Zerubbabel (in 453BC) took a census of the Jews and settled the returning exiles from Babylon to Israel according to their genealogies (
Below are the 77 generations of Jesus back to Adam and God. "Seven" in Hebrew is the word to "swear", make an oath, to fix a boundary. The counting of those generations ended in him. And thus in
His Human Ancestry
Luke 3: 23-38
|77.||Jesus born circa 2 BC Click here for details|
|76.||Joseph Jesus was Joseph's adopted son according to legal convention|
|75.||Heli (Most commentaries declare that Heli was Mary's father, and Joseph's father-in-law.)|
Zerubbabel is recorded in
Also written as Salathiel. He is recorded in
Neri's widow, after bearing Shealtiel and Pedaiah to Neri, is thought to have married a close relative, Jeconiah.
|35.||David 1005BC - 935BC (Jesse's youngest son)|
|34.||Jesse born possibly around 1125 BC|
Obed's birth to a young mother, Ruth — and definitely an aged father, Boaz, possibly around 1245 BC — was much celebrated.
Boaz was the son of Rahab, born possibly around 1405 BC, and married Ruth as an aged man a bit like Abraham who had married Keturah as an aged man and then had 6 more children to her.
Salmon married Rahab, thought to have been the harlot (a young harlot) who had rescued the spies sent by Joshua to Jericho in 1465 BC
The early Codex Sinaiticus script used in the NLT and the ESV and some other modern translations includes an additional name Admin between Aram (which it renames as Arni) and Amminadab. If it's not a typo, if Admin was a real character, he still makes Jesus the 77th generation but this list needs to start with Adam (instead of God) as generation 1. That's fine, Jesus as we know is both son of man and son of God.
Hezron was born around 1721 BC and went into Egypt (Jacob's great-grandson).
Pharez was born around 1734 BC (Jacob's grandson).
|25.||Judah born around 1762 BC|
|24.||Jacob born 1850BC - 1703BC|
|23.||Isaac 1910BC - 1730BC|
|22.||Abraham 2010BC - 1835BC|
|21.||Terah 2140BC - 1935BC|
|20.||Nahor 2169BC - 2021BC|
|19.||Serug 2199BC - 1969BC|
|18.||Reu 2231BC - 1992BC|
|17.||Peleg 2261BC - 2022BC|
|16.|| Eber 2295BC - 1831BC
||15.|| Salah 2325BC - 1892BC
Cainan is not mentioned in Genesis, although he must have been part of the public records. According to the Book of Jubilees, he revived the condemned arts of astrology and was presumably cast out. His son Salah was raised by his grandfather Arphaxad who was only 35 at the time of Salah's birth. See
|13.|| Arphaxad 2360BC - 1922BC
||12.|| Shem 2460BC - 1860BC
||11.|| Noah 2962BC - 2012BC
||10.|| Lamech 3144BC - 2367BC
||9.|| Methuselah 3331BC - 2362BC
||8.|| Enoch 3396BC - 3031BC
||7.|| Jared 3558BC - 2596BC
||6.|| Mahalaleel 3623BC - 2728BC
||5.|| Cainan 3693BC - 2783BC
||4.|| Enos 3783BC - 2878BC
||3.|| Seth 3888BC - 2976BC
||2.|| Adam 4018BC - 3088BC
With respect to the four generations Levi to Moses, the names are recorded in Exodus 6.
|25.||Levi born around 1763 BC and lived 137 years, but dying before Moses was born.|
|26.||Kohath who lived 133 years.|
|27.||Amram who married Jochebed and had at least three children, Moses and his older brother and sister, Aaron and Miriam. Amram lived 137 years.|
|28.||Moses born around 1585 BC and lived 120 years.|
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His Royal Lineage
The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
And after the Jews were brought to Babylon we next see
So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations
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