- Jan 30, 2003While writing lectures on Genesis I was reminded again of the theme
of God opening wombs and baby's of promise being born (Eve, Sarah,
Rebekah, Rachael), and then ONLY in the geneological lists is the
So I began to wonder if this is idea isn't implicit in Matt. 1:1-17,
that we are invited to read into the list the miraculous stories of
barren births behind the geneologies. Luke of course invites us to
make exactly these comparisons with the conception of John the B
story. But is Matthew making a similar point, tieing Jesus more to
Isaac as "sons of Abraham" and promise? What do you all think?
How's that dissertation coming?
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