It’s so interesting in the genealogy of Matthew 1 that Bathsheba’s name is not recorded, but instead it says, “the wife of Uriah,” (Matthew 1:6) reminding us so vividly of this sin. The genealogy is telling a story here. It’s not just the data of Jesus’ family tree. It’s the story of his ancestry. And it’s a very spotted ancestry, indeed.
The despicable story of Judah and Tamar, Rahab the prostitute, Ruth the Moabitess, and the adulterous affair of David and Bathsheba. These are a few of the stories from Jesus’ lineage.