ADVENT 25 / Question and Answer

Yeah … 42.

Psalm 10 Ministries

This year, for the four weeks of Advent, we are doing the #RendTheHeavens devotion at both The Featherblog as well as Psalm 10 Ministries.

16 and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Christ. 17 So all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations, and from David to the deportation to Babylon fourteen generations, and from the deportation to Babylon to the Christ fourteen generations. (Matthew 1:16-17 ESV)

I just noticed something.

In this fearful, three-part symmetry symmetry, from the call of Abraham through to the birth of Jesus, is a total of 42 generations (14×3=7×6=42), which is the rather ridiculous answer given in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy to “ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything.”

From the call of God of this wandering man, and his whole family, to leave and…

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