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How could Jesus be descended from the royal line of David if he was born of the Virgin Birth?

The Old Testament has two distinct methods of claiming kingship. One is by descent from David, and the other is by prophetic or divine appointment. Where did David himself get his kingship? It was by ...
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How long was David on the run from Saul?

The short answer is: We don't know for sure because there are very few dates or ages given in the stories of Saul and David in the Bible. We cannot even be certain of the length of Saul's reign, or ...
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When was David born?

David was born 1041 bc, maybe plus or minus a year. David was 30 years old when he began to reign and he reigned 40 years.(2 Sam 5:4) Multiple lines of evidence put the start of the reign of Solomon ...
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Why was Solomon chosen as King instead of one of his brothers?

David chose Solomon as his successor because “the word of the Lord came to [him]” telling him to do so. David, due to his many sins, was unworthy of building God’s temple. God chose Solomon from ...
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If Joseph was Jesus's adoptive father then did Jesus really have David's blood?

These are two lineages in the Gospels. One - which you have cited - in Matthew, which traces Jesus' ancestry through Joseph, and another in Luke which traces His ancestry through Mary. Joseph's ...
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David and Milkom wore a 75 lb crown, wouldn't that have snapped their necks?

First, lets tone down the rhetoric. 75 pounds won't snap anybody's neck — unless of course it is in motion, in which case 75 grams would work too. I've personally had occasion to lift a lot more than ...
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How could Jesus be descended from the royal line of David if he was born of the Virgin Birth?

I'm not certain whether this will help with your question or not, but this is a small section from Oscar Cullmann's, Christology of the New Testament (page 129): Hegesippus was the Jewish Christian ...
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When a person is described as a Davidide, what is being said about that person?

Isaiah chapter 11 is about the heir to David’s throne. It is a Messianic prophecy. Psalm 72 reflects on the prospects of David’s royal line and on Zion. The surpassing righteousness and domination ...
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Does 1 Kings 15:5 suggest that King David was exempt from following some commandments?

The text in question was written during the reign of a very sinful king of Judah, Abijah, who reigned briefly in Jerusalem. The key point about the assessment of this king is in verse 3 which tells us:...
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Other claimants to throne of David besides Jesus?

None of the seed of David, through Jeconiah, could ever inherit the throne of David due to the curse upon Jeconiah recorded by the prophet Jeremiah. Jeremiah states of Jeconiah, king of Judah : Thus ...
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Was Solomon fatally misled by his father' example, when King David married many wives and concubines?

Before addressing the biblical account of Solomon’s rise and fall this is what I found out about “Christian Psychology”: Robert Roberts and P. J. Watson describe Christian psychology, in part, like ...
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Why did Saul's sins lead to his rejection as King of Israel, but David's sins did not cost him his crown?

The difference between Saul and David was that one offered insincere repentance while the other expressed true repentance. In David's case, we have Psalm 51 as a window into his heart. It is ...
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Why does the bible say that David kept all the commands of the Lord when he so clearly didn't?

This is one place where the NIV translation falls short. The quoted passage says “[David did not fail] to keep any of the LORD’s commands.” However the Hebrew word used here is soor, which means to ...
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How could Jesus be descended from the royal line of David if he was born of the Virgin Birth?

There are some excellent answers to this question, and my post is simply to keep things simple in an attempt to show, from the Bible, the legitimacy of the claim that Jesus is a descendant from David ...
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How could Jesus be descended from the royal line of David if he was born of the Virgin Birth?

It is a virtual mathematical certainty that Jesus was a biological descendent of David. Let's consider the genealogist's dilemma. The Math Go back one generation--your parents--you have 2^1 (2 to the ...
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How could Jesus be descended from the royal line of David if he was born of the Virgin Birth?

How could Jesus be descended from the royal line of David if he was born of the Virgin Birth? The answer to this question if in the form of legality that Joseph was indeed of the house of David. The ...
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How could Jesus be descended from the royal line of David if he was born of the Virgin Birth?

Tribal lineage passes only through the father,(Numbers 1:18, Ezra 2:59) while being Jewish passes through the mother. So one cannot claim to be of a certain tribe if there is no earthly father. As ...
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How could Jesus be descended from the royal line of David if he was born of the Virgin Birth?

The lineage of Jesus through Mary is given in Luke 3:23 through 38 while the lineage of Jesus through Joseph is given in Matthew 1:1 through 16. A comparison of the two shows that the Joseph in ...
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Why was taking census a bad thing?

The problem with the census Joab took under David's authority was that Joab began to number (count) those under twenty years of age, something forbidden by the Torah! 1 Chronicles 27:23-24 Chronicles ...
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Is it odd that there is only one sentence about the death of David?

2 Samuel 23 begins with David's last words : The Spirit of the LORD spake by me, and his word was in my tongue.3The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be ...
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Why was King David spared of the death-for-death rule of Exodus 21?

Ex 21:12-14 is "case law", about how to administer justice when someone assaults and kills a person deliberately as contrasted with accidentally. It is implicit that the killer did it with ...
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How could David enter the congregation of the Lord when he was descended from Ruth the Moabitess?

The Orthodox Jewish reconciliation of this matter is that the restriction on Moabites becoming Israelites did not apply to female Moabites because it was only men who had originally refused to give ...
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How could David enter the congregation of the Lord when he was descended from Ruth the Moabitess?

Regarding Jewishness being passed through the maternal line, the Wikipedia article https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Matrilineality_in_Judaism suggests that that tradition originated after the giving of ...
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Why was neither David nor Solomon stoned to death?

It's interesting that in the case of David, he was actually stoned for being a murderer - it just happened a fair bit after the event and wasn't a successful execution because only one guy got in on ...
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Why did God tell David he could not build the temple

God told David he was not to build him his temple because he had waged wars, and had killed many men. God revealed to David that his son Solomon, a man of peace, should build the temple instead. 1 ...
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Why did Saul's sins lead to his rejection as King of Israel, but David's sins did not cost him his crown?

The key difference between Saul and David is loyalty (trust, faith, belief, understanding, obedience, humbleness). Saul had attacked the Philistines. Samuel told him to wait 7 days and he would ...
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When was David born?

According to the New International Version Study Bible, David began to reign in 1010 B.C. and died in 970 B.C. After King Saul died, David ruled over Judah from 1010/1011 and then conquered Jerusalem ...
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According to the Catholic Church, why does God hurt others to punish David in 2 Samuel:24?

Why does God hurt innocent people to punish King David? The people were not innocent. According to the Law, Exodus 30:12 (KJV) 12 When thou takest the sum of the children of Israel after their number,...
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Why doesn't dispensationalism identify a dispensation focused on David?

Dispensation can be understood as "a distinctive arrangement or period in history that forms the framework through which God relates to mankind". Under both the Judges and the monarchy period (...
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What do these verses mean? (From Psalm 132)

These are excerpts from Psalm 132 (in the Catholic numbering), praising the fact that God chose to make His home in Jerusalem. Alternating the verse text with the psalm (in the New American Bible, ...
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