Why did our Saviour have to be born of a virgin?
In the OT God had also promised several people that the Messiah would be one of their descendants.
In order to prove this descent, it was necessary to keep genealogical records.
But who was Joseph's father - Jacob or Heli?
What is of particular interest is the 5 women mentioned in Matthew's genealogy.
Normally women were seldom mentioned in these lists, so the choice of these somewhat disreputable women is intriguing.