Questions for Wed, Jan 1st  (Matt 1-2)

Matt 1-2

1.) Discuss some of the prominent names in the lineage of Jesus through His supposed father, Joseph

Judah, Rahab, Boaz, Ruth, David, Solomon, Josiah, Zerubbabel

2.) From which tribe was Jesus?

Judah (the tribe of kings)

3.) How many women are mentioned in the lineage of Jesus?

5: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Uriah's wife, Mary

4.) Did Jesus come from a lineage of perfect people?

No, they all needed His salvation.

5.) Why was Herod and all Jerusalem troubled?

All Jerusalem probably refers to other prominent leaders like Herod. John 11:45

6.) What is the significance of Rachel weeping?

Jeremiah 31:15 - Her children, Benjamin, Ephraim, Manasseh being carried into Babylon. Matt 2 - Her children (Hebrew boys) being slaughtered by Herod. Gen 35:19 - She dies in childbirth near Bethlehem.

7.) Where do you find the prophecies of Bethlehem, Egypt and Nazareth as places Jesus lived?

Bethlehem - Micah 5:2, Egypt - Hosea 11:1, Nazareth - No written prophecies that we have but the passage says that "it was SAID through the prophets". Acts 22:8 Jesus refers to himself as from Nazareth to Saul.