Jesus is the Messiah Part 2

Jesus is the Messiah Part 2

It appears that GOD left a convenient loophole in this law that would allow women to be included in the ancestral line if they met two stringent conditions.
  • Num 27:8, "Therefore, tell the Israelites; If a man dies without leaving a son, you shall let his heritage pass on to his daughter."
  • Num 36:6-7, "This is what the Lord commands with regard to the daughters of Salphahad: They may marry anyone they please, provided they marry into a clan of their ancestral tribe, so that no heritage of the Israelites will pass from one tribe to another, but all the Israelites will retain their own ancestral heritage."
So now, all we have to show is that:
  • The father of Mary had no sons.
  • Mary married within her own tribe of Judah.
The Bible does not mention any brothers of Mary, but it does say she had a sister.

The words of Jesus in John 19:25-27, and lack of evidence of male siblings, strongly suggest that the first condition was satisfied.

Jn 19:25-27
25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.
26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!
27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.

The second condition is a bit more involved. Joseph was obviously from the house of David, of the tribe of Judah. If Jesus Christ is “made of the seed of David according to the flesh”, then His mother, Mary has to be also of the house of David and therefore, of the tribe of Judah.

Let’s look back to the two different genealogies.
  • Matthew records Joseph’s father as Jacob and descending from David through Solomon.
  • Luke records Joseph’s father as Heli and descending from David through Nathan.
  • The two records are very different and suggest that they are not the genealogies of the same person, but two different ones.
  • In the first verse of Luke’s record, Luke states in parentheses “(as was supposed)”. (Nomizo; properly, to do by law, to follow by custom.)
  • Jesus’ father was God. Jesus’ mother was the virgin, Mary. His step-father was Joseph.
  • Joseph was obviously from the house of David, of the tribe of Judah.
  • The genealogy in Luke belongs to the only one left, which is Mary. Therefore, Mary is of the house of David and of the tribe of Judah. So the second condition is also met.
Jesus Christ our Lord and savior is “a remnant of the house of Judah”, from “the root of Jesse”, and “from the house of David”. He was “made of the seed of David according to the flesh” through Mary. The two genealogies also fulfill the Davidic Covenant. He inherited the throne of Solomon through Joseph and seed of David through Mary. (2 Samuel 7:12-16)

After Solomon the kingdom became divided under Rehoboam. Since that time only one king has been crowned from the house of David at Jerusalem and He was crowned with thorns.
God Bless, Praise Jesus our Lord.