Matthew 1 Genesis
The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren ...
The first verse of the New Testament returns the reader imediately to the first book of the
the Bible, Genesis. The word translated as generation is an inflection of
the Greek name of the first book.
The link between Matthew 1.1 and Genesis is quite strong. Searching the entire Bible for all verses that
contain both "book" and "generation(s)" yield but one other than that quoted above (Genesis 5.1):
This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in
the likeness of God made he him; Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and
called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.
We have therefore the following
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Recalling that Jesus Christ is the second Adam, we see a beautiful symmetry of
Scripture: The first book of the Old Testament declares the "book of the generations" of Adam, and the
first book of the New Testament declares the "book of the generation of Jesus Christ", and these
two declarations are geometrically united!
All of this integrates with the meaning of Aleph, the first letter of the name of the first man, Adam
, and with Jesus Christ, who declared Himself to be Alpha and Omega.