Blog - The Different Genealogies of Jesus Christ in Matthew and Luke
Jer 22:28-30 - Is this man Coniah a despised broken idol? is he a vessel wherein is no pleasure? wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into a land which they know not? 29 O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD. 30 Thus saith the LORD, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah.Coniah was another name for Jeconiah (Jer 22:24 c/w 1Ch 3:16-17). How could Christ eventually sit on David's throne as He was prophesied to do (2Sa 7:12-16 c/w Act 2:29-31) if God had decreed that none of Jeconiah's descendants would sit on David's throne? The two genealogies of Christ answer this mystery. Jesus was a blood descendent of David through Mary (Luk 3:31), and He was a legal descendant of the royal line of David through Solomon (Mat 1:6), Jeconiah (Mat 1:11-12), and his step-father Joseph (Mat 1:16). Since Jesus Christ was not a blood descendent of Jeconiah, the prophecy that Jeconiah would not have any of his seed to sit on the throne of David was fulfilled. Since Jesus Christ was a blood descendant of David through His mother Mary, and He legally had the right to inherit David's throne through his step-father Joseph, the prophecy of the Davidic covenant was fulfilled. Hopefully this little blog helps to strengthen the faith of Christians and shut the mouths of unbelievers (Tit 1:10-11).