99.  "THE BOOK OF THE GENERATION OF JESUS CHRIST" (THE MESSIAH)

ACCORDING TO MATTHEW ACCORDING TO LUKE
THE REGAL LEGAL LINE
("The Throne of His father David")
THE NATURAL LEGAL LINE
("The seed of the Woman")
  GOD
  1. ADAM
  2.  Seth
  3.  Enos
  4.  Cainan
  5.  Maleleel
  6.  Jared
  7.  Enoch
  8.  Mathusala
  9.  Lamech
  10.  Noe
  11.  Sem
  12.  Arphaxad [Cainan] (*1)
  13.  Sala
  14.  Heber
  15.  Phalec
  16.  Ragau
  17.  Saruch
  18.  Nachor
  19.  Thara
THE FOURTEEN LAY GENERATIONS: 
1.  ABRAHAM 20.  ABRAHAM
2.  Isaac 21.  Isaac
3.  Jacob 22.  Jacob
4.  Judas 23.  Judas
5.  Phares 24.  Phares
6.  Esrom 25.  Esrom
7.  Aram 26.  Aram
8.  Aminadab 27.  Aminadab
9.  Naasson 28.  Naasson
10.  Salmon 29.  Salmon
11.  Booz 30.  Booz
12.  Obed 31.  Obed
13.  Jesse 32.  Jesse
14.  DAVID the king (in Hebron, 2Sam. 2:4, 11) 33.  DAVID
THE REGAL FOURTEEN GENERATIONS:  
1.  DAVID (THE KING "over all Israel", 2Sam. 5:4, 5) 34.  NATHAN second (surviving) son of Bathsheba
2.  SOLOMON (eldest surviving son of Bathsheba) 35.  Mattatha
3.  ROBOAM 36.  Menan
4.  ABIA 37.  Melea
5.  ASA 38.  Elaikim
6.  JOSAPHAT 39.  Jonan
7.  JORAM (the son in law of Ahab "died of sore diseases",
                     2Chron. 21:19)
40.  Joseph
          AHAZIAH his son (called "son-in-law of the House of
                             Ahab", 2Kings 8:27) and
 
          JOASH his grandson, and  
          AMAZIAH his great-grandson -- all died violent
                             deaths.  (*2)
 
8.  OZIAS 41.  Juda
9.  JOATHAM 42.  Simeon
10.  ACHAZ 43.  Levi
11.  EZEKIAS 44.  Matthat
12.  MANASSES 45.  Jorim
13.  AMON 46.  Eliezer
14.  JOSIAS 47.  Jose
          JEHOIAKIM
          JECHONIAH (*3)
48.  Er
THE FOURTEEN LAY GENERATIONS: 49.  Elmodam
1.  Jechonias 50.  Cosam
  51.  Addi
2.  Salathiel 52.  Melchi
  53.  Neri
3.  Zorobabel 54.  SALATHIEL
  55.  Zorobabel
4.  Abiud 56.  Rhesa (*4)
  57.  Joanna
5.  Eliakim 58.  Juda
  59.  Joseph
6.  Azor 60.  Samei
  61.  Mattathias
7.  Sadoc 62.  Maath
  63.  Nagge
8.  Achim 64.  Esli
  65.  Naum
9.  Eliud 66.  Amos
  67.  Mattathias
10.  Eleazar 68.  Joseph
  69.  Janna
11.  Matthan 70.  Melchi
  71.  Levi
12.  Jacob 72.  Matthat
  73.  Heli
13.  JOSEPH (SON reskoned "according to Law" (hos 
                       enomizeto, Luke 3:23) of Heli by betrothal to
                       Heli's daughter :  therefore {also "according to
                       Law" cp. Matt. 1:20. Luke 2:5. with Deut. 
                       22:23, 24.}              HUSBAND OF :
74.  (MARY) of whom was born :
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75.  JESUS 
WHO IS CALLED "MESSIAH"
"THE SON OF ADAM
(sd*a*h*iB\ = ho huios tou anthropou)
WHO WAS THE SON OF GOD"

(*1)  Undoubtedly an interpolation in certain copies of the Septuagint towards the close of the Fourth Cent. A.D.  "The evidence against his existence is to the utmost possible degree, clear, full, and positive, and not liable to any mistake or perversion.  On the contrary, the evidence for his existence ... is inferential, obscure, or open to the suspicion of falsification". --LORD A HERVEY, The Geneologies of Our Lord, ch. viii, p. 195.

(*2)  Ahaziah was slain by Jehu (2Kings 9:27).  Joash was slain by his servants (2Kings 12:20).  Amaziah was slain by the people of Jerusalem (2Kings 14:19).  Thus GOD's "visiting" for idolatry was fulfilled literally "to the THIRD and FOURTH generation" (Ex. 20:4, 5).  Their names were therefore "blotted out" according to Law (Deut. 29:20).

(*3)  Both Jehoiakim and his son Jechoniah are alike omitted from the regal fourteen generations for first, the paramount reason that the kingdom as an independent kingdom ended with the death of Josiah at Megiddo when Judah passed under the power of Egypt, and ultimately Babylon; and secondly, in the case of Jehoiakim for "that which was found on him" (2Chron. 30:8, note), and in that of Jechoniah for the reasons given in Jer. 22:24-30.  Their names are thus also blotted out according to Law.

(*4)  It is held by some that Rhesa is not a proper name, but a title applying to Zorobabel.  But the case is "not proven".

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