# Are there predictions of Jesus’s life in the name lineage of his ancestors? – 3. Upto Christ

ok so I took the list and first 10 flipped it and took the first bit to match Genesis 5.

Luke 3 has 76 people;

23 Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph, the son of Heli, 24the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melki, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph, 25the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Naggai, 26the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Josek, the son of Joda, 27the son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, the son of Neri, 28the son of Melki, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmadam, the son of Er, 29the son of Joshua, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, 30the son of Simeon, the son of Judah, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonam, the son of Eliakim, 31the son of Melea, the son of Menna, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David, 32the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Salmon,d the son of Nahshon, 33the son of Amminadab, the son of Ram, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah, 34the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor, 35the son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Eber, the son of Shelah, 36the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech, 37the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalalel, the son of Kenan, 38the son of Enosh, the son of Seth, the son of Adam,

I would say Genesis 5 quite possibly yes;

There are some holes here.   Once I’ve copied the data from the spreadsheet on my PC into Google Docs format, I can’t edit the Hebrew easily as this seems to be a bug in Google’s handling of non-Latin text.    I’ve just added grey to parts unknown.

Or, here is the document I have hosted by Google.

Some of the fathers have a name duplicated, and some of them are too obscure for historians to know much about.

So Luke 3 doesn’t spell out anything easily understandable if you read it in upwards or downwards.   So I would think this doesn’t show a gospel message that’s obvious, but you can read the results and see for yourself.   Genesis 5 seems quite plausible though.