The Hebrew Bible
Most people in the Messianic Movement (or Hebrew Roots for that matter), don’t realize that the Hebrew Bible is put together in a Theological Order.
The books of the Bible are put in an order to teach a particular theology.The larger scrolls 3 scrolls that make up the larger sections are also placed at Theological seems.
What is the overall Theology of the order of the books teach? They teach about the coming of a Man, named Yeshua: Salvation. The Messiah, who would overcome the sin of Adam and the rest of his forefathers to triumph victoriously over death and restore the Kingdom of Israel at the pinnacle of the Nations, with God at it’s center.
You can very plainly see the Theological structure if you look at the Book of the Writings.
1. Psalms – Tehilim: The Inner thoughts, stuggles of the Blessed Man (Messiah)
2. Proverbs – Mishlei: The Wisdom of the Blessed Man (The Messiah), which ends with a vision of his perfect wife
3. Job – Iyov: The Affliction of the Blessed Man (The Messiah)
4. Song of Songs – Shir HaShirim: The Wedding bliss of the Blessed Man (The Messiah)
5. Ruth – Rus: The Royal Bride of the Blessed Man (The Messiah)
6. Lamentations – Eicha: The Mourning of the Blessed Man (The Messiah), over the destruction of his Bride.
7. Ecclesiastes – Koheles: Sayings of the Blessed Man (The Messiah)
8. Esther: The poverty and restoration of the Bride of the Blessed Man (The Messiah)
9. Daniel – Doniel: The Blessed Man (The Messiah), as the Prophet of Israel who gives Wisdom to kings, He is the King to kings.
10. Ezra/Nehemia: The restoration of the City and Temple/Throne of the Blessed Man (The Messiah)
11. Chronicles – Divrei Hayamim: A rewriting of the story of the Kings, which “Chronicles” the bloodline of the Blessed Man (The Messiah), and ends with the call of a pagan king to Israel to return to Jerusalem in 2 Chronicles 36, which says: “The Proclamation of Cyrus, Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the Lord by the mouth of Jeremiah might be fulfilled, the Lord stirred up the spirit of Cyrus king of Persia, so that he made a proclamation throughout all his kingdom and also put it in writing: “Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, ‘The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and he has charged me to build him a house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Whoever is among you of all his people, may the Lord his God be with him. Let him go up.’””
This last chapter of Chronicles leads directly to the reason all of Israel should go up to Jerusalem, to meet The Messiah….
Which is exactly what happens in Matthew chapter 1, which recaps the lineage of the King of kings, as found in Chronicles.
The Genealogy of Jesus Christ
1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, 3 and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and Perez the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram,[a] 4 and Ram the father of Amminadab, and Amminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon, 5 and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse, 6 and Jesse the father of David the king.
And David was the father of Solomon by the wife of Uriah, 7 and Solomon the father of Rehoboam, and Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asaph,[b] 8 and Asaph the father of Jehoshaphat, and Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah, 9 and Uzziah the father of Jotham, and Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah, 10 and Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, and Manasseh the father of Amos,[c] and Amos the father of Josiah, 11 and Josiah the father of Jechoniah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon.
12 And after the deportation to Babylon: Jechoniah was the father of Shealtiel,[d] and Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel, 13 and Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, and Abiud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor, 14 and Azor the father of Zadok, and Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eliud, 15 and Eliud the father of Eleazar, and Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob, 16 and Jacob the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom Jesus was born, who is called Messiah.
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 Messiah fourteen generations.
18 Now the birth of Jesus Messiah took place in this way…