The account in Genesis Ch. 38 of the events leading up to and including the birth of Perez to Tamar and Judah has many intertextual connections with the events leading up to and including the birth of Obed to Ruth and Boaz… Read More ›
Matthew’s Genealogy of Christ
Most of Matthew’s Genealogy of Christ (Matt. 1:2-16) consists of statements of the form “X begat Y”. But there are some additions – called annotations in the literature. In this article, I suggest that these annotations are carefully located in the genealogical… Read More ›
Matthew’s Genealogy of Christ: how can we get the “3 groups of 14 generations each” described in Matt. 1:17?
We have been looking at Matthew’s genealogy of Christ, and have been doing so in terms of two alternative understandings of the term “generation” as used in Matt. 1:17 (primarily the first of these). They are 1) the (controversial!) meaning… Read More ›
We have been looking at Matthew’s Genealogy of Christ in Matt. 1:1-17 and in this post I want to put forward a suggestion about Matthew’s inclusion of two, somewhat surprising, references (verse 2 and 11) to “brethren” – those of Judah and… Read More ›
We have been looking at Matt. 1-18-25, and I have been attempting to identify its structural components. I have provisionally divided the passage into four sections, 18– 20a, 20b-21a, 21b-23 and 24-25. I have numbered these 1-4 respectively. The first,… Read More ›