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This content is part of a series Bright Morning Reflections, in topic 2022 & books 2 Samuel, Genesis, Jeremiah, Joshua, Luke, Matthew.

The Family

The genealogy of Jesus is found only in Matthew and Luke. The genealogies show how the birth of Jesus fulfilled the promises made to Abraham (Gen 12:2-3; 22:18). Matthew, writing for the Jews, begins his genealogy with Abraham, father of the Jewish race (Matt 1:1-2a). Luke, writing for non-Jews, traces Jesus’ genealogy back past Abraham to Adam, to emphasize Jesus’ union with the whole human race (Luke 3:34b-38).