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APPENDIX FIVE (B)

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Appendix5A                      Our Lord’s Genealogy

APPENDIX FIVE (A)

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Appendix4                    Appendix5B  

APPENDIX FOUR

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Salathiel and Zorobabel. The inclusion of the names of these two men in the lists of both Matthew and Luke has caused considerable controversy. My own explanation is that Salathiel, Neri’s son (Luke 3:27), came into the royal line when Jechoniah’s seed was disqualified. (Jer. 22:30) See my remarks on page 7 of the body…

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APPENDIX THREE

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Joseph has no place in Jesus, genealogy. Our Lord’s human ancestor was His mother. Consequently, having no human father, His human ancestry can only be traced through Mary. Joseph has no place in it. Luke’s list is a genealogy in the true sense of the word. It is therefore: ‘An account of a person’s descent…

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APPENDIX TWO

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The words ‘son’ and ‘beget’. In Scripture both these words have far more extended uses than we usually apply to them. We must in some places apply these usages to see the meaning of certain passages where they occur. The Hebrew and Greek languages, having far more restricted vocabularies than we now possess, needed to…

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