The Genealogy


Jesus Christ

(Yeshua Ha'Mashiach in Hebrew)



The ancient Jewish Scriptures promised Messiah

would come forth from the line of King David ...

AND would be the "Seed of the Woman" Eve prophesied (Genesis 3:15) 


"Messiah" ("Christ" in English) is not His name ... it's His Title

The Bible clearly says there is, and will be, only one Messiah.  The promised Messiah of Israel.


Jesus Christ's (Yeshua Ha'Mashiach in Hebrew) Genealogy (which was never disputed or even questioned by the Jewish priests who kept all of the genealogies in the Temple in His day) ... BOTH Mary (His mother) and Joseph (husband of Mary who raised Jesus as a first-born son) were born in the line of King David, which is also why Mary (Miriam) and Joseph had to go to Bethlehem (under Caesar's orders) at the time of His birth ...


Matthew takes His genealogy (through Joseph) from Abraham ...

While Luke takes His genealogy (through Mary) all the way from Adam ...


The Genealogy of Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha'Mashiach in Hebrew)

Through JOSEPH (the "husband of Mary") ...


   "The book of the genealogy of Yeshua Ha'Mashiach (Jesus Christ)
     the Son of David, the Son of Abraham:

     Abraham begot Isaac,

     Isaac begot Jacob, and

     Jacob begot Judah and his brothers.
     Judah begot Perez and Zerah by Tamar,
     Perez begot Hezron, and

     Hezron begot Ram.
     Ram begot Amminadab,

     Amminadab begot Nahshon, and

     Nahshon begot Salmon.
     Salmon begot Boaz by Rahab,

     Boaz begot Obed by Ruth,
     Obed begot Jesse, and

     Jesse begot DAVID THE KING.
     DAVID the king begot Solomon by her who had been the wife of Uriah.
     Solomon begot Rehoboam,

     Rehoboam begot Abijah, and

     Abijah begot Asa.

     Asa begot Jehoshaphat,
     Jehoshaphat begot Joram, and

     Joram begot Uzziah.
     Uzziah begot Jotham,

     Jotham begot Ahaz, and

     Ahaz begot Hezekiah.
     Hezekiah begot Manasseh,

     Manasseh begot Amon, and

     Amon begot Josiah.
     Josiah begot Jeconiah and his brothers

     about the time they were carried away to Babylon.
     And AFTER they were brought to Babylon,

     Jeconiah begot Shealtiel, and

     Shealtiel begot ZERUBBABEL.

     ZERUBBABEL begot Abiud,
     Abiud begot Eliakim, and

     Eliakim begot Azor.
     Azor begot Zadok,

     Zadok begot Achim, and

     Achim begot Eliud.
     Eliud begot Eleazar,

     Eleazar begot Matthan, and

     Matthan begot Jacob.
     And Jacob begot

     Joseph the husband of Mary,
     of whom was born Jesus (Yeshua) who is called Messiah ("Christ" in English).

     So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations,
     from David until the captivity in Babylon are fourteen generations,
     and from the captivity in Babylon until the Messiah (Christ) are fourteen generations."

     (Matthew 1:1-17)      
 (Prophecies of Messiah from the ancient Jewish Scriptures ...) 


Note:  Mary (Miriam) and Joseph observed the Law of Moses with Baby Jesus (Yeshua) ...


   "And when eight days were completed for the circumcision of the Child,

     His Name was called JESUS,  (YESHUA)

     the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.  

     Now when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were completed,

     they brought Him to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord

     (as it is written in the law of the Lord,

     "Every male who opens the womb shall be called holy to the LORD"),  

     and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord,

    "A pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons."     (Which tells us Mary and Joseph were poor)

     (Luke 2:21-24)  



The Genealogy of Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha'Mashiach in Hebrew)

Through His mother MARY (Miriam) ...


   "And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him,

     and a voice came from Heaven which said,

   "You are My beloved Son;  (The "Son of God" was no surprise...Psalm 2:6-7...Psalm 2:12...Proverbs 30:4)

     in You I am well pleased."  

     Now Jesus (Yeshua) Himself began His ministry at about thirty years of age,

     being (as was supposed)

     the son of Joseph,

     the son of Heli,

     the son of Matthat,

     the son of Levi,

     the son of Melchi,

     the son of Janna,

     the son of Joseph,  

     the son of Mattathiah,

     the son of Amos,

     the son of Nahum,

     the son of Esli,

     the son of Naggai,

     the son of Maath,

     the son of Mattathiah,

     the son of Semei,

     the son of Joseph,

     the son of Judah,  

     the son of Joannas,

     the son of Rhesa,

     the son of ZERUBBABEL,

     the son of Shealtiel,

     the son of Neri,  

     the son of Melchi,

     the son of Addi,

     the son of Cosam,

     the son of Elmodam,

     the son of Er,

     the son of Jose,

     the son of Eliezer,

     the son of Jorim,

     the son of Matthat,

     the son of Levi,

     the son of Simeon,

     the son of Judah,

     the son of Joseph,

     the son of Jonan,

     the son of Eliakim,

     the son of Melea,

     the son of Menan,

     the son of Mattathah,

     the son of Nathan,

     the son of DAVID,

     the son of Jesse,

     the son of Obed,

     the son of Boaz,

     the son of Salmon,

     the son of Nahshon,

     the son of Amminadab,

     the son of Ram,

     the son of Hezron,

     the son of Perez,

     the son of Judah,  

     the son of Jacob,

     the son of Isaac,

     the son of Abraham,

     the son of Terah,

     the son of Nahor,

     the son of Serug,

     the son of Reu,

     the son of Peleg,

     the son of Eber,

     the son of Shelah,

     the son of Cainan,

     the son of Arphaxad,

     the son of Shem,

     the son of Noah,

     the son of Lamech,  

     the son of Methuselah,

     the son of Enoch,

     the son of Jared,

     the son of Mahalalel,

     the son of Cainan,

     the son of Enos,

     the son of Seth,

     the son of Adam,

     the son of God."

     (Luke 3:21-38)    



The ancient Jewish Prophets also warned Messiah would be born of a "Virgin"...



     the virgin shall conceive

     and bear a Son,

     and shall call His Name Immanuel"  

     (Isaiah 7:14)    (Immanuel means "God with us")


   "For unto us a Child is born,

     unto us a Son is given,

     and His Name will be called MIGHTY GOD,

     EVERLASTING Father,

     Prince of Peace."  

     (Isaiah 9:6)



THE FIRST PROPHECY found in the Bible is spoken by God to Adam, Eve, and Satan in the Garden of Eden.  This first prophecy is a prophecy of the Messiah.  It also sets the stage for Satanís hatred against Mankind ... and especially against the Jews because they would bring forth Messiah and will be instrumental in His Return (which we are told will end Satan's rule on Earth) ...


   "I will put enmity (hatred)

     between you (Satan) and the woman (Eve),

     And between your seed and her Seed (the Christ ... Messiah);

     He shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel."

     (Genesis 3:15)   


THIS is why the genealogy of Jesus through Mary is taken all the way back to Adam ...


In this prophecy we are told the seed of the woman, the Messiah (the Christ), would have his heel bruised.  If you study the physical trauma associated with Crucifixion, you soon find it was designed to cause extreme pain and torment before death.  The word "excruciating" comes from the root word "crucify."  Crucifixion was a cruel, slow, agonizing, and tortuous form of execution designed to kill through slow suffocation ...


The shoulders of the person being crucified would dislocate and separate.  The only way the person nailed to the Cross could breathe (or speak) would be to gather as much strength as they could and try to stand up on the nail or the spike that had been driven through their feet.  The feet were severely bent forward and pressed together in order to nail them to the Cross.  When the feet were nailed securely to the Cross, one heel would be pressed tightly against the wood of the Cross.  So, in order to breathe or to speak, the person nailed to the Cross had to put all of their weight on the heel and the large spike that had been driven through the feet in order to stand up far enough to gasp for breath.  This incredibly tortuous process would painfully bruise that heel ...


Also, we are told that Jesus (Yeshua) was scourged by the Romans before He was crucified.  These "stripes" He took on His back were another form of cruel punishment derived by the powers of the day.  The Roman "whip" used for scourging was small with pieces of metal and bone attached.  The prisonerís back was stretched tight as He, in this case, Jesus, was tied to a post.  The Roman whip was designed to dig into the skin of the back and then tear the skin away from the bone.  By the time Jesus (Yeshua) was crucified the skin of His back that had been torn from the "stripes" would have been hanging loosely off of the bone like a tattered cloth ...


Take a moment to consider the amount of pain shooting through the body of Messiah (Christ) as He struggled with dry, parched lips and gasping for breath to stand up by pressing down on that heel which was nailed to the Cross, causing His tattered back with its exposed bone to rub against the roughly hewn wood of His Cross in order to clearly speak those words . . .


     "Father forgive them,

       for they know not what they do."

       (Luke 23:34)


Note to Christians:  It is wrong and a blasphemy against God and Jesus to ever blame the Jews for Jesusí death.  As one pastor put it, "If you are going to blame anybody blame me, for it was because of my sins that the Messiah stepped forth from Eternity ("from Everlasting"... see Micah 5:2) and took on the form (or "likeness") of Man, as the "Son of Man"... the "Son of God," to suffer and die. 


From the ancient Jewish Scriptures (Tanakh  -  Old Testament) ...


     "But He (Messiah) was wounded for OUR transgressions,

       He was bruised for our iniquities;

       The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,

       and by HIS stripes (whip lashes) we are healed.

       and the LORD has laid on HIM the sin (iniquity) of us all." 

       (Isaiah 53:5-7)


The Scriptures tell us there are TWO roles the Messiah must fulfill:


First, as the Passover Lamb of God . . .

The 'Atonement' for sin whose blood shed on the Cross saves us from the utter darkness and torment of Hell


 Second, as the Lion of Judah . . .

As King of kings and Lord of lords ... to save Israel from the armies of the world which will someday soon come against Her ... and then He will restore the Earth in peace and beauty



The Scriptures ALSO tell us the Messiah will return . . . twice:


First, "as a thief in the night" . . . FOR those who have waited in faith . . . the "Rapture."

(To remove the faithful believers from Earth to shelter them (like Enoch and Lot) ... before the "Apocalypse.")


Second, "every eye shall see" . . . WITH  those who have waited in faith.

(When He returns to establish His Kingdom (of peace and beauty) over the world ... after the "Apocalypse")


It is interesting to note the only prophecies found in other religions are either based on prophecies already found in the Scriptures, or point to a powerful (and popular) world leader who will someday rise (the coming Antichrist).  The Bible warns to beware of this false messiah who will soon rise and will deceive many.  God also makes it very clear there would be only ONE real Messiah.  If you are approached, or belong to a religion which denies Jesus (Yeshua) is the promised Messiah, humbly ask them to show you the prophecies (and the genealogy) preparing the way and describing their Prophet . . .


     "In the Beginning was the WORD . . .

       and the Word was WITH God,

       and the Word WAS God.

       And the Word became flesh

       and dwelt among us,

       and we beheld His glory,

       the glory as of the only begotten

       of the Father . . .

       full of grace and truth.

       He was in the world,

       the world was made through Him,

       and the world did not know Him.

       He came to His own,

       and His own did not receive Him . . .

       (Excerpted from the Book of John 1:1-14)


King David's Psalm  . . .


     "I will worship toward Your Holy Temple,

       And praise Your Name

       For Your loving kindness and Your truth;

       For You (God) have magnified Your WORD

       ABOVE all YOUR NAME."

       (Psalm 138:2)


Prophecy of Messiah's Return . . .


       "Now I saw Heaven opened, and behold, a white horse.

        And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True,

        and in righteousness He judges and makes war.

        His eyes were like a flame of fire,

        and on His head were many crowns.

        He had a name written that no one knew except Himself.

        He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood,

        and His Name is called The Word of God.

        And the armies in Heaven, clothed in fine linen,

        white and clean, followed Him on white horses.

        Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword,

        that with it He should strike the nations.

        And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron.

        He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness

        and wrath of Almighty God.

        And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:


        (Revelation 19:11-16)



Please Remember . . .


The Kingdom of Heaven is available to every man, woman, boy, and girl in this world, no matter who they are, where they live, or what they have done.  It is freely offered to any and all who will receive it.  Simply learn of Jesus (Yeshua), the promised Messiah, invite Him into your life as Lord, believe He died on the Cross for all of your sins and rose from the grave (proving there is a Kingdom of Heaven ... and a Hell).  Learn of Him and believe in Him . . . for He was the only one who has ever loved you enough to substitute Himself for you on the Cross.  He shed His blood, suffered, and died on the Cross to save you from your sins and from the utter darkness and torment of Hell, if you will accept it, believe it, and trust in it.  That is why Jesus is called Savior.  He now lovingly and graciously offers you life in Heaven (and we are warned it is a "take it or leave it" proposition.)  We have to consciously receive it and accept it in faith.  If you sincerely admit you have sinned (which means you will need a Savior to get into Heaven) and ask Jesus to come into your life and honestly try to stop doing (and saying) those things God says are wrong, you will go to Heaven ... and with open arms and tears of joy He will receive all who will come to Him in faith and in love ... It's God's Promise!!!


The only unpardonable sin is to reject God's love and His free offer of life in the Kingdom of Heaven by rejecting Jesus Christ (Yeshua Ha'Mashiach in Hebrew) who stepped forth from Eternity ("from of old, from everlasting"... see Micah 5:2) ... not to condemn the sinner, but to save the sinner (from the torment of Hell) and who willingly and lovingly shed His blood on the Cross so we can be washed clean of all our sins.  The Bible warns there will be no peace in our lives until we make peace with God through His Son, Jesus (Yeshua), the promised Messiah.  The Bible also says there will be no peace in Israel or on Earth until Jesus (Yeshua), the Messiah returns . . .


                "The Lord is my shepherd . . ."

                  (Psalm 23:1)


And Jesus graciously tells us,


                "I am the good shepherd.

                 The good shepherd gives his life for the sheep."

                 (John 10:11)



Grace and Shalom




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