Tag: genealogy

  • October 19 – The Genealogies of Jesus

    Reading Matt. 1:1-17 Luke 3:23b-38 Devotional Today’s reading is a listing of the family lineage of Jesus. Matthew records the ancestry from Joseph’s perspective (Jesus’ earthly father), whereas Luke apparently records it from Mary’s perspective (Jesus’ mother). There are several righteous people among Jesus’ forefathers, including Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Boaz (husband of Ruth), David, Asa,…

  • October 14 – Conclusion of the Genealogies

    Reading 1 Chron. 4:24-43; 5:1-9, 11-17; 6:1-81; 7:1-12; 8:1-40; 7:13-40; 9:1-34 Devotional Today we conclude our two-day look at the genealogical recordings in 1 Chronicles. Recall that genealogy is a study of family history. Today’s reading covers the family history for: Simeon, Reuben, Gad, Levi, including the priests as well as the musicians, high priests,…

  • October 13 – Genealogies of Israel

    Reading 1 Chron. 1:1-2:41; 4:1-23; 3:10-24 Devotional Today’s reading deals with the family history from Adam through the families who returned to Jerusalem through around 425 B.C. Because Ezra is referred to as “the scribe” several times in scripture, it is widely believed that he is likely the writer of these passages. The genealogy—or family…