Genealogy of Christ

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The Genealogy of Christ is detailed in two passages of the Gospels: [1]

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Background

  • Luke's genealogy goes back to Adam, through a minor son of David, Nathan and apparently again to Joseph.
  • Matthew's genealogy commences with Abraham and then from King David's son Solomon follows the legal line of the kings through Jeconiah, the king whose descendants were cursed, to Joseph, legal father of Jesus.
  • Christ's ancestry in art; the Root of Jesse icon

The genealogy according to Luke

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The genealogy according to Matthew

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Other accounts

References

  1. The Genealogy of Christ is detailed in the Scriptural passages of Luke 3:23–38 and Matthew 1:1–17.
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