Jesus as Priest and King
I’ve always been a bit confused by the genealogy of Jesus. All the genealogies listed in the Bible trace his lineage back to Joseph, not Mary (see Matthew 1 and Luke 3). But theoretically, Joseph isn’t really his biological dad. Yes, I know that God could have made the “father” side of Jesus’ DNA perfectly match Joseph. I have no doubt that God has the power to do this. And all the genealogies of Jesus consider Joseph’s line, which is how Jesus’s lineage traces back to King David (which make sense because Israel is a patriarchal society). I fully believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, so I know this isn’t a mistake, even though it seems to me that Jesus’ line should come through Mary only.
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