This is the first of a series of writings (tidbits) that I will report as being irrelevant information to some, but something that the average Bible reader may not have a knowledge of. I attempted writing a book on this subject as a collection but lost steam in the production of it. What can you do?
Early Greek readers of Genesis would invariably call it “the book of generations”?
Another interesting tidbit is that women didn’t need to be noted in the ancient genealogies. However, the book of Matthew names four women and three of them were Gentiles.
Jewish writings would sometimes use trees (such as the fig tree that Jesus cursed) as being symbolic of the nation of Israel.