Day 2

The Genealogy of Jesus

from the reading plan

Matthew 1:1-17, Luke 3:23-38

Start each day by reading the passages listed above. Then use the summary and reflection provided here to guide discussion around the daily reading.

Ancient genealogies were not meant as pure historical record. Instead, they were assembled to emphasize identity and status, legitimizing a person’s rightful claim to a role (such as priest or king) or to an inheritance. 

Take note of any names in today’s lists that you recognize. As some names in this genealogy may be familiar, do you have any initial expectations about the people and stories Jesus’s genealogy contains? 

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