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“Boring” Genealogies

This Sunday we talked about Matthew 1:1-17 in the service: the genealogy of Jesus. It sounds like the most boring passage in the Bible (it’s just a list!) but here’s some creatives who were inspired by this list!

From incredible art:

“Paris Bible,” illuminated text from Matthew 1

To Andrew Peterson’s song: “Matthew’s Begats” (yes, he actually wrote & produced a SONG about this family tree!)

Andrew Peterson - "Matthew's Begats" (Official Lyric Video)

Or how about reading it in a different translation? The First Nations Translation of the Bible blew my mind with how beautiful the genealogy sounded in light of different naming traditions:

Matthew's Genealogy

Even I have to confess the genealogy is captivating!