Son of Abraham

Matthew introduces his gospel with the genealogy of Jesus Christ. “This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham.” (Matt. 1:1 NIV)

Between Matthew and Luke’s genealogies Jesus (Yeshua‘) is also called Son of Adam, Son of David and (supposedly) the Son of Joseph and many other people in between. All these names of Jesus emphasize His human descent and that He fulfilled the messianic expectation of being a descendant of David. However, Jesus also shares divine nature as the Son of God.

A name of Jesus pictured in the Greek text: Son of Abraham in Matthew 1:1.

Son of Abraham in the Greek text of Matthew 1:1.

Son of Abraham in Greek:

Hyios Abraam

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 5207, 11

Bible reference: Matt. 1:1