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Re: A question about the Bible
Posted By: Sosiqui, on host
Date: Monday, September 17, 2001, at 08:39:18
In Reply To: A question about the Bible posted by Eric Sleator on Sunday, September 16, 2001, at 23:17:54:

> Compare Matthew 1:2-17 with Luke 3:23-38. You will notice that they both have very different genealogies listed for Jesus (or, more accurately, His father Joseph). I realize a couple of the differences are for things like Arni, who was also called Ram, but I can't possibly imagine that the rest of these people all have multiple names they went by. Likewise, there is a vast difference in the number of generations from Abraham to Jesus. What's going on here?

This is something I actually think I can answer. First, may I refer you to the book The Case for Christ, which is an EXCELLENT book (I am ashamed I cannot remember the author's name, but it's well-known enough that any Christian bookstore will know of it without the author name) - the information I am attempting to recall came from there.

Anyway, the main idea I remember with regards to the geneologies is that both are the accurate geneologies of Jesus, just that one traces through Mary and one through Joseph. There are other ideas put forward in the book mentioned above, perhaps Monkeyman or someone else who has read the book more recently and/or is more awake than I am at the moment can put forth the other ideas for you. :)

Sosi"needs to read that book again"qui