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Matthew 1:17

So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.
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Remigius of Rheims

AD 533
He made fourteen generations, because the ten denotes the Decalogue, and the four the four books of the Gospel; whence this shows the agreement of the Lawand the Gospel. And he put the fourteen three times over, that he might she that the perfection of law, prophecy, and grace, consists in the faith of the Holy Trinity. But if any, maintaining that it is not the same Jeconiah, but two different persons, make the number forty and two, we then shall say that the Holy Churchis signified; for this number is the product of seven, and six; (for six times seven make forty-two;) the six denotes labour, and the seven rest.
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