Used by Permission. Reprinted in the second vol. (Bishop Harvey Goodwin.). Genesis 4:25,26 And Adam knew his wife again; and she bore a son, and called his name Seth: For God, said she... Genesis 5:3 And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, and after his image; and called his name Seth: Genesis 1:26,27 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea... Genesis 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul. And here, at last, there is a terminus, beyond which there is none. In this way the communion between earth and heaven is to be maintained. The time of his entering publicly on his ministry, is here observed. VI. Adam was the first man. Yet they were poor, humble, unrecognized. for grace to be well pleased also with his person, work, offices, character, and relations! Luke carries up his genealogy, from the second Adam to the first, in the same way as Moses himself describes “the generations of man,” Genesis 5:1, etc. (C. E. Drought, M. 1. 3rdly, The evangelist finishes the history of John's ministry, which continued near a year after Christ's baptism, before he enters upon the public appearance of Jesus. . Luke 3:38. Some people boast of their patrician birth. New York. The difficulty as to the number of the generations is not serious. and Luke 3:1-38. 68. I. ; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. See the Annotations. Acts 17:26-29 And has made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined the times before appointed... 1 Corinthians 15:45,47 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit... John's Rebuke of Herod. The conclusion to which we are brought is that we have before us two such registers, one drawn from public, and the other from private sources; or, as is conjectured above, one from a civil genealogy, the other from writings laid up in the Temple. Of the first we are told almost nothing, but we may conjecture much. Moreover the discrepancies in these two lists may all be accounted for by noticing that Matthew adopts the common Jewish plan of an arbitrary numerical division into tesseradecads. what do we know of these patriarchs before us?—And what a poor idea must we form hence of all our little strifes and competitions! Adam, which was the son of God — Adam, being descended from no human parents, but formed by the power of a divine creating hand, might with peculiar propriety be called the son of God, having, in his original state, received immediately from God, whatever the sons of Adam receive from their parents, sin and misery excepted. We see it in our own times. Is it true Luke 3;38 in the bible said that Adam is also son of God,making trinity into fournity and mary mother of god comes along into the picture then it is fivenity.Since Adam is also Son of God making us great great grandchildren of God himself so fivenity has now become zillionity.Ok guys stand closer to each other I am to take a photograph of your family of God. The origination of Jesus from God has some likeness to both, but yet far exceeds both; it is in some measure mediate, or coming through the intervention of the intermediate fathers, but is much rather immediate and direct, as He is the Son of God. He warns them therefore of the necessity of a speedy and real change of heart and life, evident in the fruits of all holy conversation and godliness; without which, their boasted privilege as Abraham's descendants would profit them nothing, but rather aggravate their guilt. BibliographySchaff, Philip. BibliographyTrapp, John. Because now Jesus enters personally on the scene to commence His proper work. Douay-Rheims BibleWho was of Henos, who was of Seth, who was of Adam, who was of God. thus to linger upon the brink of a precipice, when we are sure that we must take the leap at last! The ascending form of genealogy can only he that of a private instrument, drawn up from the public document with a view to the particular individual whose name serves as the starting-point of the whole list. Commentary. And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. 1865-1868. 1. called, בן אלהים, "the son of God": though this may be understood of Jesus; the son of Joseph, of Heli, &c. and so on to this clause, "the son of God"; being so as a divine person, to whom the human nature was united, and on that account so called; see Luke 1:35 Thus, as Matthew gives us the regal line of Christ, showing him to be heir to the throne of his father David, Luke gives the natural line of Christ; and as Matthew traces his genealogy down from Abraham, in a descending line, to Joseph, the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus, Luke traces it upwards, in an ascending line, from Mary by Joseph, even up to Adam; to whom the Messiah was first promised, and who was a type of the second Adam, from whom he descended, though not by ordinary generation; nay, even to God himself: Christ, according to his divine nature, was the only begotten of the Father; and as to his human nature, had a body prepared by him, and in the fulness of time was God manifest in the flesh. Standard Publishing Company, Cincinnati, Ohio. It is highly probable that the sacred name imposed at birth would be entered in a different list from the common name by which a man was known in his civil relationships. It teaches that the highest claim to descent is to be a true child of God; the highest society, true membership with Christ; the highest inheritance, that which we have if we only keep it--the kingdom of heaven. And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him... Isaiah 64:8 But now, O LORD, you are our father; we are the clay, and you our potter; and we all are the work of your hand. The life of John the Baptist divides itself into three distinct periods. A descent of this kind was not counted a true descent in any case in which the genealogy was sought (see Ezra 2:62), and gave no legal claim. The sinner has no moment to lose; death and judgment are at his heels. https: Ver. BibliographyJ. The generations are introduced in St. Matthew by the word “begat”; in St. Luke by the genitive with the ellipse of “son.”. There are many sensible observations on this genealogy in the notes at the end of Bishop Newcome's Harmony. "Commentary on Luke 3:38". Thus did St. Luke mean to refer the origin of Christ to God, of whom he was the true and eternal Son. BibliographyHawker, Robert, D.D. See Genesis 10:24; Genesis 11:12; 1 Chronicles 1:18, 1 Chronicles 1:24, where Arphaxad is made the father of Sala, and no mention at all made of Cainan. Luke’s intention would thus be very nearly the same as Paul’s, when he said at Athens (Acts 17:26), “God hath made of one blood the whole human race.” But from a strictly religious point of view, this genealogy possessed still greater importance.