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The gospel of Jesus, written by Luke, has a specific reason for giving the genealogy that he does. Notice where Luke suddenly (almost unexpectedly) places that genealogy. He plonks it right inbetween Jesus' baptism in the Jordan river and the temptations in the wilderness (Luke 3:23-38). Why would a genealogy appear there, in the narrative? Well, consider ...


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Luke was a Gentile, possibly from a Roman family, and a close companion of the Apostle Paul. He is thought to have been a physician. Luke also wrote the book of Acts. The gospel of Luke was written between A.D. 58 and A.D. 60 and his target audience were Gentiles. Luke probably wrote his account in Rome, although Achaia, Ephesus and Caesarea have also ...


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Different genealogy in St. Matthew and St. Luke? The reason for the differences between these two genealogies are multiple. St. Matthew's genealogy is that of St. Joseph St. Luke's, that of the Blessed Virgin. The genealogy of Christ according to the First Evangelist descends from Abraham through three series of fourteen members each; the first fourteen ...


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