Genealogies in the Bible, Why?

1 Timothy 1:4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
Titus 3:9 ¶But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

Genealogies were important up until Christ was born, to show the lineage of the Messiah and the fulfillment of the prophecies. Following that, the genealogies have served their purpose, and so God did not preserve them past 70 AD when the Jews were first scattered, especially after 120 AD after yet another rebellion against Rome.

The other purpose of the genealogies was to establish the lineage of Jesus Christ back to the Creation.

Jesus was the realization of the promises to Abraham, and the promises that he would be a “son of David”, whence the record in Matthew 1. And the prophecies from the Garden pointed to him, whence the record in Luke back to Adam and Eve.

Another purpose is to date the world from Creation.



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