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In Matthew 1:16 Joseph is said to be the son of Jacob.

"Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary"

In Luke 3:23 Joseph is said to be the son of Heli.

"the son of Heli"

Which account do we believe to be more accurate?

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Which account do we believe to be more accurate?

They are both accurate according to the early church historian Eusebius.

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As suggested by EvilSnack's comment:

Matthew 1:16 Jacob [biologically] begat Joseph the husband of Mary

Luke 3:23 Joseph the [legal] son of Heli

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    If you look at the text, one of the accounts (Matthew's) says that Jacob begat Joseph, whereas the other account says that Eli was the father of Joseph. As with most claims of contradictions in the Scriptures, they exist only because the claimant insists on specific interpretations of the verses in question, when reasonable non-contradictory interpretations exist.
    – EvilSnack
    Oct 10 at 21:01
  • Good point. Thanks :)
    – Tony Chan
    Oct 10 at 21:33

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