I am saying?
  6. 44You are a puppet of your father, the devil, and your only ambition is to carry out his wishes.
  7. He has no place in the world.

45However, since I tell the truth, you do not accept my words.

Why don’t you trust me if I’m telling the truth, I don’t understand.

But I do not seek my own glory; there is One who does, and he will be the one who determines my worth.

In the same way that Abraham and the prophets were killed by God, you declare, “If anybody keeps my word, he will never experience death.” 53Are you more powerful than our ancestor Abraham, who passed away?

I’m not sure who you’re claiming to be.” 54 Jesus responded by saying, “If I glorify myself, my glory is meaningless; it is my Father who glorifies me, and you refer to him as your God, thus my glory is meaningless.

Even if I claimed to be unfamiliar with him, I would still be lying like you; but, I am familiar with him and will honor his promise.

59 As a result, they gathered stones to throw at him, but Jesus quickly hid himself and fled from the temple.

Jesus, Son of Abraham

Allow me to begin by providing some background information. Because of His ancestors, Jesus is a one-of-a-kind individual. Now, I understand that in Western culture, we don’t give a damn about our ancestors, except that we do. At the start of every election season, people begin to doubt the genealogy of presidential contenders. Why? Because the more powerful a position is aspired for, the more important one’s heritage is to that individual. Several Cherokee elders have raised concerns about the Native American ancestry of a specific United States Senator for quite some time now.

  • A major source of concern for the Cherokee people, however, is that the Senator has falsely claimed heritage in order to achieve political and economic advantage.
  • Here’s what I’m trying to say: Someone’s heritage doesn’t important until they begin to use their ancestry to assert control over our lives, at which point it becomes significant.
  • However, for those wanting power, control, or prestige over us, it is a very other scenario.
  • Princess Meghan (what’s-her-name?) and Prince Ginger, the Red Head, Harry, were engaged this past weekend.
  • In our reality, Prince Harry possesses no more power, rank, or authority than the average Joe Schmoe down the block.
  • Of course, it is now the holiday season.
  • And it’s possible that you care about Jesus or that you don’t care about Jesus.
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In order to claim your very soul, this guy Jesus, who claimed to be more than a man.

wants to claim your very soul.

that our trust in his real identity and true lineage as both completely God and fully man.

He asserts that whether or not we accept Him as the Son of God via faith will determine whether or not God will accept us (at the end of the age) as his very own sons and daughters.

that God can only become our Father and we can only become God’s children if we place our confidence in Jesus as our Savior.

However, just because you weren’t thinking about something doesn’t imply it didn’t happen.

You might not be thinking about the evil that is gathering in the world, or about your health, or about your everlasting destiny, until your own soul is asked of you out of nowhere.

As a history lesson, we learn about this Jesus of Christmas who appears in our midst.

As long as Jesus isn’t historically “who” He and His earliest followers said He was, we should be able to go about our Christmas celebrations without having to worry about him.

As a result, let us discuss Jesus’ ancestry.

“So-n-So” gives birth to another “So-n-So,” and then that “So-n-So” gives birth to another “So-n-So.” Take, for example, the book of Luke 3.

Jesus was eventually the “son of Adam,” and Adam was the “son of God,” according to the Bible’s account in Luke 3:38.

Scientists have now genetically validated, via their examination of DNA, what the Bible has always claimed, and this has been confirmed by genetics.

Adam and Eve are both descended from the same ancestor.

If this is not the case, you will receive a refund.

There is no such thing as a “pure race” or a “pure skin tone.” In reality, we were a genetic shambles with a kaleidoscope array of colors.

God promised Adam and Eve that even though “Satan would strike the heel of one of their offspring, their own flesh and blood son would utterly crush the head of Satan.” This is significant because it is the first time that God has explicitly stated that Satan will strike the heel of one of their offspring (Genesis 3:15).

  • The fact that Jesus is the son of Adam places us at the very top of humanity’s evolutionary ladder.
  • However, as time passes, with each succeeding generation and God’s promise, the possibilities become more limited.
  • It’s all the other names that appear in His lineage that are the problem!
  • It is stated in the Bible that Enoch was Adam’s 7th ancestor (see Jude 1:14).
  • Now, just before he was carried away, he was praised for having done what pleased God.
  • According to the Bible, God recognized Noah’s faith and credited it to Him as righteousness, so saving Noah and his family from the deluge!
  • These men are amazing, but Abraham is by far the most well-known of them all.

Abraham is the first person he mentions: “Abraham was the father of Isaac, the father of Jacob, and the father of Judah.” In what ways do Christianity, Judaism, and Islam vary from one another?

Abraham.

It’s not a huge thing, right?

When you consider that the three most powerful faiths on the planet, all of which are vying for your soul, each claim a distinct lineage back to Abraham, what does it say about their respective beliefs?

Muslims, like Jews and Christians, assert that they are descended from Abraham.

The majority of Muslims believe Muhammed was a prophet descended from Abraham.

Now, Jewish people firmly believe in the existence of a Messiah.

During the first century, an unprecedented number of Jews came to believe that Jesus was the Messiah/Christ.

They want their homeland, Israel, returned to them (all of it).

And their eschatological expectation is that the Messiah will arrive in the future.

We believe Jesus to be the Christ, the Messiah, the Anointed One, the One who would crush the head of Satan and remove the power of sin and death, among other things.

Is it true that Jesus was a descendant of Abraham?

Keep in mind that if you want to discuss about Jesus with Muslims and Jews, it is absolutely essential that you establish that Jesus is the Son of Abraham.

They demonstrate Jesus’ lineage, as well as the historical relationship that connects him to Abraham.

After all, what exactly is the big deal about Abraham?

It is my intention to make your name renowned, and you will be a blessing.

What other name on the face of the globe is more powerful than Abraham’s?

Who has brought more blessings and enlightenment into the world?

However, there is a name even bigger than Abraham by which literally all people on earth (and not only people of one religion, nation, tribe, or tongue have been blessed, but all people on earth have been blessed) have been blessed: Jesus Christ.

It would be a son of Abraham who would bring blessings to all of the countries of the world.

When you read about Abraham in Genesis, the most pressing question on his mind is: what will become of Abraham’s son?

Consequently, when God makes this promise to Abraham, Abraham reminds God, “Yea, but I don’t have any children.” “How did any of this happen in the first place?” And Abraham begins to consider the possibility that he should take Hagar, his slave, and have a child with her.

” ‘And so will your descendants be.’ The Bible reads in Genesis 15:6, “Abraham trusted in the Lord, and he (the Lord) counted it as righteousness for him.

The same goes with Noah.

The same goes for us.

Three guests appear to Abraham in Genesis 18, according to the text.

In the following verse, the Lord informs Abraham, “I will definitely come to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife will have a son.” Abraham’s wife believes that everything is a huge joke, but Abraham corrects her.

In fact, Abraham and Sarah do have a son a year after they were married.

Isaac emerges from the shadows.

Not long after meeting Isaac, God commands Abraham to sacrifice his only son Isaac on Mount Moriah.

Is it acceptable to sacrifice a child?

What kind of Father could stand by and allow the blood of His One and Only Son to be shed?

As an alternative to Isaac, Abraham’s son Isaac is given to a ram, who is sacrificed so that Isaac can live and the ram can die in his place.

What sort of God would condemn a bereaved parent to such anguish and suffering?

As a result, what God was showing Abraham was a preview of not only Christmas but also the Cross, as well as the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

God so loved the world that he sent his one and only Son, that whomever believes in him will not perish but will have eternal life, according to John 3:16, the author of the Gospel of John.

In essence, God spared Abraham’s son Isaac’s life, but He did not spare the life of His own Son Jesus, who was sacrificed for the sake of the entire world!

According to the gospels, Jesus claims to have been the one who spoke to his own father and ancestor Abraham on the phone.

how God would bless every person on the face of the earth through the life of His own Son would look.

Jesus asserts that he knows and is known by Abraham.

It will completely blow your mind!

These are the words that Jesus uses to address his detractors and doubters.

A slave no longer has a permanent place in the family, but a son does.

As a result, if the Son sets you free, you will really be free.

You, on the other hand, are seeking for a means to assassinate me because you have no respect for my word.

As things stand, you’re seeking for a means to assassinate me, a guy who has revealed to you the truth that I received from God.

The tasks of your own father (or another parent) are being carried out by you.” In response, they objected, saying, “We are not illegitimate children.” “The only Father we have is God himself,” says the author.

I was sent by God.

As a result of your inability to hear what I’m saying.

He was a murderer from the beginning, and he has never held to the truth because there is no truth in him.

Why don’t you believe me if I’m telling the truth, you might wonder.

“The reason you are not hearing is because you do not belong to God,” says the author.

“Are we correct in claiming that you are a Samaritan who has been possessed by a demon?” the Jews question him.

“You’re not a Jew at all.” Those who believe in Jesus Christ will never die, according to John 8:52.

He died, as did the prophets before him.

My Father, whom you claim to be your God, is the one who gives me honor and glory.

Even though I’d be a liar if I said I didn’t know God, the truth is that I do know him and follow his commandments.

“You haven’t even turned fifty yet, and you’ve already seen Abraham?” “Believe me when I say that I am, even before Abraham was born, ‘I am’.” Not only did Jesus claim to be acquainted with Abraham, he also claimed that Abraham was acquainted with him!

The Son knows Abraham, and Abraham not only “knowing” his distant son Jesus, but he also “knew” his father Abraham.

What gives Jesus the authority to lay claim to our life, not just the right, but the power to do so?

He’s the promised one, and he’s made it possible for us to be adopted as God’s sons and daughters.

that is credited to us as righteousness is our belief in him.

Today’s Gospel and the Season of Advent Romans 4:18-25 (NASB): The Bible says, “Against all hope, Abraham believed, and as a result, he became the father of many nations, just as it had been promised to him, “So shall your offspring be.” 19 He faced the fact that his body was as good as dead—he was about a hundred years old—and that Sarah’s womb was also as good as dead without letting his faith in God wane.

20 Despite this, he did not waver in his belief in God’s promise, but rather was strengthened in his faith and gave glory to God, 21 fully convinced that God possessed the power to carry out what he had promised.

23 “It was credited to him,” as the verse states, was written not only for him, but also for us, to whom God will attribute righteousness—for those of us who believe in the one who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.

In exchange for our sins, He was put to death, and in exchange for our righteousness, He was risen to life.”

Why is Joseph Important to Jesus Genealogy?

I’d like to start by providing some background information. Because of His ancestors, Jesus is one of a kind. But we do care about our ancestors in Western culture, even if we don’t want to admit it. Everyone is curious about the ancestry of presidential candidates during election season. Why? In order to achieve greater power, one’s ancestry is more important than ever. Several Cherokee elders have raised concerns about the Native American ancestry of a particular United States Senator for quite some time now.

  1. A major source of concern for the Cherokee people, however, is that the Senator has falsely claimed ancestry in order to gain political and economic advantages.
  2. My point is as follows: Until someone begins to use their ancestry to assert control over our lives, their ancestry doesn’t matter to us.
  3. Someone seeking power, authority, or social standing over us, on the other hand, is a completely different story.” What’s the big news from the other side of the ocean?
  4. On this side of the Atlantic, we couldn’t care less because the Royal Family’s ancestry is irrelevant to us, regardless of who or what they are.
  5. In that case, we’d be just as obsessed with Prince Harry’s engagement as we are with the birth certificates of potential presidential candidates.
  6. On December 25, the entire world commemorates Jesus’ birth.
  7. One reason you should be concerned is that this Jesus is claiming far more power, status, and authority than any President, Senator, Prince, or average Joe Schmo will ever attempt to claim for themselves.

who, in fact, asserted to be the Son of Abraham, son of David, son of man, and the Son of God.

Astonishing Claims by Jesus That is, Jesus claims that our embrace of Him (as the one and only Son of Abraham, David, Man, and God).

determines our eternal destiny in the afterlife.

The claim of Jesus is that people do not automatically become heirs of God, sons and daughters.

However, just because you weren’t thinking about something doesn’t mean it didn’t happen!

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Once your very soul is demanded, you may not have time to consider the evil gathering around the world, or your own health, or your eternal destiny, until the situation demands it.

As a history lesson, we are given an introduction to this Christmas Jesus.

As long as Jesus isn’t historically “who” He and His first followers claimed He was, we should be able to go about our Christmas celebrations without having to think about him.

However, Jesus’ ancestry is significant, and it serves as the foundation for our hope.

The Bible contains long lists of “begets,” which we can find when we read it.

Figure out Luke 3 as an example.

As Luke 3:38 explains, Jesus was ultimately the “son of Adam,” and in turn, “Adam was the son of God.” As a “son of God,” Adam arose from the dust of creation when God breathed life into him with the breath of life, thereby transforming him into a living soul (Genesis 2:7).

There is a single genetic Adam and Eve from whom every single man and woman alive can trace their chromosomes.

Search for your name on ancestry.com and you should find that we are all listed as being related to Adam.

Ordering one of those DNA kits on the internet demonstrates that we all contain a little bit of everyone.

In reality, we were a genetic shambles with a kaleidoscopic array of colors and patterns.

God promised Adam and Eve that even though “Satan would strike the heel of one of their offspring, their own flesh and blood son would utterly crush the head of Satan.” This is significant because it is the first time that God has explicitly stated that Satan will strike the heel of any of their offspring (Genesis 3:15).

  1. The fact that Jesus is the son of Adam places us at the pinnacle of the human race’s development.
  2. The fact that Jesus is the first name in His genealogy is not what distinguishes Him from the rest of the people (Adam).
  3. Jesus was the “son of Enoch,” as the phrase goes in biblical terms.
  4. From Adam’s perspective according to the Bible, Enoch was his 7th ancestor (see Jude 1:14).
  5. As it happened, just before his death, the Lord praised him, saying that he had pleased God.
  6. The Importance of the Title “Son” in Jesus’ Life and Death “The son of Noah,” according to Luke, was Jesus.
  7. Noah’s faith was credited to God as righteousness, according to the Bible, and God saved Noah and his family from the flood!

These individuals are extraordinary, but Abraham is by far the most well-known of them all.

As a starting point, he cites Abraham: “Abraham was the father of Isaac.Abraham was the father of Jacob.Abraham was the father of Judah.” In what ways do Christianity, Judaism, and Islam differ from one another.

There is nothing more to say than this: nothing, nothing, nothing.

Wrong.

I’m hoping you’re keeping up with it.

Muslims do not believe in the Messiah in any form whatsoever.

Nevertheless, they reject him as any sort of messiah, Christ, or King; let alone as Lord; let alone as Saviour or Lordship.

They are currently expecting a messiah who will be a biological descendant of Father Abraham and King David, and this is happening right now.

Yet contemporary Jews have rejected Jesus as the Messiah, and they are therefore still waiting for him to return.

In order for them to reclaim their temple (all of it).

As a result of their religious beliefs, Christians now claim to be descendants of Abraham.

** This one biological, historical, genetic, and spiritual link between Jesus and Abraham is at the heart of everything we believe.

Not only that of Adam, but also of Abraham?.

Moreover, this is precisely what the gospel writers do when they speak about Jesus.

“The” promised Son of Abraham is represented by Jesus as “the.” What is the big deal about Abraham, you might wonder.

I am going to make your name famous, and you will be a blessing to others.

I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse those who curse you.” I’ll put the question to you now.

Abraham is the person who has brought the greatest amount of prosperity and blessing to the entire world.

All three religions agree that Abraham was blessed by God in this regard: Islam, Judaism, and Christianity The name of Abraham is great, but there is a name even greater through which literally all people on earth have been blessed (and not just people of one religion, nation, tribe, or tongue, but all people on the face of the earth have been blessed).

  1. It would be a son of Abraham who would bring blessings to all of the nations of the earth.
  2. In Genesis, one of the most pressing concerns for Abraham is what will become of Abraham’s son.
  3. Consequently, when God makes this promise to him he reminds him, “Yea, but I don’t have any children.” It’s hard to comprehend how anything like this could possibly happen.” After that, Abraham begins to consider the possibility of taking Hagar, his slave, and having a child with her.
  4. ” Your offspring will be just like you!
  5. Enoch’s situation is similar.
  6. Like Abraham, I’ll say it again: For us, it’s the exact same thing: A deep trance descends over Abraham’s body and the Lord reveals to him everything that must take place over the course of many generations” (see Genesis 15:12-21).
  7. In one of the visitors’ presence, Abraham addresses him as “Lord,” and Abraham sacrifices a calf for them as well as preparing a meal.

In the Foreshadowing of Christ’s Sacrifice It is around Genesis 21 that you will find the most disturbing parts of Abraham’s story, if you have ever read it.

The name Isaac, which means “he laughs,” is given as a testimony to God.

Isaac emerges from the shadows of the room.

And no sooner have we met Isaac than God commands Abraham to take his One and Only son Isaac up to the mountain and sacrifice him!

The sacrificing of a child.

It’s hard to imagine a father who could stand by and watch his only son die.

And he provides a ram as a substitute for Isaac, so that Abraham’s son Isaac may live and the ram may die in Isaac’s place instead of Abraham.

How cruel a God could be to subject a bereaved father to such anguish.

As a result, what God was showing Abraham was a preview of not only Christmas but also the Cross, as well as the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, as well.

God so loved the world that he sent his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him will not perish but will have eternal life, according to John 3:16, the author of the gospel of John.

What amazes me the most is this: According to the gospels, Jesus claims to have been the one who spoke to his own father and ancestor Abraham on the mountain.

how God would bless every person on the face of the earth through the life of His own Son would unfold.

Jesus asserts that he is known by Abraham and that Abraham knows Jesus.

Everything about it is going to astound you.

In response to his detractors and doubters, Jesus says the following: Every person who sins is a slave to sin, I tell you with all my heart.” In this family, a slave no longer has a permanent place, but a son does.

Consequently, if the Son sets you free, you will truly be set free!

But you’re looking for a way to eliminate me because you don’t believe what I’m saying.

Those are not the actions of Abraham.

They insisted that they were not adopted children.

I did not travel to this location on my own initiative.

Please explain why you are unable to understand my English language.

This is your father’s domain, and you wish to carry out his wishes as much as possible.

Anyone here who believes I’m guilty of sin, please let me know.

The words of God are heard by those who belong to Him and are in His service.

And then there’s this.

In other words, they were saying, “Your blood is different from Abraham’s.

It is not true that you are a Jew.

“Abraham died, as did the prophets, yet you claim that whomever obeys your message will never experience death.” How much bigger and better than our forefather Abraham are you?

Do you have any idea of who you believe yourself to be?” Jesus, on the other hand, tells them exactly who he is: In the end, if I only think about myself, my accomplishments are insignificant.

I am familiar with him, even though you are not.

The thought of your Father Abraham seeing my day filled him with joy, and he did see it and was delighted.” The Jews were enraged once more by the news.

“Believe me when I say that I am, even before Abraham was born,'” More than that, Jesus claimed to be acquainted with Abraham, and that Abraham himself was acquainted with him.

And Abraham not only “known” his distant son Jesus, but he also “knew” his Father.

Is it possible for Jesus to lay claim to our life without first gaining our permission?

It’s because He’s the son of Abraham, after all.

That which is credited to us as righteousness is our trust in Jesus, the son of Abraham and David, son of Man and son of God, who is the embodiment of all three.

Gospel and Christmas Observed Currently The Bible says in Romans 4:18-25 that “Abraham, in hope, believed, and as a result, he became the father of many countries, exactly as it had been said to him, “So shall your descendants be,” despite all odds.

20 21 He was completely convinced that God had the ability to carry out what he had promised and did not let his confidence be shaken by doubt.

Consequently, “it was credited to him as righteousness,” 22 according to the Bible.

In exchange for our crimes, He was put to death, and in exchange for our righteousness, He was risen from the dead.”

Son of David: What the Genealogy of Jesus Tells Us

For the vast majority of Bible readers, reading a genealogy is about as fascinating as reading a telephone book in the morning. The whole New Testament, however, begins with the first chapter of Saint Matthew’s Gospel, which reads as follows: The genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David and the son of Abraham, as recorded in the book of Genesis. (Matt 1:1–3). Abraham and Isaac were the parents of Isaac, and Jacob was the father of Jacob, who in turn was the father of Judah and his brothers, who in turn was the father of Perez and Zerah.

Count me in as one of those readers who, like me, skipped over the genealogy and started over in chapter 2 of this Gospel when they first started reading it.

“Let’s face it: other people’s family trees are about as intriguing as other people’s Christmas films,” as one New Testament expert put it.

Since the time of Abraham, it would have included all of their aspirations and expectations about what God had promised to accomplish in their lives and what God had promised to do in their lives.

Even if there had been a CNN network in first-century Palestine, this small genealogy would have been the most talked-about topic on the network’s “Headline News.” Now, let us look at Matthew’s genealogy from a different perspective—from the perspective of first-century Jews who would have seen their whole past, future, and very purpose for being summarized in these few words.

Despite the fact that many persons are listed in this genealogy, David is the one who sticks out the most.

Another point of connection between David and Jesus is that they are the only two people who are granted titles in the Bible.

According to scholars, there is also Davidic imagery in verse 17, in which Matthew draws attention to the number of generations in the genealogy from Abraham to Jesus: the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, the generations from David to the deportation to Babylon were fourteen generations, and the generations from the deportation to Babylon to the birth of Jesus were fourteen generations (Matt 1:17).

Throughout Matthew’s gospel, he divides the generations into three groups of fourteen people each.

Allow me to explain.

They are used to represent not just letters, but also numerical values.

Because the genealogy is structured around three sets of fourteen generations rather than one, Matthew’s genealogy discreetly reveals Jesus to be the “thrice-Davidic Son of David” through the very form of the genealogy itself.

What is the point of all this attention on David?

In the book of 2 Samuel, God promised David and his successors an eternal dynasty, saying, “our house and your kingdom shall be established for ever before me; your throne shall be set for ever” (2 Sam 7:16).

In Psalm 2:8 and 72:8–11, 17 and 110:6, the Davidic monarch is prophesied to rule over all the globe, nations will bow down before him, and all peoples will experience blessing in his presence.

Jesus is referred to be a “son of David” in the preface to the genealogy, which follows.

Doctor Edward Sri is an associate professor of theology and Scripture at the Augustine Institute’s Master of Catechetics and Evangelization program in Denver, Colorado.

He has a doctorate in theology and Scripture. He has written a number of works, the most recent of which being Mysteries of the Kingdom: On the Gospel of Matthew.

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