In Genesis 12, God promised Abraham that the world would be blessed through his descendants and in 2 Samuel 7, He told David that He would set up an everlasting kingdom through his seed. The Jews knew these promises and they looked for a Messiah who could meet these conditions. Matthew began his gospel to the Jews with the records that proved Jesus was the Son of Abraham, the Son of David.
The poster uses color to distinguish the groupings in Matthew chapter 1:
- The first fourteen from Abraham to David
- The second fourteen from Solomon to Jechonias
- The third fourteen from Jechonias to Christ
11" x 17" poster