# 4. The geneaology of Jesus

## introduction

December 25. The baby is born. This is excerpt 4 from  a  page about Jesus I am working with and will publish after Easter 2019.
It is time to share some facts about Jesus as told about by the Gospel of Matthew and Luke.

## Geneaology of Jesus

Matthew and Luke describes the Geneaology of Jesus in different ways. You find a Maternal ancestry in Luke.  Luke’s genealogy is of Mary, with Eli being her father, while Matthew’s describes a paternal genealogy.

Matthew starts with Abraham, while Luke begins with Adam.
The lists are identical between Abraham and David (I marked these parts with green text), but differ radically from Jesus to David and from Abraham  backwards to Adam in Luke. ( I marked these text in red )

To make them comparable, I reordered so both start from Jesus.

According to Matthew 1:16
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According to Luke 3:23
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 Jesus is the son of Joseph, the son of Jacob, the son of Matthan, 15 the son of Eleazar, the son of Elihud, the son of Akim, the son of Zadok, the son of Azor, the son of Eliakim, 13 the son of Abihud, the son of Zerubbabel, was the son of Shealtiel, the son of Jeconiah[c] and his brothers the son of Josiah, the son of Amon, the son of Manasseh, Ahaz the son of Hezekiah, Jotham the son of Ahaz, 9 Uzziah the son of Jotham, Jehoram the son of Uzziah, Jehoshaphat the son of Jehoram, 8 Asa the son of Jehoshaphat, Abijah the son of Asa, Rehoboam the son of Abijah, 7 the son of Rehoboam, was the son of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife, the son of King David. the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, whose mother was Ruth, the son of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab, the son of Salmon, he son of Nahshon, the son of Amminadab, the son of Ram, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar, the son of Judah and his brothers, the son of Jacob, 2 was the son of Isaac, Abraham
 Jesus is the son of Mary, the son of Heli, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph, the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Naggai, the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Josech, the son of Joda the son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel,[a] the son of Neri the son of Melchi, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmadam, the son of Er, 29 the son of Joshua, 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 Jonam, the son of Eliakim the son of Melea, the son of Menna, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Sala, the son of Nahshon the son of Amminadab, the son of Admin, the son of Arni, 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 Mahalaleel, the son of Cainan the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.”