13 or 14 Generations?


13 or 14 Generations?

In looking at the Genealogy of Messiah in Matthew 1:17, we find only 13 generations from the deportation from Babylon, when it says there were 14.

Reading in Luke 3:23 we find Mary's husband Joseph Genealogy. Note this Joseph was the son of Eli, In Matthew 1:16 it says Jacob was this Joseph's father.

In Luke 3:23 we find Mary's Husband was the supposedly the Father of Yeshua, so we know Luke's Genealogy is of Mary's Husband.

Now we know Matthew's Genealogy is Joseph, the father of Mary. The word used for husband in Hebrew is like says head of household, that could be father of husband. Since Genealogy is speaking of births, Mary's father was over Her until She married.

 Now when you count Mary as a generation, you have 14. Note: Luke goes backwards to Adam, the Son of God, Luke 3:38. Matthew goes forward from Abraham to Messiah, the Son of God.


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