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Re: A question about the Bible
Posted By: Nyperold, on host
Date: Monday, September 17, 2001, at 08:44:19
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?

I've always heard that one traced the lineage of Yoseph(Joseph), and the other traced it through Miryam(Mary). Also, according to the footnotes of the NIV Life Application Bible, "Genealogies often compressed history, meaning that not every generation of ancestors was specifically listed. Thus the phrase 'the father of' can also be translated 'the ancestor of'." - NIV Life Application Bible, footnote on Matt. 1:17

Sounds reasonable.

> -Eric "Very frustrated and confused" Sleator
> Sun 16 Sep A.D. 2001


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