Does Jesus Belong to Joseph’s Line of Mary’s Line?

It is interesting how Matthew lays out the genealogical narrative from Abraham to Joseph based on 1:1-16. That structure, however, breaks off at Matt. 1:16. In 1:16, Matthew writes, “and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ.” Reading from an English translation can give us […]

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