Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Short Film on Luke's Genealogy

I have always been fascinated by the genealogies of Matthew and Luke (Matt. 1.1-17, Luke 3.23-28) and have even recorded podcasts on them (e.g. NT Pod 9). Yet they get so little exposure and discussion in popular circles. So it's a pleasure to see this quirky little film that illustrates Luke 3.23-28:

  

The work is by Aaron Soldner and it is hosted at Spark and Echo Arts.  Thanks to Nathan Sherrer for letting me know about it.  Nathan tells me that anyone who would like more information or would like to connect with Aaron can write to him (jonathon@sparkandecho.org)  or to executive director Jonathon Roberts (jonathon@sparkandecho.org).

5 comments:

Keen Reader said...

Well . . . I was hoping to learn something about the text from watching this, but . . .

Richard Bauckham said...

Did you know that the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt has set the Lukan genealogy to music?

Mark Goodacre said...

No, I hadn't heard that. I'll have to look it out.

Adrift said...

Professor Goodacre, you believe that the author of Luke has borrowed parts of his gospel from the author of Matthew. I also understand that you believe that Luke changes his genealogy based on the idea that Jesus is a descendant of the "stump" of Jesse, which you believe is Nathan.

Assuming that Luke knows Matthew, does this contradict or compliment Matthew's genealogy? In other words, does Luke purposely contradict Matthew's genealogy for prophetic effect even though he knows what Matthew records, or does he think that his own genealogy fits in nicely with Matthew's as maybe another ancestral branch of Jesus' family tree?

Or is it just lost to history, and we'll never know...

Adrift said...

Gorgeous, professor Baukham.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZMSH65Acrk