In episode 3, I try to answer two questions about verse 17 of Matthew chapter 1...
Why is it structured in three parts? and,
Why is it of equal proportions?
Short Answer: The structure of the genealogy is a three-part mythic paradigm of cosmic proportions.
Part 1 examines the pattern of kingship, exile, and Christos.
Part 2 examines the cosmic proportions (apocalyptic dimensions), touching on the issue of divine providence.
In this episode (episode 2), I provide a commentary on verse 1 of Matthew.
Verse 1 consists of eight nouns, in four pairs:
SON (OF) DAVID
SON (OF) ABRAHAM
I discuss the main debates, namely is verse 1 the original heading for the whole book?
What's the meaning of the first pair of nouns: Biblos Genesis? Is this intended to echo the name of the first book of the Bible? Or perhaps echo the naming of the first account of human ancestry (in Gen 5:1)?