This year we are covering the four Gospel Accounts together in chronological order.
In the previous post we covered Matthew 1:11. Here was the conclusion:
The first eleven verses of Matthew's Gospel Account covered the events from Abraham up to the captivity...twenty-eight generations from Abraham to Jechoniah: Fourteen generations from Abraham to David...and fourteen from David to the captivity.
"12 And after the carrying away to Babylon, Jechoniah begat Shealtiel; and Shealtiel begat Zerubbabel;"
(Zerubbabel led the rebuilding of the temple after the captivity. Zerubbabel was also the person who initiated the "trigger event" (from Daniel 9:24-27) that ended the previous dispensation. Daniel was the last book of the Major Prophet Section of the Old Testament.)
"13 and Zerubbabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;"
(Verse 13 covered the time period that was written about in the Minor Prophet Section of the Old Testament from Hosea through Malachi.)
14 and Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;
15 and Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;
(Verses 14-15 covered the "silent years"...the years between the end of the Old Testament and the beginning of the New Testament.)
Matthew 1-15 covered Christ's lineage from Abraham through Jacob...which was the end of the Old Testament.
Next, we will cover the events that took place about a year before Jesus' conception...