Genealogy of Jesus
The genealogy of Jesus, if you're like me it's the part of the story that you've looked at but never really read. The surprising thing is that Matthew, a good Jew, throws a curveball to his patriarchal upbringing. He lists forty men and then blindsides his readers by including four women. Having experienced the love and grace of Jesus Matthew knew that these four women would explain who Jesus was and what he was going to do. Check this out.