The Value of Genealogy in the Bible

It could be tempting to pass quickly over chapters like Genesis 5, Genesis 10 or Matthew 1, when encountering their lengthy lists of names. As pointed out by Wayne Jackson in an article in The Christian Courier titled The Importance of Messianic Genealogy, these catalogs of family lineage held important social, religious and spiritual significance. The Christian Courier is “a journal dedicated to the study of religious doctrine, Christian evidences, and biblical ethics associated with the churches of Christ.”