Problem

Who was the father of Joseph?

Matthew 1:16 - And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
Luke 3:23 - And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,

MAT 1:16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

LUK 3:23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli.


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It is a probability that Joseph is the son-in-law of Heli, and the biological son of Jacob. The wording is different in both verses such as the reference in Matthew specifically states that Jacob begat Joseph, while Luke describes Joseph as being the son of Heli. In other passages of the Bible son-in-laws are referred to as the son of their father-in-law.

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