What My Grandmothers Taught Me: Learning from the Women in Matthew’s Genealogy of Jesus



2021–2022 PW/Horizons Bible study

By Merryl Blair with Suggestions for Leaders by Magdalena I. García

Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba, and Mary—Matthew names these women for a reason. How might Jesus have heard the stories of his grandmothers? What might the young Jesus have felt, as he heard about his family? What might the stories of these women have added to his sense of identity, as part of a particular family in a particular time and place? And what can Jesus’s grandmothers-of-the-faith teach us? By exploring these stories together, we will have a richer idea of what the good news is.