Sunday, September 04, 2016

Fresh Studies in Matthew, Matthew 1 continued


Matthew 1
We are told there are five women mentioned in the Matthew genealogy of Christ who were all Gentiles.  Only four were; Bathsheba is not mentioned by name, probably because of her sin, and we don’t really know if she was Jewish or Gentile, only that she was married to a Gentile.
Bathsheba lost a child, too. 
Is it important that there are 3 14-generation phases?  Is this a literary device?  I would think so, as it is too neat  and likely some generations are skipped.

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