Biblical genealogy of Jesus
Though some might argue that nothing in the Bible can be held as historically accurate, there is also no real proof to say that the characters and people within the Bible did not exist as historical figures either. So you may consider this an article of Bible history or Biblical myth, depending on your point of view.
If nothing else, this may show how a family tree can become convoluted over time depending on cultural and societal customs.
There are 2 main genealogies in the Bible for the ancestry of Jesus, and unfortunately they are not the same. They are found in the gospel of Luke (Luke 3:23-38) and Matthew (Matthew 1:1-16). Both links lead to another page that has each genealogy listed out. Though they both lead back to King David, the two different lines have inspired much research and theorizing. Though there are many theories as to why Luke and Matthew did not record Jesus’ lineage the same, there are a few of them that are better known (and more accepted) than others. (more…)