About the only thing I can say about the telescoping issue is this:
1. It's two, wait, three witnesses against one (Genesis 10:21, Genesis 11:10, 1 Chronicles 1:17) versus (Luke 3:36)
2. Dare I say it ... I don't view the New Testament as scripture al la Old Testament. While I believe the New Testament IS inspired by God, it is NOT the Law and the Prophets.
Hence why so many Christians are torn in half between observing all ten commandments including Shabbat, Feast Days and eating of selective foods.
Who do Christians point to when they don't want to observe Shabbat or Feast Days or eating only certain clean creatures - they point to Pauline doctrine.
So what I'm saying is that our good Lord above knew this was going to happen, where people get different understandings from the New testament. Namely from Luke and Paul's writings. I love them both but boy oh boy have they complicated things!
That being said, I do not subscribe to "telescoping" and I stick to the Genesis account of the Patriarchs.
I can't stress this enough - I believe the New Testament is inspired by God, but with caveats! Something about growing wheat and tares together comes to mind...
Edit: One very important reminder that MUST be stated, Jesus called the Old testament "Scriptures".
Edit to the edit: When all else fails, I use the Old Testament as the Foundation to all New Testament doctrine. Never the reverse order. Unless the words are written in Red
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