Matthew 1 Bible Study Questions

Questions for Matthew chapter 1 Bible study

Matthew 1 Bible Study Questions

Questions for Matthew 1 Bible Study

Matthew 1:1-10 (Answers:

Why does Matthew call Jesus, “Son of David, Son of Abraham”?

How does the genealogy in Matthew 1:2-10 line up against the genealogy in the Old Testament?

Why is Uzziah in Matthew 1:8 different from Azariah in 1 Chronicles 3:12?

Why does Matthew 1:8 skip over his father, grandfather and great-grandfather mentioned in 1 Chronicles 3:11-12?

Who is “Tamar” (Matthew 1:3)?

Who is “Rahab” (Matthew 1:5)?

Who is “Ruth” (Matthew 1:5)?

Who is “her of Uriah” (Matthew 1:6)?

What is remarkable about these four women being named in the genealogy of Jesus?

So why did Jesus have them included in His genealogy?

Matthew 1:11 (Answers:

What is meant by “deportation to Babylon” (Matthew 1:11)?

What did God mean by Jeconiah being “childless” (Jeremiah 22:30)?

Matthew 1:12-16 (Answers:

Why are these names in two different colors?

Is the Zerubbabel above the same “Zerubbabel” mentioned in 1 Chronicles 3?

What about the “Shealtiel” and the “Zerubbabel” mentioned in Luke 3:27?

Why is this the case?

Matthew 1:17 (Answers:

What is meant by “generations” in Matthew 1:17?

But why “fourteen” generations, and why three sets of them?

Matthew 1:18-19 (Answers:

What is meant by Mary having been “betrothed to Joseph” (Matthew 1:18)?

What is meant by “before they came together” (Matthew 1:18)?

What is meant by Mary being “found to be with child by the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 1:18)?

How did Joseph learn that Mary was pregnant?

How must Joseph have felt upon hearing the news?

Didn't she tell him that she became pregnant by the power of the Holy Spirit, and not by cheating on him with another man?

What is meant by Joseph being “righteous” (Matthew 1:19)?

So what was Joseph planning to do?

Matthew 1:20-21 (Answers:

What is unique about “an angel of the Lord” (Matthew 1:20) appearing to Joseph?

Why did the angel of the Lord call Joseph “son of David” (Matthew 1:20)?

What five things did the angel of the Lord tell Joseph above?

Which of them did Joseph obey?

How does Joseph's reaction contrast with Zacharias' reaction to his encounter with an angel?

Should we believe everything we see and hear in our dreams?

What traits does the Bible reveal about Joseph?

Matthew 1:22-23 (Answers:

Who is the “prophet” (Matthew 1:22)?

Is it “Immanuel” (Isaiah 7:14) with in “I” or “Emmanuel” (Matthew 1:23) with an “E”?

Why did the angel of the Lord tell Joseph to name the Son to be born “Jesus” instead of “E/Immanuel”?

Matthew 1:24-25 (Answers:

What is meant by Joseph taking “to himself his wife” (Matthew 1:24)?

How did Joseph “not know her until she had given birth to her firstborn Son” (Matthew 1:25)?

What do the words “until” and “firstborn Son” (Matthew 1:25) indicate?

Why do some people claim that Mary remained a virgin all of her life?

Why would anyone want people to worship Mary?

As what does worshiping Mary or any other created being in the Bible qualify?

Can people at least pray to Mary and have her petition God on their behalf?

What if I don't feel like I have a relationship with God the Father that warrants praying directly to Him?