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And a perplexing issue for NT scholars: There are 5 women mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus in the first chapter of the Gospel of Matthew (thought to be the most "Jewish" of all the Gospels).
To be clear, however, each next generation was "fathered" but these four also had mothers. The scholarly perplexity is about Matthew's point in doing so. Luke (the only other genealogy) does not include women
if Matthew was Jewish and Luke Greek, it would make sense for Matthew to list the women since Jewishness is matrilineal; and in any case, I'm under the general impression that Matthew was trying to establish the descent of Jesus from David (?). Perhaps this descent was itself matrilineal. If Luke was Greek, he presumably wouldn't have any interest in all this.
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