Matthew 1:1

1:1  Βίβλος γενέσεως Ἰησοῦ Χριστοῦ, υἱοῦ Δαβὶδ, υἱοῦ Ἀβραάμ

1:1biblos genesis Iēsous Christos huios  Dabid huios  Abraam

1:1 G976 G1078 G2424 G5547 G5207 G1138 G5207 G11

1:1 The [written] book of the [generations] lineage of Jesus [“Jehovah is Salvation”] Christ [“anointed”, Messiah] the son [descendant] of David [second King of Israel, “beloved”] the son [descendant] of Abraham [“father of a multitude”].

NOTE: Jesus is from Greek origin Iēsous (G) which is from Hebrew origin יְהוֹשׁוּעַ Yĕhowshuwa (H3091)  [Jehovah is Salvation] which is from Hebrew roots  יְהֹוָה (H3068) Yĕhovah [the One True God] and יָשַׁע (H3467) yasha` [to be saved]. 

Digging further, יְהֹוָה (H3068) Yĕhovah [the One True God] is from the Hebrew primitive root הָיָה (H1961) hayah [to be, to exist].

Note: David is from greek Δαβίδ (G) Dabid which is a proper noun/name of Hebrew origin דָּוִד (H) David [“beloved one”] from the root דּוֹד (H) [“beloved”,”love”] from an unused root meaning “to boil”. This lends one to think of a love that is boiling over,  a “cup that runneth over” with love. 

Note: Abraham is from the Greek Ἀβραάμ (G11) Abraam  [“father of a multitude”Of Hebrew origin אַבְרָהָם (H85) Abraham  Contracted from אָב (H1) and an unused root (probably meaning to be populous). Abraham is extolled by Paul as father of the faith and as a pattern of faith by which all believers in Christ have a claim to the title sons or posterity of Abraham (Romans 4:1&11, Galatians 3:6-7&29, Hebrews 11:8).

I find it interesting that in the study of these names, we can find:

1) Jesus, the Son, the HOPE of Salvation

2) David, the youthful Warrior for God & the King, the beloved – overflowing, boiling over with LOVE

3) Abraham, the Father, the pattern of FAITH

So, we find Hope, Faith, and Love revealed in this opening verse about the lineage of Christ, buried within the names themselves. What a beautiful diamond to unearth from a simple study of the names – and these begin to lay out a map to those heavenly treasures that do not rust or rot and cannot be stolen away. 

“So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” – 1 Corinthians 13:13

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