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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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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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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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What was the importance of including all of the families in books like Numbers?

The list of names in Numbers chapter 26 has a direct relationship with the list of names in chapter 1. The whole book of Numbers covers 39 years, which equals the time of their desert wanderings. At ...
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Reading the genealogy of Adam up to Noah as a sentence in Hebrew

Dr. Missler stated that these translations are contrived from the three letter roots. I don't know Hebrew, but he seems to present it as loose translation. The fact that it is there at all points to ...
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Matthew/Luke Generations missing between Rahab and David

My study bible (The NIV Study Bible by Zondervan) notes that it was a common ancient practice to "telescope" a genealogy -- i.e. to skip over generations when building the list. In the introduction ...
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Different genealogy in Matthew and Luke

The gospel of Jesus, written by Luke, has a specific reason for giving the genealogy that he does. Notice where Luke suddenly (almost unexpectedly) places that genealogy. He plonks it right inbetween ...
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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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Do we know who the descendants of Mary mother of Jesus were?

Answered by my elder Rick Calvert from Hope Christian Church: Cody, The only historical genealogical information of Mary’s family after the birth of Christ are the names of her four other sons. ...
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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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How much time passes between Adam and Jesus?

~4ky is probably correct, although various dates have been given, some (according to Wikipedia, which I wouldn't trust as an unbiased source) reaching as far back as ~20ky. Most reputable estimates &...
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How do those who hold Genesis is in a mythic genre but the Gospels historical genre reconcile Luke 3's genealogy which matches Genesis?

Of course, I can't answer for all such Christians, but I can answer for one (me!). I think it comes down to a different idea of what inerrancy means. The books of the Bible contain what God wants them ...
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Did Augustine suggest that the differences between Matthew and Luke's genealogies mean Joseph was adopted?

It can be found from St. Augustine's Harmony of the Gospels Book II, Chapter III. Quote from Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers 1.6: Saint Augustin: Sermon on the Mount, Harmony of the Gospels, Homilies ...
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When 1 Timothy cautions against "endless geneologies", is it talking about the Bible?

A reference to the Bible? When 1 Timothy cautions against "endless genealogies", is it talking about the Bible? I propose that the answer to this question is no. Let's establish this 2 ways: ...
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When 1 Timothy cautions against "endless geneologies", is it talking about the Bible?

When 1 Timothy cautions against "endless geneologies", is it talking about the Bible? 3 As I desired thee to remain at Ephesus when I went into Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some not ...
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The chronology of Genesis in relation to language

Genesis 10, called the Table of Nations, gives a long list of the various descendants of Noah and his sons. Christians debate whether we are to understand the various nations as actually being named ...
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Was there no word for son in law in Biblical Koine Greek?

In the Bible the Greek word ‘hyuos’ which translates into English as ‘son’ can also mean a legitimate son, a son artificially constituted, a descendant, a son as implying connection in respect of ...
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Do Reformed, Protestant, Trinitarians regard the consecutive names in Luke 3:23-38 as the number of generations from Christ back to Adam?

There appears to be a named list of 75 generations from Christ to Adam in Luke's account in all the translations I have here. As pointed out, there are differences between Matthew's genealogical list ...
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Different genealogy in Matthew and Luke

Different genealogy in St. Matthew and St. Luke? The reason for the differences between these two genealogies are multiple. St. Matthew's genealogy is that of St. Joseph St. Luke's, that of the ...
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Is the Canaanite woman from Tyre and Sidon a Gentile or not?

Is the Canaanite woman from Tyre and Sidon a Gentile or not? The short answer is yes. She is a Gentile. It is quite possible that she is a descendant of Canaan and thus Ham. She is not not of ...
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How much time passes between Adam and Jesus?

The elapsed time from Creation to Incarnation depends on the chosen options regarding 4 issues: The textual tradition: Masoretic Text (MT) or Septuagint (LXX). The age at which Terah begot Abraham: ...
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Can "The Virgin Mary" be called "daughter of Aaron"?

OP: could the Jews of the first century, have called Mary "the daughter of Aaron", even if she was only akin to Elisabeth by the tribe of Judah by her mother's side? Mary was of the tribe ...
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According to Jewish Law, is Jesus entitled to the throne of David?

Jesus of Nazareth inherits the right to the throne through Joseph, the husband of his mother and his adoptive father. No-one else claimed the child. The genealogy stated in Matthew's gospel follows ...
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Could Luke 3 be Joseph's genealogy?

It is the genealogy of Joseph. Note that it begins by stating that Jesus was, "as it was supposed", the son of Joseph. In other words, everybody believed that Jesus was the son of Joseph. ...
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