And Asa begat Jehoshaphat; and Jehoshaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Uzziah;
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Ambrose of Milan
In Luc., cap. 2: That there were two kings of the name of Joakim, is clear from the Book of Kings. “And Joakim slept with his fathers, and Joachim his son reigned in his stead.” This son is the same whom Jeremiah callsJeconias. And rightly did St. Matthew purpose to differ from the Prophet, because he sought to show therein the great abundance of the Lord’s mercies. For the Lord did not seek among men nobility of race, but suitably chose to be born of captives and of sinners, as He came to preach remission of sin to the captives. The Evangelist therefore did not conceal either of these; but rather shewedthem both, inasmuch as both were called Jeconias.But of those whom the holy Evangelist places together in the Lord’s genealogy, it should be known, that they were alike in good or ill fame. Judas and his brethren were notable for good, inlike manner Phares and Zara, Jechonias and his brethren, were notable for evil.