MembersIs the Messiah the Son of David? (Part 1)

Part 1 on how can the Messiah can be the Son of David when ancestry was determined only by the father’s lineage and Jesus had no earthly father.

By Gershon Nerel | | Topics: Messiah
An Ultra Orthodox Jewish man walks past the Golden Gate, as he circles around all the gates to the Temple Mount while praying in Jerusalem's Old city, early morning on August 4, 2019. The gate, also known as the Mercy Gate, has been sealed up Medieval times. Jewish tradition holds that the Divine Presence used to appear through this gate and will appear again when the Messiah comes. Christian tradition holds that Jesus Christ passed through this gate on Palm Sunday. In Arabic, it is known as Bab al-Dhahabi. Similar to Christians, Muslims generally believe this was the gate through which Jesus as Messiah, entered Jerusalem. Archeologists are prevented from working and researching the gate. Any Israeli advance near the Temple Mount sparks Palestinian Muslim rage and suspicion. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90 *** Local Caption *** ??? ?????? ?? ???? ???? ??? ????? ?????? ??? ????? ??????? ????? ???? ????? ????? ????? ?????? Photo: Hadas Parush/Flash90

2000 years ago Jews in the Galilee, in Judea, and outside of Eretz Israel, the Land of Israel, were fully convinced that Yeshua (Jesus), the inspiring rabbi-teacher and the miracles performer, was the son of a man called Joseph (Luke 3:23), “of the house of David” (Luke 1:27; 2:4). Many believed that his mother was Miriam from Nazareth (John 6:42).

At the very beginning of Matthew’s Gospel in the New Testament (NT), the apostle wrote about Messiah Yeshua’s family-tree as follows: “This is the genealogy of Yeshua the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham” (Matt 1:1).

As a matter of principle, according to biblical narration all parentage lists refer only to the ancestry’s fathers, neglecting to mention the mothers’ names.

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