God new evidence

GOD: new evidence

Contents

Different lists of Ancestors?

(Unwrapped: the Truth about Christmas #28)

What's in the series?      Previous: Called a Nazarene?       Next: The Year Jesus was born

Matthew and Luke both include lists of Jesus's ancestors in their accounts of his birth. But Luke's list is different from Matthew's. Is this a contradiction?

It is possible that Matthew traces Jesus' ancestry back through Joseph, who was his legal father, while Luke traces it through Mary, who was his physical mother.

Another possibility is that Jacob and Heli were closely related – for example, that they were brothers. If Heli died without having any children, Jacob's son Joseph became Heli's legal heir.

We shall never know the exact answer, but the important point is that there are possible explanations for the differences between the two lists of ancestors. We do not just have to assume that they contradict each other.

Luke's list of Jesus's ancestors: Luke 3:23-38

Matthew's list: Matthew 1:1-17

facebook logo To respond to this video go to www.facebook.com/godnewevidence.

 

only search
'God: new evidence'

Site map


If you have a question chat now


Want to find out if God is real, and to connect with him?
Try Praying

Or get the app:


Keep in touch:

Facebook Facebook
TwitterTwitter

Interesting sites

Bethinking

Centre for Christianity in Society

Christian Evidence Society

Christians in Science

Professor Robin Collins

William Lane Craig - Reasonable Faith

The Demolition Squad

Professor Gary Habermas

Professor John Lennox

Reboot

Mike Licona - Risen Jesus

Saints and Sceptics

Solas

Test of Faith

Peter S Williams

‘Although I was once sharply critical of the argument to design, I have since to come to see that, when correctly formulated, this argument constitutes a persuasive case for the existence of God.’ – Professor Anthony Flew