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The calculation is as follows: ✿ Adam to Noah 10 generations ✿ Noah to Abraham 10 generations ✿ From Abraham to David are fourteen generations ✿ From David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and ✿ From the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations. Totally Adam to Jesus is 62 generations. (Mt. 1:17) Hope these clarify
This is a difficult question involving how a generation is defined and why they can be skipped upon occasion. Spiritually speaking, a generation requires that the son be like the father ("if ye were the sons of Abraham ye would do the works of Abraham," John 8:39). This may be a reason certain figures were not included in official genealogies of the Bible.The count can vary from 62 to 66 generations. Technical details can be found at https://ebible.com/questions/548-is-there-an-error-in-the-counting-of-the-generations-in-matthew-chapter-1. Also, the Wikipedia article at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matthew_1:17 is of interest.
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