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|NASB||Matthew 1:17 ¶ So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; from David to the deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the deportation to Babylon to the Messiah, fourteen generations.|
|Matthew 1:17 ¶ So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen; from David to the Babylonian deportation (exile), fourteen generations; and from the Babylonian deportation to the Messiah, fourteen generations.|
|Bible Question: Just a little background information needed. What was the time lapse between Abraham and Jesus?|
I wondered if this info would add to the mix. The 14x14x14 generations in Matthew are a mnemonic to help generations of people without paper, pen or computer--that needed to know their genealogy. Have you looked at 1 Chronicles 1-9 for a fuller list of begat’s?
Abraham is usually dated around 1950 BCE. ISBE gives a date post 2000 BC. This would be 1900 more or less years between Abram and Jesus.