The Genealogy of Jesus
Why do Jews reject Jesus as their
Messiah (Moshiach)? One reason is because of his geneology. Isaiah 11,
Jeremiah 30, Jeremiah 23, Jeremiah 33 and Ezekeil 37 are some of the prophets ho tell that the Moshiach will be a descendent of King David. Christians have
accepted that the genealogies of Luke 3 and Matthew 1 are correct - however,
they have some glaring errors.
The first error is that the two are
completely different. Christians explain that Matthew's genealogy for
Jesus goes through Joseph and Luke's genealogy for Jesus goes through
Matthew's genealogy for Jesus
according to Christian theology, Mary was a virgin and G-d gave her Jesus.
So, why does it even matter what Joseph's genealogy is? If you were
adopted, whose genealogy would you go by - your real parents or your adopted
parents? It's the former. Whether or not one is adopted, they get
the genealogy of the real parents - the birth parents. Now, if you choose
to believe the false premise that Mary was a virgin and Joseph wasn't the father
(by the way, the virgin birth story was common in pagan religions - Christians
adopted it to make it more palatable for pagans so that they could become
Christians), then you would have to go by G-d's genealogy, but he doesn't have
one, right? Furthermore, in Jeremiah 22:28-30, G-d swears that Jeconiah
will never have anyone that will sit on the throne of David. OOOPS!
Jeconiah is in Joseph's genealogy. That's a bit of a mistake, wouldn't you
say? Notice Jeconiah's offspring too - Shealtiel and Zerubbabel.
Luke's genealogy for Jesus
maintain that the genealogy shown in Luke is for that of Mary.
Firstly, if it's Mary's genealogy, why doesn't it show her in it? It shows
Joseph in it, but there is nothing about Mary. Secondly, as far as I know
there is not one instance in the Tanach where a person's genealogy is given
through their mother. Thirdly, 1 Chronicles 17: 11-14 talks about Solomon
and that the "king" will be his descendent - "Mary's"
genealogy doesn't go through Solomon, it goes through Nathan. Fourthly,
Shealtiel and Zerubbabel are common in this genealogy, and we know that the
Moshiach can't be their descendent.
I know this isn't stuff you want to hear, but
it's the truth, based on Christian theology. Being a descendent of David
is central to being Moshiach. So therefore, how can it be at all possible
for Jesus to have been Moshiach?