The Old Testament is full of stories I like to sit in a quiet corner and read. There’s sweet love stories all through it. Then there are those symbolic stories that can turn out to be meaningful if you like to study. But I say, and I’m no expert, blaze through the begats. They’re a little too much detail for me.
Such things were written in the Scriptures long ago to teach us. And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled. – Romans 15:4 (NLT)