Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Gospel According to Matthew/Notes from October 3, 2012

Matthew (Levi), tax collector Matthew 10:14

Historical Jesus Matt.1:1,18 Luke 1:1-4
Son of David, Son of Abraham

42 generations 14/14/14, the 42nd is not connected to the 41st
See Isaiah 7:14, 9:6-7, 11:1

5 women included in the genealogy
Tamar Gen.38
Rahab Heb.11/Jos.2
Ruth Dt. 23:3
Uriah's wife Psalm 51

Jeconiah's line cursed Jer. 22:30

Mary's generations are listed in Luke 3
For another theory on Luke's genealogy see link

Matt.1:18 conceived by the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:31-35,38)

Matt. 1:19 Joseph righteous, Romans 4:1-3

Dreams: Matt. 1:20, 2:12-13,19,22

Chapter 2
Herod: Rome made him king of the Jews in 37 BC
Killed anyone who was a perceived threat to his throne including 3 sons, wife, mother-law
When Herod became disturbed the whole region was disturbed

Matt. 2:2 Star/perhaps a prophecy from Num.24:14

Wise men or Magi; possibly men from Persia familiar with the signs of the Messiah from Daniel 5

Chapter 2 shows the providence of God's will. How he allows people free will to accomplish His will. Also how God directly is involved in events

Augustine "The New Testament is concealed in the Old Testament and The Old Testament is reveled  in the New Testament."

The prophecy of the Jesus being called a Nazarene.
Perhaps from Isaiah 11:1, John 1:43-46, Psalm 22:6-8, Isaiah 49:7 and 53:3


S. Lewis Johnson

H.A. Ironside's commentary on Matthew

J. Vernon McGee's edited notes on Matthew

Martyn Lloyd Jones: Great Doctrines of the Bible


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  2. Happy Day,

    I am just passing along the information from the link at the end of this message. I have not studied the Scriptures as scholars have, but this is an uncomplicated explanation for the discrepancy.

    The Matthew 1 and Luke 3 genealogies conflict the ancestry of Yeshua, where in Matthew the third list of 14 generations is listed as 13 generations where Yoseph the husband of Miriam the mother of Yeshua is written. Yoseph and Miriam are the same generation. The book of Matthew was originally written in Hebrew, translated into Aramaic, Greek and so on, according to the link below.

    Over the last few years, Nehemia Gordon found at least 28 ancient texts of the Hebrew Matthew in which several was written “Yoseph avi Miryiam”, meaning Yoseph, the FATHER of Miriam, the mother of Yeshua, thus making 14 generations and Yeshua a direct descendent of King David through his son Solomon.

    Watch this video starting at 1 hr 25 minutes through 1 hr. 44 minutes