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Is there an error in the counting of the generations in Matthew chapter 1?



      

Matthew 1:1

ESV - 1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
Matthew's genealogy traces the ancestors of Joseph, the legal father of Jesus. The structure of the genealogy descends from father to son, beginning with Abraham. Additionally, Matthew divides the ...

July 01 2013 1 response Vote Up Share Report


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Image Thomas K M A retired Defence Scientist from Indian Defence R&D Orgn.
This genealogy of Jesus Christ is recorded in Mathew Chapter 1. There are three periods of 14 according to Matt.1:17 but the astute reader soon discovers 5 Old Testament names are unexpectedly missing from the second 14 and the third 14 and the third 14 appears to be short one generation. Some names are spelled differently, probably because of the change in language Hebrew to Greek. 

In Gen.6:9 see how Noah was perfect in his generation. Noah is the tenth generation from Adam. The next ten generation leads to Abraham at No.20. The third last group of ten is up to Ruth which takes us from Pharez to David. David would be at generation No.30, But we would be wrong because of three skipped names namely Issac, Jacob and Judah. So David is at No. 33 and Jesus is at No 66. All the generations from Adam to David is 33 and from David to Jesus 33

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