Matthew decided to include both Judah and Tamar in his written genealogy of Jesus. Junior explains that Matthew included Tamar because he wanted to emphasize that Jesus came into our mess to rescue us.
Judah & Tamar
Genesis 37, 38 | 12/3/17
Boaz & Ruth
Ruth 1, 2, 4 | 12/17/17 • Junior Ziegler
Matthew mentions Ruth in the genealogy of Jesus even though it wasn't common for women to be recorded in genealogies. Junior explains that Matthew did this to highlight their story because it demonstrates God's love and the purpose Jesus came for.