Thanks Greg - I remember this, but thought gavra with a 'v' instead. Anyway, seems like they're confusing the issue since Matthew plainly is speaking of the generation of Jesus; whereas Luke writes of his "supposed father". It's an understandable
Originally Posted by gregoryfl
dilema IMO -- like a red herring to distract from the true generation count of 66 names, just like the number of books in THE WORD.
They're BOTH right. Even RAM apparently hasn't grasped the significance of Mary having no brothers. She MUST marry into the Tribe of her father, so Luke makes it clear that she obeyed the Law and did just that. ??
Problem Jesus has a different grandfather here in Luke 3:23(Heli) than He does in Matthew 1:16(Jacob). Which one is the right one?
Dux allows: "It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honour of kings is to search out the matter". Pr25:2