3:31 the son of Melea, the son of Menna, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, 1 the son of David, 2 3:32 the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Sala, 3 the son of Nahshon, 3:33 the son of Amminadab, the son of Admin, the son of Arni, 4 the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah,
[3:31] 1 sn The use of Nathan here as the son of David is different than Matthew, where Solomon is named. Nathan was David’s third son. It is not entirely clear what causes the difference. Some argue Nathan stresses a prophetic connection, but it is not clear how (through confusion with the prophet Nathan?). Others note the absence of a reference to Jeconiah later, so that here there is a difference to show the canceling out of this line. The differences appear to mean that Matthew’s line is a “royal and physical” line, while Luke has a “royal and legal” line.
[3:32] 3 tc The reading Σαλά (Sala, “Sala”) is found in the best and earliest witnesses (Ì4 א* B sys sa). Almost all the rest of the
[3:33] 4 tc The number and order of the first few names in this verse varies greatly in the