[quote=Dan-Man916]Eusebius took up this question in the early 4th century when he wrote his Ecclesiastical history.
He writes of this in Book 1, Chapter VII entitled:
The Alleged Discrepancy in the Gospels in Regard to the Genealogy of Christ.
The gist of it is that Jacob and Eli were brothers. Jacob begat Joseph (Matt), being a son by generation, but also son of Eli(Luke); Eli dying before having children and Jacob marrying his wife according to jewish law.
Thus, he raised up his seed to him.
Notice the difference between the 2 accounts is that one says W “begat” X, the other says that Y was the son of Z.
In Israel, it is possible to have 2 Fathers becuase the younger brother was expected to marry the widow if the older brither died.
Thus, a child could have a father by generation(Jacob) and by the law Eli).
Matt and Luke simply draw from 2 separate lines. In his writing, Eusebius goes into more detail.
Thats all well and good but there are no discrepancies that need explaining in the Aramaic. The simplest answer is that one single word (Gaw-ra) was rendered badly in Greek, thus causing all subsequent discrepancies.