Over with the Christmas story…

Posted by Jim Price in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post

To those of you who have been over the Christmas story a hundred or more times; have you given thought to this? Matthew and Luke both give a lot of attention to the linage and genealogy of Joseph and yet it was not Joseph’s seed that was in the blood line of the Christ Child. In schools of theology this has often been a point of discussion but most of us have decided not to bring it up in the local church because it has no easy answer. Do you have a thought on this?

4 Comments

  • Reply December 22, 2016

    Al Green

    It is widely believed and accepted that the genealogy recorded in Luke is Marys lineage not Josephs.

  • Reply December 22, 2016

    Charles Page

    There is not an inheritance of some strand of sin DNA?

  • Reply December 22, 2016

    David Lewayne Porter

    Lineage of Jesus I have understood in Luke to be given from Mary’s side.
    Luke 1 tells us that Mary’s cousin Elizabeth was of the daughters of Aaron verse 5 – showing the connection between the priesthood/tribe of Levi and David of the tribe of Judea, allowing Him to fulfill the office of priest and also sit upon the throne of David His Father.

    We may add to that thought what was said of Joseph in Luke 2:4 they went up to Bethlehem because (he – Joseph) was of the house and lineage of David. Also mentioned in Luke 1:27.
    Matthew chapter 1 tracks Jesus from Joseph (even though Joseph was not actually his father according to the flesh).
    Matthew states that Jacob is Joseph’s father.
    Luke said Heli is his father – which is actually believed to be Mary’s father instead.

    A great line of thought on Jesus’ lineages and fulfilling prophecy. His qualifications as the Son of God, Son of David, and Son of Man outlined at his birth and before.

  • Reply December 22, 2016

    Varnel Watson

    Both Mary and Joseph are from the tribe of Judah. Num. 36:6 This [is] the thing which the LORD doth command concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, Let them marry to whom they think best; only to the family of the tribe of their father shall they marry.

    Num 18:2 And thy brethren also of the tribe of Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring thou with thee, that they may be joined unto thee, and minister unto thee: but thou and thy sons with thee [shall minister] before the tabernacle of witness.

    Heb. 7:14 For [it is] evident that our Lord sprang out of Juda; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.

    So, Mary of the tribe of Judah married Joseph of the tribe of Judah.

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