There took place an interesting discussion on the above topic, initiated by me, on my favorite discussion forum, the hubpages. I have omitted some of the posts which were not directly related to the issue of the topic and which don’t add any meaning to the discussion at hand; the conversation is given hereunder for the viewers of this blog with courtesy of hubpages. I, however, respect and love all the posters on the hubpages.One may access the following link to see the whole of it.
OP by Paarsurrey
Jesus did not belong to the physical lineage of King David as written by errant Matthew and errant Luke.
1. Greek One
I thought the scribes were sinful, now you are saying they are errant?
2. A Troubled Man
Who actually wrote the Quran? Muhammad? Allah?
I don’t know where you got your information, but David was of the lineage of Levi.
Initially, David was king over the Tribe of Judah only and ruled from Hebron, but after seven years the other Israelite tribes chose him to be their king as well:
Then came all the tribes of Israel to David to Hebron, and spoke, saying: ‘Behold, we are your bone and your flesh. In times past, when Saul was king over us, it was you that did lead out and bring in Israel; and the Lord said to you: You shalt feed my people Israel, and you shall be prince over Israel.’ So all the elders of Israel came to the king to Hebron; and king David made a covenant with them in Hebron before the Lord; and they anointed David king over Israel… (2 Samuel 5:1-3).
Kind David was from the tribe of Judah, not a Levite. “Then the men of Judah came to Hebron and there they anointed David king over the house of Judah. When David was told that it was the men of Jabesh Gilead who had buried Saul,”
2 Samuel 2:4
You are right. David was son of Jesse who was of Judah, but this is according to the book of Matthew. I couldn’t find anything about Mary’s lineage at all except that she was a cousin to Elizabeth of the daughters of Aaron son of Kohath son of Levi. So that could indicate that she was a Levite and it would make sense because the Levites were chosen not to be numbered among the 12 tribes but to be the keepers of the tabernacle. Yet the angel who appeared to Mary in Luke said the Lord shall give unto Jesus the throne of his father, David. Perhaps, since Jacob had the biggest blessing of old, it was a metaphor for being given the throne of the greatest king and the people of the largest blessing.
6. Emile R
You could never prove that claim. Why make it?
Did Jesus write the NT Bible? He never wrote it. Did he?
8. Emile R
You claimed he wasn’t from the line of David. You also claimed the writers were errant. They never claimed he wrote the words. I don’t follow the point you are attempting to make.
Jesus had no father; he had only mother named Mary who was from the Levites not from King David.
So Matthew and Luke are errant to mention Jesus from the line of King David.
10. Emile R
I have no idea why I am even discussing this with you. No one can prove one way or the other. But;
Little is known of her personal history. Her genealogy is given in Luke 3. She was of the tribe of Judah and the lineage of David (Psalm 132:11; Luke 1:32). She was connected by marriage with Elisabeth, who was of the lineage of Aaron (Luke 1:36).
I got that off of the internet. I’m sure you can find something on the internet to refute it.
No one can prove, or disprove, anything at this point. So, you are arguing for argument’s sake. All of your arguments are somewhat flat. I doubt you’ve even read the text. Why not simply enjoy being a Muslim, let the Christians enjoy being Christian and call it a day?
Emile – There is no lineage for Mary in Luke 3 or Luke 1. Nothing in Psalm 132:11 either. It was supposed (at the time) that Joseph was Jesus’ father, and Luke states that Joseph is of David but that has nothing to do with Jesus.
12. Emile R
Like I said, I found it on the internet so you can quickly find something to refute it.
Yeah, I’m not necessarily refuting it, just trying to find it. I did go to a KJ version but it should be in there even if the wording is a little different but there was absolutely nothing referring to this. Pretty scary when the Internet is wrong. OMG
14. Emile R
You are kidding? I’m sure. Faulty information on the internet is what keeps half these conversations going. Anyway, it has always been a muddled up mess on that front. Two different accounts in two different books. Some say the account in Luke follows Mary’s line, but it doesn’t appear that way in a simple read.
I always heard it was impossible to know because the primary genealogical records were in the second temple which was destroyed so early on. 70 AD. I think the movement was too young at that point to have organized itself well enough to document everything it felt needed to be known. Even had they wanted accuracy, could a Christian have gained access to a Jewish temple to review official records?
The text does say (in Luke 1) that Elisabeth is of the priestly line. Mary is her cousin, so if that is a blood relationship Mary would be of the same line. Even though they immediately start with the premise that Mary was impregnated by the Holy Spirit, they also label Joseph the father at various places. So, I guess maybe they were trying to convince skeptical first century Jews that he was the promised messiah by Joseph’s lineage.
I doubt we’ll ever know.
The Jews were waiting for good royal days of David to come again in the time of Messiah; and thought that he would be from the lineage of David.
The Gospel writers attempted to convince Jews that Jesus was from the line of David; while Jesus was not.
A frustrated attempt
NT Bible is errant; written by errant scribes; neither authored by the Creator god nor by Jesus; nor dictated by Jesus; not even written by men authorised in writing by Jesus to write it on his behalf.
As one could see; it is not work of an inspiration either.
paarsurrey – I never heard anything about Jesus writing the NT. He is quoted there.
If you follow the lineage of the tribe of Levi, you will find David. David, Mary, and Jesus were all Levites.
I was wrong about the above line of Levi.
David was from Judah.
Mary was from Levite; and Jesus from mother’s side was a Levite. A father Jesus never had.
A failed attempt of errant gospel writers to link Jesus with David in lineage.
Gospels are not work of inspiration either; angels cannot inspire such incorrect information.
I can’t dispute this, not according to what I’ve read anyway. Matthew links Jesus with David but only through Joseph. I can’t find any real lineage through Mary. Not that I’m a scholar but I can read. Sorry, guys, but paars has a good point in disputing this. I thought perhaps Matthew may have used the ‘throne of David’ as a metaphor for being the greatest king but he actually sites a lineage which is supposed to be from David. I’d like to see some written evidence to the contrary.
You are welcome to research.
NT Bible is errant; written by errant scribes; not by Jesus; and Holy Spirit does not inspire to errant and sinful persons; it is the evil spirit in them which inspired them.
paars – I’ve just gone to your hubs. I don’t like to disrespect anyone but after seeing your writing regarding Jesus not dying, I’m scratching my head.
The piece is completely taken out of context and lacks historical placement. I’m not agreeing or disagreeing with the actual resurrection and death, but according to the local customs of the time, the body of anyone would have had to be properly bound and entombed. They revered this man, a poor man who had no tomb, so the rich man Jos. nee Arimithea, offered his own tomb.
Perhaps it would be helpful to the world if you would convey the wonderful teachings of the peaceful and completely unflawed Quran instead of breaking down the Bible. Or is it possible that you do not know it well enough?
Muhammed was a sinner Paar.
Yes, paars, men are flawed. Any inspiration that may have come through the angels were allegedly the message from god.
25. Emile R
The gospels don’t claim to be inspired. They are simply an accounting of the words and actions of Jesus; the crucifixion and the resurrection. Eye witness accounts; not claims that an angel no one else could see had said it. Just simple recording of events.
Gospels did not record event of crucifixion and resurrection by the eye-witnesses; it is written they all deserted Jesus and fled away.
Hubpages is a good discussion site; one could comment there or here in this blog; comments are most welcome.