The book of The great-grandmother of David More ends with these 4 short verses giving the Genealogy involves the study and tracing of families through the generations - in short, family history. One genealogy in Genesis traces the nations descended from Noah. In the New Testament Matthew traces the ancestry of Jesus back to Abraham, while Jesus' genealogy in Luke goes... More of King Second king of Israel, David united the northern and southern kingdoms. More.
Often readers are tempted to skip over genealogies because they seem fairly boring and routine. But quite often important information about the identity of the final person in the genealogy is contained in the list of names. In this case, 3 names are very important. The 1st name is Perez, who was the eldest son of Tamar by Judah was the name of Jacob's fourth son and one of the 12 tribes. More. Tamar’s story, told in Genesis 38, bears many similarities to the Book of Ruth. Tamar, like Ruth, is a foreign woman looked on with suspicion. Tamar also risks her reputation and even her life to fight for the right to have a child and thus continue the line of her dead husband.
The 2nd important name is Husband of Ruth and great-grandfather of David. More, the central male character in the book. He, like Judah in Genesis 38:26, recognizes Ruth as a worthy woman (Ruth 2:11-12; 3:10-11). These names, Perez and Boaz, tie this genealogy to the earlier account of Tamar and Judah, another story of A righteous person is one who is ethical and faithful to God's covenant. Righteousness in the Old Testament is an attitude of God; in the New Testament it is a gift of God through grace. In the New Testament righteousness is a relationship with God... More persistence that led to the birth of a child and a continuation of Judah’s line.
The 3rd and most important name in the genealogy is that of David, the future king. David is the king promised by God. The people come to believe not only in the importance of David himself, but also in the importance of David’s line leading ultimately to a The Messiah was the one who, it was believed, would come to free the people of Israel from bondage and exile. In Jewish thought the Messiah is the anticipated one who will come, as prophesied by Isaiah. In Christian thought Jesus of Nazareth is identified... More, an “anointed one.” The genealogy points back to the beginning of the book, to the time of Judges in which there was not a king to stem the rise of unbridled selfishness. It then points forward to the birth of the Messiah. A version of this same genealogy, which also mentions both Tamar and Ruth, is included in the broader genealogy that is found at the beginning of the Gospel of A tax collector who became one of Jesus' 12 disciples More (1:1-17).This genealogy is way more than a tag-on at the end of the book. Genealogy is always about establishing family and connections. So this specific genealogy is breath-taking in its implications. Implied is that this child is go’el to more than just The mother-in-law of Ruth More. This mixed-blood child becomes go’el for the community. This child is called Obed (“servant”). He becomes the father of Jesse who becomes the father of David. The implications are thus clear. Without family redefined, there can be no promised future for the nation, no messianic promise for the world. The Salvation can mean saved from something (deliverance) or for something (redemption). Paul preached that salvation comes through the death of Christ on the cross which redeemed sinners from death and for a grace-filled life. More of the world depends upon this redefined notion of family that celebrates the inclusion of a foreign enemy, an immigrant A widow is a woman whose spouse has died, often plunging her into poverty and putting her in a vulnerable position in society. Jesus, in his concern for the poor, regards widows with compassion and concern. More as daughter-in-law, wife, and finally mother.