Scripture lessons, or, The history of our Lord, in question and answer
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:8/4/2009 - General Books LLC
By: Susannah Henderson
Excerpt from book: Luke, and John. Who wrote the Gospel that comes first in order ? Matthew. What was Matthew by birth? A Jew. What was his occupation? He was a publican. What is the meaning of the word publican, as used in the New Testament ? It signifies a tax-gatherer. What did Matthew afterwards become ? An apostle of Christ, and a preacher of the Gospel. CHAPTER I. What does the first Chapter of this Gospel contain ? 1. An Account Of The Generation Of Jesus Christ. 2. An Account Of nis Birth. 117. How does the chapter begin? "The book of the generation of Jesus Christ.'' What is meant by the generation of Jesus Christ? The line of his forefathers. How high is the line traced? To Abraham. Have we any other genealogy of our Lord in the New Testament? Yes, in the third chapter of Luke's Gospel. And how far is that traced? To Adam. Are the names in this chapter the same as those recorded by Luke ? No. How is it that they are not alike ? Because the one shows his family on Joseph's side, and the other his family on the side of Mary. Into how Luke iii. 23. Joseph was ton-in-law to Heli: Heli being the father of Mary. many periods does Matthew divide the line of our Saviour's ancestry ? Into three periods. What is the first ? " From Abraham to David." The second? "From David until the carrying away into Babylon." The third ? " From the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ." And how many generations does each of these divisions comprise ? " Fourteen generations." Is it of importance for us to have these accounts of the generation of Jesus Christ ? Yes: of great importance. Why so ? Because they show us of what tribe and family the promised Messiah came. Of what tribe was he ? Of the tribe of Judah. Of what family was he ? Of the family of David.-)- Were the Jews very particular...