Monday, April 09, 2007

Jesus' Father Controversy


While reading "The God Delusion" by Dawkins he points to the incompatability of the genealogies of Jesus as described in Matthew and Luke as evidence of the fallability of scripture. I couldn't believe that I had absolutely missed this but sure enough they are completely different. This led to an investigation as to why they could possibly be different and there are a few theories floating around which I wanted to follow up on and this became something of a quest which I couldn't let go of even though it was so incredibly boring and to a large extent - pointless. Hopefully, this will be the end of it. I have blogged quoted text from 7 people who have something to say about the topic and if you really have absolutely nothing to do, go ahead and read them. I put them up only as a way of somehow bringing some sort of closure to this since I am now heartily sick of it.

My conclusion (as is that of author #5) is that as things stand the two accounts cannot be reconciled. It would require new evidence of some sort in order to throw some new light on it.

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