Theologians tell us Matthew is the Jewish gospel, written for a Jewish audience.
Jews longed for the fulfilment of 2 Samuel 7:12-16. David’s offspring. King. Forever.
Back to the Jewish gospel. Chapter 1.
Three lists of fourteen generations. Almost too neat and tidy.
In Hebrew, letters were given numerical values. The letters of David’s name add to…
Fourteen. Three times.
Is Matthew trying to tell us something?
Jesus is that one. Long waited for. Hoped for. Anticipated.
Jesus Christ. Son of David.
Promise. Fulfilment. Faithful God.