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son of Juda, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Jonan,

which was the son of Eliakim,

31 Which was the son of Melea, which was the Son of Menan, which was the son of Mattatha,which was the son of Natlian, which was the son of David,

32 Which was the for of Jeffe, which was the Son of Obed, which was the son of Booz, which was the son of Salmon, which was the son of Naafson,

33 Which was the son. of Aminadab, which was

13 And Zorobabel be.. gat Abiud, and Abiud begat Eliakim, and Eliakim begat Azor.

The Natural Line.

The Legal Line.

5. ABIUD. 6. ELIACHIM. 7. AZOR. 8. SADOC. 9. Achim 10. ELIUD. 11. ELE AZAR.

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24. RHESA. 25. JOANNA. 26. JUDA. 27. JOSEPH. 28. SEMEI. 29. MATTATHIAS. 30. M A ATH. 31. NAGGE. 32. ESLI.. 33. NAUM. 34. AMOS. 35. M ATT AT HI A SA 36. JOSEPH 37. JANNA. 38. MELCHI the natural Fan

ther of Jacob. 39. HELI-Levi Jacob's nas tur al Brother



12. MATTHAN who died

mitbout Children. 13. Jaco B tbc. Legal Son of Matthan.

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14 And Azor begat Sadoc, and Sadoc begat Achim, and Achim begat Eliud.

15 And Eliud begat Eleazar, and Eleazar begat Matchan, and Matthan begat Jacob.

16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

the son of Aram, which
was the son of Efrom,
which was the son of Pha.
res, which was the son of

34 Which was the for
of Jacob, which was the
fon of Isaac, which was
the son of Abraham, which
was the son of Thara, which
was the son of Nachor,

35 which was the sone of Saruch, which was the Son of Ragau, which was the son of Phalec, which was the son of Heber,which was tbe son of Sala,

17 So all the generacions from Abraham to Da


Eli's Son and Jacob's Heir. If you count the number of those in the Legal Line, who are mention'd by name as they are extracted out of the Genealogical Book, you will find there were just fourteen who had the Government of the Kingdom of Judah, from the time of Chrift back to the Babylonilh Captivity, in which time the Kingdom of Judah fell; and as many from the Babylonilh Captivity to David, who was the first of his Family that wore the Diadem: and there were the like number from David to Abrabam, as will appear by the following Table. 1. ABRAHAM.




Il. Booz, the Son of Ra. 5. PRAR ES, the son of

chab a Woman of Jericho. Thamar and Brother of

12. OBED. Zara.

13. JESS B. 6. ESROM.

14. DAVID, who had bis Son 7. ARAM

Solomon by Bathsheba formerly the Wife of Urias.


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vid, are fourteen generations : and from David until the carrying away into Babylon, are fourteen generacions: and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ, are fourteen generations.

36 which was the for of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Sem, which was the son of Noe, which was the son of Lamech,

37 Which was the son of Mathusala, which was the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan,

38 which was the for of Enos, which was the fon of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.

And if you

ascend from Abraham to Adam, the first man, you will find nineteers Patriarchs whose names follow. 1. ADAM.


12. ARPHAXA D. 3. Enos.

13. SALA. 4. CAINAN.

14. HEBER, 5. MAL EL EE E.





19. THARA, Abraham's 10. Noe.


So that the number of all the men in the natural Line from Chrif to Adam is LXXII, from whom Jesus of Nazareth descended.


The Tear of Rome, 750. Of Augustus, 41.

Of Augustas, 41. Of Herod, 34. MATTHB W.



Before Christ according to the Vulgar Æra, 4,




21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

TOW when Jesus was

born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise-men from the east to Jerusalem,

2 Saying, Where is he that is born king of the Jews ? for we have seen his star in the east,and are come to worship him.


The first year of Christ. His Circumcision. The Coming and Depar

ture of the Wise men. The Offering of Christ in the Temple. The Purification of Mary. The Song of Simeon. Joseph's flight with Christ into Egypt. The slaughter of the Infants of Bethlehem.

EIGHT_days after his birth Mary's Son was circumcis'd according to the custom

of the Jews, and was nam'd Jesus, as the Angel, who was sent by God to his mother, before his Conception had commanded. Soon after, during the Life of Herod the Great, there came certain Magi (or wise men) from Arabia to Jerusalem, to enquire where they might find the new-born King of the Jews, affirming they had seen an unusual Star in Arabia, by which they understood there was a King of the Fews born, who was worthy to receive the highest honour from them; and that therefore they were come to worship him. When Herod, a cruel and a jealous Prince,




3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.

s And they said unto him,In
Bethlehem of Judea : for thus
it is written by the prophet;

6 And thou Bethlehem in
the land of Juda, art not the
least among the princes of Ju-
da: for out of thee shall come
a Governour char shall rule my
people Ifrael
7 Then Herod,

when he had
privily called the wise-men,
enquired of them diligently
what time the star appeared.

8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Gò, and search diligently for the young child, and when ye have found

heard this, he began to fear some seeds of Sedition would be scatter'd about by these rumours; nor were the Inhabitants of Jerusalem less alarm'd at this declaration of the Wise men. Herod therefore calld together fuch as were descended of the chief Priests, or had themselves discharg'd that Function, or were chief of the facerdotal Classes, and such of the Sanhedrim as were most famous for Learning, and enquir'd of them in what part of Judea the Mefiah was to be born according

to the predictions of the Prophets. They told him that the Mesi zh must be born in Bethlehem, it having been so foretold by the Prophet Micah, chap. 5. 2. in these words: Thou Bethlehem Ephratah, thô thou be little among the thoujands of Judah, yet out of thee Mall be come 'forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel.

Upon this, Herod fent privately for the Wise men, left the Jews should guess at his design, and made strict enquiry of them what time the Star began to appear, by which they understood a King woald be born among the Jews, that he might kill the Infant without making any tumult. When they had informed him, he sent them to Bethlehem with a strict charge to use their utmost diligence to find out this Child, whose Reign over Judea was portended by the Star they had seen; pretend



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