14 Generations

Watchman

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I have wondered about that too. It certainly seems more than coincidental. But I don't see how it could measure years or anything like that since the first 14 generations were longer because the lifespans were longer, like Abraham lived to be 175. And there is really no way of knowing how many generations have extended from Christ if we try to use some sort of chronology.
 

The God Pill

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Is there any significance of the three sets of 14 generations in Mat 1:17 ?
Christians in the late 1st century saw it as significant the Odes of Solomon by design was written as a set of 42 songs to reference Matthew's genealogy. A few days ago I was looking for YouTube videos that argue Matthew is the first gospel given the society claims Matthew's first whilst critics always try to assert Mark's is and in one of them the lady brought up Matthew's genealogy has some kind of hebrew poetic structure connected to chapters in the old testament if I remember right. Some things she says are wrong of course and I haven't seen any other output on the channel but worth a watch I'll post a link.

 
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Theocratic Fascist

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Is there any significance of the three sets of 14 generations in Mat 1:17 ?
I noticed two things immediately after reading that passage.
1. If you add up all three sets of 14 you get 42. Which is the same length of time as the “time, times, and half time” or 3 and a half years mentioned in Daniel 12. Appropriate seeing as it took 42 generations to reach Christ’s birth. 42 months for his kingdom to be established above all others makes perfect sense. As well as the fact that his ministry was 3 and a half years. The parallels are fascinating to me.
2. There’s an old joke (I think it came from a Monty Python movie) goes like this… “what’s the meaning of life?” Answer: “42”. Only when considering the 42 generations leading to Christ does it become clear. The answer to “what is the meaning of life?” Is Jesus Christ. Or alternatively, Christ’s Kingdom.
 
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The God Pill

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18 Further, the king made a great ivory throne and overlaid it with refined gold. 19 There were six steps to the throne, and the throne had a round canopy behind it, and there were armrests on this side and on that side by the place of sitting, and two lions were standing beside the armrests. 20 And there were twelve lions standing there upon the six steps, on this side and on that side. No other kingdom had any made just like it.

Checked multiple artistic depictions it's 14 lion statues when you count the ones by the throne and the ones on the steps.
 
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Theocratic Fascist

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Wowsers, there are a lot of new ones here lately. Welcome Theocratic Facist (You must be an elder :)) and Eira. Maybe I just missed you.
I actually just thought Matt Walsh’s twitter bio was hilarious. 😂 I’m probably younger than most people on here. I’ve been watching and studying Robert’s material for a very long time but just recently made an account here to interact with likeminded people.
 

Eira

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I noticed two things immediately after reading that passage.
1. If you add up all three sets of 14 you get 42. Which is the same length of time as the “time, times, and half time” or 3 and a half years mentioned in Daniel 12. Appropriate seeing as it took 42 generations to reach Christ’s birth. 42 months for his kingdom to be established above all others makes perfect sense. As well as the fact that his ministry was 3 and a half years. The parallels are fascinating to me.
2. There’s an old joke (I think it came from a Monty Python movie) goes like this… “what’s the meaning of life?” Answer: “42”. Only when considering the 42 generations leading to Christ does it become clear. The answer to “what is the meaning of life?” Is Jesus Christ. Or alternatively, Christ’s Kingdom.
Interesting number!!
Does anyone know how many years in total from Abraham to Jesus, the total of the three sets of 14 generations??
 

a watcher

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...There’s an old joke (I think it came from a Monty Python movie) goes like this… “what’s the meaning of life?” Answer: “42”. Only when considering the 42 generations leading to Christ does it become clear. The answer to “what is the meaning of life?” Is Jesus Christ. Or alternatively, Christ’s Kingdom.
Actually, it was 'The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe and Everything' from 'The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy', and I think that answer is 'Jehovah'.
 

LuisMerino9412

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I noticed two things immediately after reading that passage.
1. If you add up all three sets of 14 you get 42. Which is the same length of time as the “time, times, and half time” or 3 and a half years mentioned in Daniel 12. Appropriate seeing as it took 42 generations to reach Christ’s birth. 42 months for his kingdom to be established above all others makes perfect sense. As well as the fact that his ministry was 3 and a half years. The parallels are fascinating to me.
2. There’s an old joke (I think it came from a Monty Python movie) goes like this… “what’s the meaning of life?” Answer: “42”. Only when considering the 42 generations leading to Christ does it become clear. The answer to “what is the meaning of life?” Is Jesus Christ. Or alternatively, Christ’s Kingdom.
Wow true haha interesting parallel haha :)
 
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