Jesusโ€™ genealogy: The โ€˜bad girlsโ€™ in the family tree and how Christians justify it

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Mohamad Mostafa Nassar


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The False Jesus of the Corrupted Bible lineage is full of Prostitutes, yet Christians have the audacity to attack Islam. Below is an article written by a Catholic and how He justifies it.

The lineage of Jesus is explored in only two of the Gospels: Matthew (1:1-17) and Luke (3:23-38). Matthew is the only one that mentions women, besides Mary, and then only four: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and โ€œUriahโ€™s wifeโ€ (whom we know as Bathsheba).

Tamar, Rahab, and Bathsheba might be referred to by some as โ€œthe bad girlsโ€ because their lives seem more colorful than our images of saintliness might envision. (Another such woman is Eve, but we will address her story later.)


Tamar was the daughter-in-law of Judah, son of Isaac and Leah. In Genesis, chapter 38, she married two sons of Judah, both of whom died early because they offended God. Judah, reluctant to lose yet another son, would not arrange for Tamarโ€™s marriage to him as was required by law. So Tamar, driven to desperate measures, tricked Judah into thinking she was a prostitute and conceived twins with him. One of the children, Perez, continued Judahโ€™s line on toward Jesus. In the end, Judah called Tamar โ€œmore righteous than I.โ€


Rahab wasnโ€™t a โ€œpretend prostituteโ€ like Tamar; she was the real thing. Six generations after Tamar and Perez, we arrive in Jericho (Joshua, chapter 2) with the Hebrews, led by Joshua, gathered outside the walls. Rahab was the owner of an inn in Jericho and had come to believe that the God of Israel was the true God. She sheltered the two spies Joshua sends into the city โ€” for the promise that her family would be saved when the Hebrews destroyed Jericho. We donโ€™t know if one of those spies of Joshua was Salmon, but he later married Rahab and became the father of her son, Boaz.


Bathsheba is the woman called โ€œUriahโ€™s wifeโ€ in Matthewโ€™s genealogy. Weโ€™ve jumped a few more generations forward to the time of King David in Jerusalem (2 Sam 11 and 12). Uriah, a Hittite, was one of Davidโ€™s most loyal captains. David, seeing Bathsheba bathing on a nearby roof, was overcome with desire. When Bathsheba ended up pregnant, David tried to trick Uriah into coming home and sleeping with his wife. When that didnโ€™t work, David has Uriah sent to the frontlines of battle and then married his widow. Their child died, but later on, Bathsheba and David had a son named Solomon.

So, these are our three โ€œbad girlsโ€ in Jesusโ€™ family tree. Were they โ€œbadโ€ in the sense that they did evil? Well, Tamar was protecting herself and making Judah obey Godโ€™s law; Tamar was protecting her family and helping the plan of the God she had come to believe in; Bathsheba is probably the most questionable: Was she scheming to catch a king, or was she caught up in Davidโ€™s lust?

Or both? Nonetheless, she became the respected mother of a king, securing the throne for Solomon. She is also credited as being the inspiration, if not the writer, of Proverb 31 about the attributes of a good wife.

In addressing the question of these particular women in Jesusโ€™ genealogy, Jesuit Fr. Peter Knott of Oxford noted, โ€œWhat all this tells us is that โ€˜God writes straight with crooked lines,โ€™ and that our own lives, even if marked by weakness and insignificance, are important too in continuing the work of the incarnation by becoming Christ for others by the way we think, the way we speak, the way we live.โ€

Fr. Knott also notes that โ€œin the genealogy of Jesus the Gospels point to as many liars and schemers in his lineage as they do honest people and men and women of faith. We see in Jesusโ€™ genealogy a number of men who didnโ€™t exactly show the love, justice, and purity of Jesus. Abraham unfairly banished Ishmael and his mother, Hagar โ€ฆ and David, to whom Jesus explicitly connects himself, committed adultery โ€ฆโ€

So where does that leave us in our Advent season of preparation? Can we see anything of ourselves in these bad girls โ€” and bad boys โ€” of Bible history? Perhaps we all feel like โ€œcrooked linesโ€ at times or maybe we find ourselves giving into temptation instead of doing the right thing. But we want to do better. And we can.

Fr. Robert Maloney, a former superior general of the Congregation of the Mission (a group associated with the Vincentians), tells us that Matthew means to give us hope by sharing Jesusโ€™ checkered family tree. โ€œMatthew is assuring us that God governs history and that nothing eludes Godโ€™s power. โ€ฆ He is encouraging us to stand with reverent trust before the mystery of God, as revealed in Christ. โ€ฆ He tells us that trust in providence is the key to finding meaning in the polarities of human existence: light and darkness, grace and sin, peace and violence, plan and disruption, health and sickness, life, and death.โ€

Sources: โ€œCatholic Encyclopediaโ€;; Oxford University Catholic chaplaincy at;; and โ€œEssays in Apologetics, Vol. 1โ€ by Martin Mosebach.

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Four adultery and prostitutes of Jesus genealogy according to Mattew genealogy.


-Tamara (Genesis 38:(14-26).

-Rahab (Josh .2:1

Josh 6:25

Hebrew 11:31

James 2:25)

-Ruth (Ruth.1:4).

-Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11:3-4).

Deuteronomy 23:2 No one born of a forbidden marriage nor any of their descendants may enter the assembly of the LORD, not even in the tenth generation.

St. Matthew 1:1 This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham:

St. Matthew 1:3 Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar, Perez the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Ram

Jesusโ€™ genealogy: The โ€˜bad girlsโ€™ in the family tree