St. Joseph's lineage


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I was reading Luke Chapter 3
Jesus, when he began his ministry, was about thirty years of age, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son of Heli, 24 the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph, 25 the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Naggai, 26 the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Josech, the son of Joda, 27 the son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel,[a] the son of Neri, 28 the son of Melchi, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmadam, the son of Er, 29 the son of Joshua, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, 30 the son of Simeon, the son of Judah, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonam, the son of Eliakim, 31 the son of Melea, the son of Menna, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David, 32 the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Sala, the son of Nahshon, 33 the son of Amminadab, the son of Admin, the son of Arni, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah, 34 the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor, 35 the son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Eber, the son of Shelah, 36 the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech, 37 the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalaleel, the son of Cainan, 38 the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.

Then I read the OT book of Haggai

In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the first day of the month, came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet unto Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah,

Suddenly the names jumped out at me.
The first genealogy is St. Joseph… in Luke.
The second from the OT Haggai… is it the same genealogy? I see Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel…

The last verse of Haggai…
On that day,’ declares the LORD of hosts, ‘I will take you, Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel, My servant,’ declares the LORD, ‘and I will make you like a signet ring, for I have chosen you,’" declares the LORD of hosts.

How merciful and constant is our Lord, if this is the same family line and St. Joseph has been chosen for this prophecy’s fulfillment… some 520 years have passed…


#2

OP asked:

Suddenly the names jumped out at me.
The first genealogy is St. Joseph… in Luke.
The second from the OT Haggai… is it the same genealogy? I see Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel…

Luke 3 is the Genealogy of Jesus, not of St. Joseph

The same names will be seen in Matthew 1:12

What the gospels are showing is not the relationship to St. Joseph, but the relationship of these men in the Davidic line, which fulfills the prophecy of the Messiah coming from the line of David…which both evangelists show Jesus does.


#3

being the son, as it was thought, of Joseph son of Heli,

24 son of Matthat, son of Levi, son of Melchi, son of Jannai, son of Joseph,

25 son of Mattathias, son of Amos, son of Nahum, son of Esli, son of Naggai,

26 son of Maath, son of Mattathias, son of Semein, son of Josech, son of Joda,

27 son of Joanan, son of Rhesa, son of Zerubbabel, son of Shealtiel, son of Neri,

28 son of Melchi, son of Addi, son of Cosam, son of Elmadam, son of Er,

Jesus, as it was THOUGHT, of Joseph… We know HE wasn’t. But Joseph was chosen to be his foster father… son of Heli, son of Matthat…son of Zerubbable, son of Shealtiel…

520 years before the birth of Christ, the family of JOSEPH was chosen… King David had a lot of sons… am I wrong about this???


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