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Matthew's list of Jesus's ancestors

(Unwrapped: the Truth about Christmas #10)

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Matthew begins his account of Jesus's birth with a list of ancestors. Why does he include this? It makes more sense when we remember that he is writing for Jewish readers.

Matthew organises his list of ancestors in a way to show that Jesus is the promised deliverer, the Messiah, that he is a descendant of King David, and that he is born at just the right moment.

To find out more read Matthew 1:18-2:18

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