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Mothers on the Margin: The Women in Matthew’s Genealogy of Jesus with Anne Clements (Christmas Series) - AJ 40

December 15, 2021

Matthew's Gospel has a strong Jewish and male-orientated outlook, why are the 4 women incorporated in Jesus' Genealogy? In particular, why include these 4 Old Testament women alongside Mary?

Rejecting traditional as well as feminist views, Anne Clements unpacks with Lynn Cohick how she undertakes a close literary reading of the narratives to discern how each woman is characterized and presented. All are significant scriptural figures on the margins of Israelite society. From this intertextual world established by Matthew, Clements explores why Matthew may have named these women in the opening genealogy and what implications their inclusion may have for the ongoing gospel narrative. 

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