Where is genealogy shown in the Bible?

There is no conscious single complete genealogy of the royal line in the Old Testament, but one can be created by reviewing the relevant books and recording the succession in each. Genealogies for Jesus are also to be found in the Gospels of Matthew (1:1-16) and Luke (3:23-38).

In the first genealogy of Jesus, Matthew demonstrates that there were 14 generations: from Abraham to David; from David to Josiah; from Josiah to Jesus. To do this, it has to ignore 3 kings in the Old Testament and have David in the preceding (as 14) and following (as 1) groups, but not so Josiah. Then, we have no possible way of verifying Matthew's list of Jesus' ancestors from the time of the Exile. Luke has great men occur in multiples of 7 generations starting from Adam, with: Enoch at 7; Abraham at 21; David at 35; Jesus at 77. It also has: Joseph at 42 and 70; Jesus (Jose) at 49. To do this, it has to insert its own fictitious people into the Old Testament list: Kainan at 13; Admin at 28. Once again, we have no possible way of verifying Luke's list of Jesus' ancestors after King David.

The following table compares the three genealogies from the Old Testament, Matthew and Luke. Luke has Joseph and Jesus descended from a line of commoners after King David, which is why it is different to both the Old Testament and Matthew from David to Salathiel. As both Matthew and Luke have Salathiel and Zorobabel in their genealogies, this has required them to list Salathiel with a different father in each case. The last two kings in the Old Testament are shown in parentheses as they were not son or grandson of their predecessor. Minor differences of spelling are not relevant.

Old Testament .. Matthew ........ Luke

............................ 14 Jesus ......... 77 Jesus

............................ 13 Joseph ........76 Joseph

............................ 12 Jacob ..........75 Heli

............................ 11Matthan .... 74 Matthat

............................ 10 Eleazar ..... 73Levi

.............................. 9 Eliud ......... 72 Melchi

.............................. 8 Achim ....... 71 Janna

.............................. 7 Sadoc ....... 70 Joseph

.............................. 6 Azor .......... 69 Mattathias

.............................. 5 Eliakim ..... 68 Amos

.............................. 4Abiud ........ 67 Naum

.............................. ..................... 66 Esli

.............................. ..................... 65 Nagge

.............................. ......................64 Maath

.............................. ..................... 63 Mattathias

.............................. ..................... 62 Semei

.............................. ..................... 61 Joseph

.............................. ..................... 60 Juda

.............................. ..................... 59 Joanna

.............................. ..................... 58 Rhesa

.............................. 3 Zorobabel 57 Zorobabel

End of Dynasty ... 2 Salathiel .. 56 Salathiel

(Jehoiachin) - not in direct line

(Jehoiakim) - not in direct line

50 Jehoahaz ......... 1 Jechonias. 55 Neri


49 Josiah .............14 Josias ....... 54 Melchi

48 Amon ............. 13Amon ....... 53 Addi

................................................... 52 Cosam

................................................... 51 Elmodam

................................................... 50 Er


47 Manasseh ..... 12 Manasses 49 Jose/Jesus

46 Hezekia ..........11 Ezekias ... 48Eliezer

45 Ahaz .............. 10 Achaz ...... 47Jorim

44 Jotham ............ 9 Joatham .. 46 Matthat

43 Uzziah ................................... 45 Levi

42 Amaziah ............................... 44 Simeon

41 Jehoash ................................. 43 Juda

40 Ahaziah ........... 8 Ozias ...... 42 Joseph

39 Jehoram .......... 7 Joram ...... 41 Jonan

38 Josaphat ......... 6 Josaphat ..40Eliakim

37 Asa .................. 5 Asa .......... 39 Melea

36 Abijah ............. 4 Abia ........ 38 Menan

35 Rehoboam ..... 3 Roboam ..37 Mattatha

34 Solomon ........ 2 Solomon ..36 Nathan

33 David ............1::14 David ... 35 David


32 Jesse ............. 13 Jesse ....... 34 Jesse

31Obed ............. 12 Obed ...... 33 Obed

30 Boaz ............. 11 Booz ....... 32 Boaz

29 Salmon ........ 10 Salmon ... 31Salmon

28 Nahshon ........ 9 Naasson ..30Nahshon

27 Amminadab ... 8 Amminadab 29 Amminadab

.................................................. 28 Admin

26 Aram ............. 7 Aram ....... 27 Aram

25 Hezron .......... 6 Esrom ..... 26Hezron

24 Perez ............. 5 Phares .... 25Perez

23 Judah ............ 4 Judas ....... 24 Judah

22 Jacob ............ 3 Jacob ....... 23 Jacob

21 Isaac ............. 2 Isaac ....... 22 Isaac

20 Abraham ...... 1 Abraham .21 Abraham


19 Terah ............. Begins ........ 20 Terah

18 Nahor ................................ 19 Nahor

17 Serug ................................. 18 Serug

16 Reu .................................... 17 Reu

15 Peleg ..................................16 Peleg

14 Eber ................................... 15 Eber

13 Shelah ............................... 14 Shelah

................................................. 13 Kainan

12 Arphaxad ...........................12 Arphaxad

11 Shem ..................................11 Shem

10 Noah ................................. 10 Noah

9 Lamech ................................. 9 Lamech

8 Methuselah .......................... 8 Methuselah

7 Enoch .................................... 7 Enoch

6 Jared ..................................... 6 Jared

5 Mahalalel ............................. 5 Mahalalel

4 Kenan ................................... 4 Kenan

3 Enosh ................................... 3 Enosh

2 Seth ...................................... 2 Seth

1 Adam .................................... 1 Adam