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According to Luke 1:5, St. Elizabeth was from the daughters of Aaron from the tribe of Levi. According to Mathew 1, St. Joseph, and therefore St. Mary, were from the tribe of Judah. Since St. Elizabeth and St. Mary were close relatives how is it that they are from two different tribes?
According to the Law of Moses, Boaz married Ruth to perpetuate her dead husband’s name. How come Obeid is mentioned in the Bible as Boaz’s son?
I want to know how were St. Mary and St Joseph relatives? Is it written somewhere?
In their gospels, both St. Mathew and St. Luke both named Boaz as the father of Obed, although despite being the biological father according to the Jewish customs, Obed should have been considered as son to Mahlon. Maybe St. Luke would name Boaz as the father since he wrote his gospel to the Greeks, but would it not make more sense if St. Mathew wrote his gospel to the Jews to recite the lawful father instead of the biological one?
Regarding the genealogy of Our Lord Jesus Christ, as written by St. Luke, chapter 3, could you please explain it?
Why do we call Jesus,
“the Son of David”
from the tribe of Judah? Jesus is the Son of God, so what does it mean that He is the Son of David? Does it mean that St. Mary is from the family of David, or is it St. Joseph? (But Jesus is not really related to St. Joseph?)
Why is the difference between the two genealogies in the Gospels of Mathew and Luke concerning Solomon/Nathan?
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