“Tamar and Rahab were Canaanites (Gen. 38, Josh. 2); Ruth was a Moabitess (Ruth 1); Bathseba was the wife of a Uriah, a Hittite, so probably a Hittite herself (2 Sam. 1). The implication of Jesus being the heir of Abraham and his universal promise is underlined: Jesus the Jew, and the Jewish Messiah, had Gentile blood!” (Chris Wright, Knowing Jesus, p. 5, bold added)
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read Matthew’s genealogy. I’ve also preached about the shady women who made the list as a testimony to God’s grace.
But never about the Jesus the Jew, the Jewish Messiah—having Gentile blood!