2. Fourteen Generations
Starting a Journey with Jesus, Day 2 (Matthew 1:6b-17)
Altogether there were fourteen generations from Abraham to David, and fourteen from David to the Babylonian exile, and fourteen from the Babylonian exile to Christ. (Matthew 1:17)
Why the emphasis on 14? David’s Hebrew name adds up to 14, so the royal nature of Jesus’ ancestors through and through climaxes with Jesus who was called Christ, a messianic and royal title for the King of the Jews.
From David to Solomon and through the kings of Judah, the first set of 14 (more…)