Reading John 1:1–14 and John 9–10 shows a connection in Messiah Yeshua between the imagery of light and God dwelling among mankind and the festivals of Tabernacles (Sukkot) and Dedication (Chanukah, a.k.a. Lights).
The long list of names of ancestors of Yeshua can be tedious to read, but it is an important statement about what God was doing by sending the Messiah.
Thought questions from the recorded discussion
What do all the “begat” or “father of” references have to do with anything?
Why is Zerubbabel one of the most important ancestors Yeshua?
Why are there five women, four of which weren’t Israelite mentioned in the lineage of Messiah Yeshua?
What is so important about the generations from Abraham to David, from David to Babylon and from Babylon to Yeshua?
Some Jews say that Yeshua’s lineage through cursed kings makes Him ineligible to become the Messiah King. What does the prophecy of Immanuel from Isaiah have to do with this? What that prophecy good or bad?
Why does Matthew’s genealogical list differ so much from Luke’s?
Why didn’t Mary get sentenced to death for having a child outside marriage, as God’s law required?