Friday, October 11, 2013

Yeshua ben Yosef

In the Gospel According to Matthew we read the genealogy of Jesus Christ. Matthew 1:1 ‘The book of the generations of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.’ We read in the very first verse of the New Testament that Jesus is the son of David (the messianic king), and the son of Abraham (the promised seed).

We notice by reading the genealogy of Jesus Christ that the Holy Bible uses a typical Hebrew or Jewish way of identifying who we are talking about in the New Testament. For example Matthew 1:1, The book of the generation of Yeshua ha Masheach (Jesus the Messiah) ben David (the son of David) and ben Abraham (the son of Abraham).

In Matthew 1:16 a feminine singular pronoun, “of whom”, is used. It is highly unusual to use a feminine singular pronoun in any genealogy. Mathew 1:16, ‘And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.” It is indicating that Jesus is not the natural son of Joseph. Jacob begat Joseph husband of Mary of whom was born Yeshua who was called ha Masheach (the Messiah). Mary was in the line of David through Nathan.

Matthew 1:21,’And she shall bring forth a son, and, thou shalt call his name JESUS: (Yehoshua which means Yahweh is salvation) for he shall save his people from their sins.

Matthew 1:22, 23, ‘Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, ‘God with us.
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