Matthew seemed rather obsessed with genealogy. Specifically to show that Jesus was the promised Messiah and son of David. Likewise the season of Advent which is fast upon us, is about the coming of God as Messiah and Saviour. In his first chapter, the gospel writer Matthew provides us a long list of characters leading up to the birth of Jesus. In the coming days as part of an Advent Study for my Sunday school class as recommended by my minister, we will look at this list of folks and determine who they are, where they are from and what place they have in the Biblical text, the story of salvation and in relation to Jesus specifically. You are invited to join in the journey and the discussion. Hopefully you will find something that is of interest along the way. Well begin November 30, hope to see you then.
In the meantime, you might also enjoy this link highlighted from the folks at MereComments on the subject of Advent. Go here for the first part of the study