Contradictions

About the Contradictions
By Topic
As listed in the SAB Book
A short List
In the Quran
In the Book of Mormon

SAB Book

Drunk With Blood

Strange Flesh: The Bible and Homosexuality

SAB iPhone App

SAB CDGet the SAB on CD

500. How many generations were there from David to Jesus?


27

Matthew 1:6-16
  1. And David the king begat Solomon ...
  2. And Solomon begat Roboam;
  3. and Roboam begat Abia;
  4. and Abia begat Asa;
  5. And Asa begat Josaphat;
  6. and Josaphat begat Joram;
  7. and Joram begat Ozias;
  8. And Ozias begat Joatham;
  9. and Joatham begat Achaz;
  10. and Achaz begat Ezekias;
  11. And Ezekias begat Manasses;
  12. and Manasses begat Amon;
  13. and Amon begat Josias;
  14. And Josias begat Jechonias
  15. ... and Jechonias begat Salathiel;
  16. and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;
  17. And Zorobabel begat Abiud;
  18. and Abiud begat Eliakim;
  19. and Eliakim begat Azor;
  20. And Azor begat Sadoc;
  21. and Sadoc begat Achim;
  22. and Achim begat Eliud;
  23. And Eliud begat Eleazar;
  24. and Eleazar begat Matthan;
  25. and Matthan begat Jacob;
  26. And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary,
  27. of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

42

Luke 3:23-31
  1. And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph,
  2. which was the son of Heli,
  3. Which was the son of Matthat,
  4. which was the son of Levi,
  5. which was the son of Melchi,
  6. which was the son of Janna,
  7. which was the son of Joseph,
  8. Which was the son of Mattathias,
  9. which was the son of Amos,
  10. which was the son of Naum,
  11. which was the son of Esli,
  12. which was the son of Nagge,
  13. Which was the son of Maath,
  14. which was the son of Mattathias,
  15. which was the son of Semei,
  16. which was the son of Joseph,
  17. which was the son of Juda,
  18. Which was the son of Joanna,
  19. which was the son of Rhesa,
  20. which was the son of Zorobabel,
  21. which was the son of Salathiel,
  22. which was the son of Neri,
  23. Which was the son of Melchi,
  24. which was the son of Addi,
  25. which was the son of Cosam,
  26. which was the son of Elmodam,
  27. which was the son of Er,
  28. Which was the son of Jose,
  29. which was the son of Eliezer,
  30. which was the son of Jorim,
  31. which was the son of Matthat,
  32. which was the son of Levi,
  33. Which was the son of Simeon,
  34. which was the son of Juda,
  35. which was the son of Joseph,
  36. which was the son of Jonan,
  37. which was the son of Eliakim,
  38. Which was the son of Melea,
  39. which was the son of Menan,
  40. which was the son of Mattatha,
  41. which was the son of Nathan,
  42. which was the son of David.

Christian apologists often claim that the genealogy of Jesus in the gospel of Luke is not what it claims claim to be. The genealogy in Matthew is Jesus’s, they say, but the one in Luke is Mary’s. That Luke’s genealogy never mentions Mary and explicitly says that it is Jesus's doesn’t concern them. In addition, Luke 1:36 says that Mary is a cousin of Elizabeth, who is a descendant of Levi (Luke 1:5). So Luke’s genealogy couldn't be Mary’s since it descends from Judah (Luke 3:33) not Levi.

Contradictions about ...
Genealogies
David and Jesus
Jesus's genealogy

Christian Responses
LookingUntoJesus.net