Star: 14 – Some Conclusions (part 2)

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There isn’t a lot written about Jesus’ mother, Mary, in the Bible. Who was she? Why was she ignored by everyone, except Matthew who gives Jesus’ genealogy down Mary’s lineage? What was the Church ashamed of?

What about Mary, Jesus’ Mother?

Anthony Harris begins to explain Mary’s heritage, and then things began to become clearer. In Jesus’ genealogy, as written down by Matthew in the first chapter of his Gospel, four women were listed.

Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar
Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab
Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth
David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife 
(Matthew 1:3a, 5a, 5b, 6b)

Luke does not get around to Mary’s genealogy until chapter three, but he does persevere to the fount, by tracing the line through the patriarchs back to…

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