Each name listed in the opening verse of Matthew played a part in the redemptive plan of the LORD, and so all people are precious, important and of value to Him, from the famous to the obscure.
"The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham. Abraham begot Isaac, Isaac begot Jacob, and Jacob begot Judah and all his brothers. Judah begot Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez begot Hezron, and Hezron begot Ram. Ram begot Amminadab, Amminadab begot Nashon,