- What does Matthew immediately want his audience to know about Jesus from what he writes in the genealogy?
- Listed in Matthew’s genealogical record of Jesus are four women:
- Tamar (Gen. 38:6-24),
- Rahab (Joshua 2:1),
- Ruth (Ruth 1),
- Bathsheba (2 Sam. 11:1-5)
3. What do all four of these women have in common?
4. Why does Matthew mention these women in the genealogy of Jesus and not some more notable women?