## Thursday, March 29, 2012

### Luke 3:23-38

This year we are covering the four Gospel Accounts together in chronological order.

In the previous post, we covered John 2:18-25. Here was the conclusion:

Jesus did signs in Jerusalem during the first passover of His Public Ministry and many believed on His name.

It is now time to return back to a passage we skipped over in Luke's Gospel Account...

Luke 3
"23 And Jesus himself, when he began to teach, was about thirty years of age, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son of Heli,"

(Luke stated that Jesus was about thirty years old when He began to preach. Jesus became a Rabbi at thirty and began His Public Ministry during the passover in Jerusalem.)

(In Matthew's genealogy, Jacob was listed as Joseph's father because that genealogy was through Joseph and represented the "royal line". In this genealogy, Joseph was the son of Heli because Joseph married Heli's daughter, Mary. The rest of this passage showed the lineage of Jesus through Mary...)

"24 the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph,
25 the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Naggai,
26 the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Josech, the son of Joda,
27 the son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, the son of Neri,"

(Zerubbabel was the one who caused the command to rebuild the temple: Zerubbabel.)

"28 the son of Melchi, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmadam, the son of Er,
29 the son of Jesus, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi,
30 the son of Symeon, the son of Judas, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonam, the son of Eliakim,
31 the son of Melea, the son of Menna, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David,"

(This genealogy went through David's son Nathan and NOT Solomon (like Matthew's royal genealogy). Nathan was the oldest. Solomon was the king...the "royal line".)

"32 the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Salmon, the son of Nahshon,"

(Next was Jesus' lineage through Genesis...)

"33 the son of Amminadab, the son of Arni, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah,
34 the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor,
35 the son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Eber, the son of Shelah,
36 the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech,
37 the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalaleel, the son of Cainan,
38 the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God."

CONCLUSION
Jesus was about thirty years old when He began His Public Ministry.

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