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THE GENEALOGY OF JESUS

PROF. M. M. NINAN

PREFACE

PART  I
BIBLICAL TRADITIONS

CHAPTER ONE   THE TWO GENEALOGIES                                                               
CHAPTER TWO    MATTHEW'S GENEALOGY TILL CAPTIVITY  
CHAPTER THREE  LUKE'S GENEALOGY ADAM TO DAVID   
CHAPT FOUR THE KING OF THE JEWS      
CHAPTER FIVE THE BROTHERS OF JESUS    
CHAPTER SIX LEVITICAL HERITAGE OF JESUS     
CHAPTER SEVEN  MATTHEW’S FOUR WOMEN   
CHAPTER EIGHT  THE GENEALOGY DURING THE EXILE        

 

PART II  
ALTERNATE TRADITIONS  

CHAPTER NINE  PARTHIA AND THE MAGI      
CHAPTER TEN   EPISTLE TO ARISTIDES       
CHAPTER ELEVEN   THE EPISTLE OF NICODEMUS      
CHAPTER TWELVE    PROTO-EVANGELIUM OF JAMES     
CHAPTER THIRTEEN   JOHN OF DAMASCUS       
CHAPTER FOURTEEN   THE BOOK OF THE CAVE OF TREASURES       
CHAPTER FIFTEEN   THE BOOK OF THE BEE       
CHAPTER  SIXTEEN  ANNA         
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN   MATRIARCHAL GENEALOGY OF JESUS      

 

 

PREFACE

This article was written in response to an Islamic onslaught on the validity and accuracy of the Bible quoting the problem of genealogy as an error. This was in 1985 while I was in the University of Juba, Sudan, Africa. The problem is dealt with in this article to show that the Bible is the inspired word of God. In spite of its transmission through the ages through generations to generations and in their varying media and translations it still is the most reliable document mankind has ever possessed. Its accuracy speaks for its divine origins. The South Sudanese are probably the descendants of the Children of Moses through the Cushite wife as is confirmed by the similarity of the culture and laws of the land in comparison with the Biblical commandments. At that time my guide was the local culture in which I was immersed in. Not only that all these had been validated by scholars at every age, there is little to add to the findings

This article was first published as a booklet by the Sudan Theological College, Juba, Sudan, and Africa in 1985. It was  widely distributed in the Southern Sudan and neighboring countries. The main body of the book and the argument has not changed since then. The only addition is the possible alternate explanations and the later research results of many scholars in the field.  Many of these alternate explanation sources are not completely trustworthy as they are from Pseudo-epigraphs and Apocryphal works.  These sources are unreliable yet I thought it would be good to be aware of these possibilities and explanations.   

Prof. M.M.Ninan  San Jose, CA  Jan, 2012

 Prof. M.M.Ninan is a Professor of Physics and have served in colleges and universities in India, Ethiopia, Ghana, Sudan, Jamaica, Yemen and United States of America. In all these countries he has been involved in church planting, missions and Christian Education.

 

 

 

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