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  • Writer's pictureGene Benjamin II



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John 10:33-36, “The Jews answered him, “We are not stoning you for any good work, but for blasphemy, because you, a man, are making yourself Divine.” 34 Yeshua answered them, “Is it not written in your Torah, ‘I said, “You are gods”’? 35 If he called them gods, to whom the word of Yahweh came, and the scripture cannot be broken, 36 do you say to him whom the Father set apart and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of Yahweh’?”

Now here is an example af a Scripture that CANNOT be broken, Matthew 1:17, “All the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to the Messiah fourteen generations.”

So, what does that mean? We should see fourteen generations in the genealogy in Matthew 1:1-16, just before this verse 17, which cannot be broken. This scripture is not broken, but appears to be broken in verse 16, because of poor translations over the last 1,900 years. Let’s quote it from the SOMB, Matthew 1:16, “Jacob was the father of Joseph the father of Miriam, by whom Yeshua was born, who is called Messiah.” Most translators place this Joseph of verse 16 in the same generation as Miriam, by interpreting the verse to say Joseph was Miriam’s husband, but the word does not say husband, it merely says man in the Greek. It simply means an adult male person. You have to translate the word according to the context. The context of verses 16-17 prove that this Joseph was Miriam’s Father, adopted Father, or a type of Kinsman-Redeemer. But if you place this Joseph of verse 16 in the same generation as Miriam, by making him Miriam’s husband instead of Miriam’s father, you break the count of generations in verse 17, which Yeshua Himself said you cannot break Scripture. So, this Joseph of verse 16 must be a generation older than Miriam, and must be her natural father or adopted father or a kinsman-redeemer type father figure. This Joseph of verse 16 should have been and was the rightful uncrowned King of Israel in his generation.

Let’s go to Matthew 1:12-16 and count out the generations in the last set of 14 generations the way most translators have counted them out for the last 1,900 years in the left column. The corrected genealogy is in the right column.

1 – Shealtiel                                                          1 – Shealtiel

2 – Zerubbabel                                                     2 – Zerubbabel

3 – Abiud                                                              3 – Abiud

4 – Eliakim                                                            4 – Eliakim

5 – Azor                                                               5 – Azor

6 – Zadok                                                             6 – Zadok

7 – Achim                                                             7 – Achim

8 – Eliud                                                               8 – Eliud

9 – Eleazar                                                           9 – Eleazar

10 – Matthan                                                      10 – Matthan

11 – Jacob                                                           11 – Jacob

12 – Joseph and Miriam                                      12 – Joseph, father of

13 – Yeshua or Jesus                                          13 – Miriam, virgin mother of

                                                                           14 – Yeshua or Jesus

See how the popular poor translations break verse 17? There are only 13 generations from the return from Babylonian exile to Yeshua, if that man Joseph is Miriam’s husband. I propose and fixed my Son Of Man Bible translation to reflect that this Joseph must be Miriam’s father or adopted father or a kinsman-redeemer father to Miriam. If we do not correct the simple genealogy according to context, we break verse 17, which Yeshua said we cannot do. Miriam simply married a man with the same common name as her earthly father, her Daddy’s name was Joseph, and her husband’s name was Joseph! 1,900 year old problem solved! Now tell your pagan friends to quit bashing the Word of Yahweh. There are no contradictions in the Scriptures! Matthew 1:1-17 is Miriam and Yeshua’s genealogy.

Do you need more proof? Look at Luke 3:23-38, that is Joseph, husband of Miriam’s genealogy. Husband of Miriam, Joseph’s father’s name was Heli or Eli, where in Matthew 1, we see the father of Miriam, that Joseph’s father’s name was Jacob. Luke 3:23-38 is husband Joseph and adopted Yeshua’s genealogy. If those two Josephs were the same man, the father would have had the same name in both genealogies. But what we have is two separate genealogies from the two parents of Yeshua. Matthew 1 reveals Miriam’s genealogy, where Yeshua inherits the Kingship naturally. Luke 3 reveals husband Joseph’s genealogy, where Yeshua inherited the birthright legally, by adoption.

Miriam was in fact the uncrowned Queen of Israel. Yeshua could have been rightfully crowned as King of Israel, and we know the people wanted to do that (see John 6:14-15). All the people knew Yeshua was the next King of Israel, that’s why the religious leaders wanted to destroy Him, but Yeshua knew it was not the right time! As we plainly see in Scripture, Yeshua’s earthly genealogy, through both earthly parents, was common knowledge. He is the King of Israel and very soon we get to crown Him King of all kings and Lord of all lords and attend His coronation ceremony!! I’m looking forward to it and I hope you are too.

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