Joseph’s father?

Skeptics argue that there is a contradiction regarding who Joseph’s father was. Matt. 1:16 says, “Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary,” while this verse says Joseph was the son of Heli. Joseph’s father was Jacob. Luke follows Mary’s genealogy, though he doesn’t name any women in his list. He therefore lists the name of Joseph (her husband), who was Heli’s son-in-law (in legal terms, his son by marriage).

Luke 3:23 Now Jesus Himself began His ministry at about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, the son of Heli…

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