We have now to consider the Saviour's conception.
First, as to the matter from which His body was conceived; secondly, as to the author of His conception; thirdly, as to the manner and order of His conception.
Concerning the first there are eight points of inquiry:
A Whether the flesh of Christ was derived from Adam?
A Whether it was derived from David?
A Of the genealogy of Christ which is given in the Gospels;
A Whether it was fitting for Christ to be born of a woman?
A Whether His body was formed from the purest blood of the Virgin?
A Whether the flesh of Christ was in the patriarchs as to something signate?
A Whether the flesh of Christ in the patriarchs was subject to sin?
A Whether Christ paid tithes in the loins of Abraham?