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Daily Reading@ 27th April 2016

Matthew 1.2-5

2 Abraham was the father of Isaac and Isaac was the father of Jacob, Jacob was the father of Judah and his brothers.

3 Judas was the father of Perez (Phares) and Zara their mother being Thamar, Phares was the father  of Hezrom, and Hezrom was the father of Ram (Aram),

4 Ram (Aram) was the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab was the father of Nashon, and Nashon was the father of Salmon.

5 Salmon was the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab, and Boaz was the father of Obed whose mother was Ruth, and Obed was the father of Jessie.

The Genealogy that Matthew records is divided into three lots of fourteen. Over the next few days we shall learn what the meaning is of each name.

  1. David – beloved
  2. Abraham – father of a multitude
  3. Isaac – to laugh
  4. Jacob – heel catcher or supplanter
  5. Judah – he shall be praised
  6. Perez – a breach
  7. Zara – a rising (like the sun)
  8. Thamar – a palm tree
  9. Hezron – enclosed
  10. Ram – high
  11. Amminadab – one of the prince’s people
  12. Nashon – enchanter
  13. Salmon – a garment
  14. Boaz – in him is strength
  15. Rahab – wide
  16. Obed – serving
  17. Ruth – a female friend
  18. Jessie – wealthy


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