• Why does Matthew start his Gospel with a genealogy?
• Is the genealogy just a list or a defense of Jesus' identity?
• What do we know about people listed in the genealogy?
1 hour 14 min. (1 CD / MP3)
Do you ever get bored with the genealogies in the Bible?
Do you ever wonder why we have to bother reading them in Mass?
After this talk by Dr. Bergsma, you'll never sleep through the genealogy of Jesus again! St. Matthew has packed this list of ancestors with insights, apologetics, and even humor that most readers miss.
Continuing into the infancy narratives of Matthew 1-2, Dr. Bergsma reveals how Jesus draws together and fulfills three great promises of the Old Testament: the Seed of the Woman, the Seed of Abraham, and the Seed of David.