1:2-1:17 – The genealogies seem boring to modern readers, but they are important because they show that biblical faith is grounded in history. The Jews believed that God had actually worked through their ancestors, and the genealogies are a way of indicating that. Also, there are 4 women mentioned in the genealogy, and all the references are scandalous…. What does that say about Jesus?
Love this version of Matthew’s Begats by Andrew Peterson: