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The Curse of Jeconiah, also known as Jehoiachin or Coniah

Yeshua the Messiah's Right to David's Throne

Messiah, the Seed of David, must be virgin-born, and yet have a legal right to the throne of David despite the fact that one of Solomon's descendants was a certain evil man named Jeconiah, of whom it was written that none of his descendants would ever rule in Judah ( see below Jeremiah 22: 28-30 ), and despite the fact that in Israel the right to the throne was transmitted only through the male line. Here Messiah was born of a virgin!

It is perfectly clear in the verses below that the Messiah will inherit the throne of David

Isaiah 9 [6] For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
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7] Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

Jeremiah 33 [14] Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will perform that good thing which I have promised unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah.
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15] In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.
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16] In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The LORD our righteousness.
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17] For thus saith the LORD; David shall never want ( lack ) a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel;
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18] Neither shall the priests the Levites want ( lack ) a man before me to offer burnt offerings, and to kindle meat offerings, and to do sacrifice continually.

Psalm 132 [ 11] The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne.

I Chronicles 17 [11] And it shall come to pass, when thy days be expired that thou must go to be with thy fathers, that I will raise up thy seed after thee, which shall be of thy sons; and I will establish his kingdom.
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12] He shall build me an house, and I will stablish his throne for ever.
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13] I will be his father, and he shall be my son: and I will not take my mercy away from him, as I took it from him that was before thee:
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14] But I will settle him in mine house and in my kingdom for ever: and his throne shall be established for evermore.
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We see that Messiah had to be born of a virgin. So how can He get His legal right to the throne of David since Jeconiah was cursed?

The prophet Isaiah said, "The zeal of the Lord of Hosts will perform this". ( Isaiah 9:7 above )

Not only was the apparently impossible solved and resolved in Yeshua the Messiah, but God has given us the complete record of how He did it in the genealogies of the gospels.

In Matthew's genealogy, the genealogy of Messiah through Yoseph is given. This genealogy shows Messiah to be "the Son of David" - so giving Him right to "David's throne" and also "the Son of Abraham" - so giving Him right to the Land of Promise, the territorial possessions given to Abraham and his seed.

In Matthew's genealogy, Yoseph is seen to be in the REGAL line of descent from King David, down through Solomon. But Yoseph was also a descendant of David through Jeconiah (also called Coniah)-hence, succession to the throne for Yoseph personally is barred.

Matthew's genealogical record is careful to show that Jesus was NOT, through Yoseph, the "fruit of David's body," i.e. - a direct descendant of David through Yoseph.

Luke 3 Genealogy through Mary

[23] And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being ( as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son ( in law ) of Heli,

( Mary's father ) ( because in Matt. 1:16 Jacob begat Joseph )

In this record, Messiah is shown to be the LITERAL "fruit of David's body" through His mother Miriam. This is important because while Miriam was in a ROYAL line from David, she was not in the REGAL lineage, for she was a descendant of King David through Nathan, whereas the throne rights were to come through Solomon's line.

I Chronicles 28 [ 5] And of all my sons, (for the LORD hath given me many sons,) he hath chosen Solomon my son to sit upon the throne of the kingdom of the LORD over Israel.[6 ] And he said unto me, Solomon thy son, he shall build my house and my courts: for I have chosen him to be my son, and I will be his father.
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7] Moreover I will establish his kingdom for ever, if he be constant to do my commandments and my judgments, as at this day.

Yoseph's marriage to Miriam before Yeshua was born was an absolute necessity.

Now the birth of Yeshua Messiah was on this wise: When as His mother Miriam was espoused to Yoseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy SpiritÂ…behold the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Yoseph, thou SON OF DAVID, fear not to take unto thee Miriam THY WIFE: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. ( Matthew 1: 18-20)

We see through Miriam, Yeshua the Messiah obtained His literal descent from King David; and from Miriam's marriage to Yoseph, who was also a “son of David, Messiah Yeshua obtained His legal right to David's throne, for Miriam was Yoseph's wife before Yeshua was born. Yoseph was not Yeshua's father, God was His father. Yoseph was Messiah's foster or stepfather, and withal, the prophecy concerning Jeconiah was fulfilled too, for Yeshua the Messiah is NOT the "seed", a direct descendant of Jeconiah as stated in Jer. 22:30 below.

Jer.22[ 30] Thus saith the LORD, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah.

Yoseph and Miriam had to be the parents ( foster or stepfather and mother ) of Yeshua the Messiah: they were the only two people of that generation who could be, and fulfill prophecy about the Messiah. And Yoseph had to be married to Miriam before Yeshua was born so He could get His legal right to David's throne through Yoseph. At the same time, Messiah could not be a child of Yoseph because of the bar against a descendant of Jeconiah. Though Yoseph had to be married to Miriam, yet Yoseph could not know Miriam as his wife until after Yeshua was born, for He had to be born of a virgin.

The Curse of Jeconiah, also known as Jehoiachin or Coniah

Yeshua the Messiah's Right to David's Throne

1Chr.3

[1] Now these were the sons of David, which were born unto him in Hebron; the firstborn Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess; the second Daniel, of Abigail the Carmelitess:
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2] The third, Absalom the son of Maachah the daughter of Talmai king of Geshur: the fourth, Adonijah the son of Haggith:
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3] The fifth, Shephatiah of Abital: the sixth, Ithream by Eglah his wife.
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4] These six were born unto him in Hebron; and there he reigned seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years.
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5] And these were born unto him in Jerusalem; Shimea, and Shobab, and Nathan, and Solomon, four, of Bath-shua the daughter of Ammiel:
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6] Ibhar also, and Elishama, and Eliphelet,
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7] And Nogah, and Nepheg, and Japhia,
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8] And Elishama, and Eliada, and Eliphelet, nine.
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9] These were all the sons of David, beside the sons of the concubines, and Tamar their sister.
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10] And Solomon's son was Rehoboam, Abia his son, Asa his son, Jehoshaphat his son,
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11] Joram his son, Ahaziah his son, Joash his son,
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12] Amaziah his son, Azariah his son, Jotham his son,
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13] Ahaz his son, Hezekiah his son, Manasseh his son,
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14] Amon his son, Josiah his son.
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15] And the sons of Josiah were, the firstborn Johanan, the second Jehoiakim, the third Zedekiah, the fourth Shallum.
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16] And the sons of Jehoiakim: Jeconiah his son, Zedekiah his son.
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17] And the sons of Jeconiah ; Assir, Salathiel his son,
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18] Malchiram also, and Pedaiah, and Shenazar, Jecamiah, Hoshama, and Nedabiah.
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19] And the sons of Pedaiah were, Zerubbabel , and Shimei: and the sons of Zerubbabel; Meshullam, and Hananiah, and Shelomith their sister:
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20] And Hashubah, and Ohel, and Berechiah, and Hasadiah, Jushab-hesed, five.
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21] And the sons of Hananiah; Pelatiah, and Jesaiah: the sons of Rephaiah, the sons of Arnan, the sons of Obadiah, the sons of Shechaniah.
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22] And the sons of Shechaniah; Shemaiah; and the sons of Shemaiah; Hattush, and Igeal, and Bariah, and Neariah, and Shaphat, six.
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23] And the sons of Neariah; Elioenai, and Hezekiah, and Azrikam, three.
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24] And the sons of Elioenai were, Hodaiah, and Eliashib, and Pelaiah, and Akkub, and Johanan, and Dalaiah, and Anani, seven.

Jer.22[ 24] As I live, saith the LORD, though Coniah the son of Jehoiakim king of Judah were the signet upon my right hand, yet would I pluck thee thence;
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25] And I will give thee into the hand of them that seek thy life, and into the hand of them whose face thou fearest, even into the hand of Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon, and into the hand of the Chaldeans.
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26] And I will cast thee out, and thy mother that bare thee, into another country, where ye were not born; and there shall ye die.
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27] But to the land whereunto they desire to return, thither shall they not return.
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28] Is this man Coniah a despised broken idol? is he a vessel wherein is no pleasure? wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into a land which they know not?
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29] O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.

[30] Thus saith the LORD, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah.

 

Jeconiah, also known as Jehoiachin or Coniah

2Kgs.24[ 6] So Jehoiakim slept with his fathers: and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead.

[8] Jehoiachin was eighteen years old when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem three months. And his mother's name was Nehushta, the daughter of Elnathan of Jerusalem.

[12] And Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his officers: and the king of Babylon took him in the eighth year of his reign.

[15] And he carried away Jehoiachin to Babylon, and the king's mother, and the king's wives, and his officers, and the mighty of the land, those carried he into captivity from Jerusalem to Babylon.

2Kgs.25[ 27] And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evil-merodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison;

2Chr.36[ 8] Now the rest of the acts of Jehoiakim, and his abominations which he did, and that which was found in him, behold, they are written in the book of the kings of Israel and Judah: and Jehoiachin his son reigned in his stead.

[9] Jehoiachin was eight years old when he began to reign, and he reigned three months and ten days in Jerusalem: and he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD.

Jer.52[ 31] And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, in the five and twentieth day of the month, that Evil-merodach king of Babylon in the first year of his reign lifted up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah, and brought him forth out of prison,

Ezek.1[ 2] In the fifth day of the month, which was the fifth year of king Jehoiachin 's captivity,

 

Zerubbabel, governor of Judah, in genealogy of Messiah Yeshua - no curse ( Hag. 2:23 )

Ezra.2[ 2] Which came with Zerubbabel : Jeshua, Nehemiah, Seraiah, Reelaiah, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispar, Bigvai, Rehum, Baanah. The number of the men of the people of Israel:

Ezra.3[ 2] Then stood up Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and his brethren the priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel , and his brethren, and builded the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings thereon, as it is written in the law of Moses the man of God.

[8] Now in the second year of their coming unto the house of God at Jerusalem, in the second month, began Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and the remnant of their brethren the priests and the Levites, and all they that were come out of the captivity unto Jerusalem; and appointed the Levites, from twenty years old and upward, to set forward the work of the house of the LORD.

Ezra.4[ 2] Then they came to Zerubbabel , and to the chief of the fathers, and said unto them, Let us build with you: for we seek your God, as ye do; and we do sacrifice unto him since the days of Esar-haddon king of Assur, which brought us up hither. [3] But Zerubbabel , and Jeshua, and the rest of the chief of the fathers of Israel, said unto them, Ye have nothing to do with us to build an house unto our God; but we ourselves together will build unto the LORD God of Israel, as king Cyrus the king of Persia hath commanded us.

Ezra.5[ 2] Then rose up Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel , and Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and began to build the house of God which is at Jerusalem: and with them were the prophets of God helping them.

Neh.7[ 7] Who came with Zerubbabel , Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah, Raamiah, Nahamani, Mordecai, Bilshan, Mispereth, Bigvai, Nehum, Baanah. The number, I say, of the men of the people of Israel was this;

Neh.12[ 1] Now these are the priests and the Levites that went up with Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua: Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra,

[47] And all Israel in the days of Zerubbabel, and in the days of Nehemiah, gave the portions of the singers and the porters, every day his portion: and they sanctified holy things unto the Levites; and the Levites sanctified them unto the children of Aaron.

Hag.1[ 1] In the second year of Darius the king, in the sixth month, in the first day of the month, came the word of the LORD by Haggai the prophet unto Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, saying,

[12] Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, with all the remnant of the people, obeyed the voice of the LORD their God, and the words of Haggai the prophet, as the LORD their God had sent him, and the people did fear before the LORD.

[14] And the LORD stirred up the spirit of Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and the spirit of Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and the spirit of all the remnant of the people; and they came and did work in the house of the LORD of hosts, their God,

Hag.2[ 2] Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Josedech, the high priest, and to the residue of the people, saying,

[4] Yet now be strong, O Zerubbabel, saith the LORD; and be strong, O Joshua, son of Josedech, the high priest; and be strong, all ye people of the land, saith the LORD, and work: for I am with you, saith the LORD of hosts:

[21] Speak to Zerubbabel , governor of Judah, saying, I will shake the heavens and the earth;

[23] In that day, saith the LORD of hosts, will I take thee, O Zerubbabel , my servant, the son of Shealtiel, saith the LORD, and will make thee as a signet: for I have chosen thee, saith the LORD of hosts.

Zech.4[ 6] Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.

[7] Who art thou, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel thou shalt become a plain: and he shall bring forth the headstone thereof with shoutings, crying, Grace, grace unto it.

[9] The hands of Zerubbabel have laid the foundation of this house; his hands shall also finish it; and thou shalt know that the LORD of hosts hath sent me unto you. [10] For who hath despised the day of small things? for they shall rejoice, and shall see the plummet in the hand of Zerubbabel with those seven; they are the eyes of the LORD, which run to and fro through the whole earth.

 

the Virgin Birth circumvents The Curse of Jeconiah,

Matt.1 Genealogy through Joseph

[1] The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.
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2] Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;
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3] And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;
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4] And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;
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5] And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;
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6] And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;
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7] And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa;
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8] And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;
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9] And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias;
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10] And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias;
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11] And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:
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12] And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;
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13] And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;
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14] And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;
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15] And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;

[16] And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ / Messiah.

[17] So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.
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18] Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
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19] Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.
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20] But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

[21] And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name YESHUA / JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.

[22] Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,
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23] Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

Isa.7[ 14] Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

[24] Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:
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25] And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name YESHUA / JESUS.

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Luke 3 Genealogy through Mary

[23] And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being ( as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son ( in law ) of

Heli, ( Mary's father ) ( because in Matt. 1:16 Jacob begat Joseph )

[24] Which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi, which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Janna, which was the son of Joseph,
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25] Which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Amos, which was the son of Naum, which was the son of Esli, which was the son of Nagge,
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26] Which was the son of Maath, which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Semei, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Juda,
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27] Which was the son of Joanna, which was the son of Rhesa, which was the son of Zorobabel, which was the son of Salathiel, which was the son of Neri,
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28] Which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Addi, which was the son of Cosam, which was the son of Elmodam, which was the son of Er,
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29] Which was the son of Jose, which was the son of Eliezer, which was the son of Jorim, which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi,
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30] Which was the son of Simeon, which was the son of Juda, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Jonan, which was the son of Eliakim,
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31] Which was the son of Melea, which was the son of Menan, which was the son of Mattatha, which was the son of Nathan, which was the son of David,
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32] Which was the son of Jesse, which was the son of Obed, which was the son of Booz, which was the son of Salmon, which was the son of Naasson,
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33] Which was the son of Aminadab, which was the son of Aram, which was the son of Esrom, which was the son of Phares, which was the son of Juda,
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34] Which was the son of Jacob, which was the son of Isaac, which was the son of Abraham, which was the son of Thara, which was the son of Nachor,
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35] Which was the son of Saruch, which was the son of Ragau, which was the son of Phalec, which was the son of Heber, which was the son of Sala,
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36] Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Sem, which was the son of Noe, which was the son of Lamech,
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37] Which was the son of Mathusala, which was the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan,
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38] Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.

Conclusion:

Yeshua was born of a virgin and God was His Father.

Through Miriam / Mary, Yeshua / Jesus the Messiah / Christ obtained His literal descent from King David; and from Miriam's marriage to Yoseph / Joseph, who was also a "son of David", He, Messiah Yeshua obtained His legal right to David's throne, for Miriam was Yoseph's wife before Yeshua was born, so making Yoseph Yeshua's legal father, His "foster father", and withal, the prophecy concerning Jeconiah was fulfilled too, for Yeshua the Messiah is NOT the "seed", a direct descendant of Jeconiah. ( Jer. 22:30 ) The virgin birth was the "SIGN" no one could imitate or fake !

Isa.7[ 14] Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a "sign"; Behold, a "virgin" shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. ( God with us ).

Shalom all

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