Genealogies record family lines. Through these records an indication of the family history, and the types of characters in that history, are revealed. While it was always possible to delete names from that history the genealogy of Jesus as recorded in Matthew includes 5 women – which is unusual in Hebrew genealogies. This series considers these 5 women and demonstrates why they are integral to the ministry of Jesus.
Part 1 - Tamar: A Desperate Victim
The inclusion of Tamar in the genealogy of Jesus demonstrates that, even when we find ourselves in a sinful situation because of our desperation, God is still willing to include us into His family line.