Jesus, Son of David?

The BBC has a really interesting piece which folk may find as intriguing as I have.  Here’s part of it:

Listeners to the More or Less programme on Radio 4 have been challenging me to answer any fiendish question they can throw at me.  A question about Jesus’s genealogy was rather interesting and the answer has astounding ramifications.  The Bible says Jesus was a descendant of King David. But with 1,000 years between them, and since King David’s son Solomon was said to have had about 1,000 wives and mistresses, couldn’t many of Jesus’s peers in Holy Land have claimed the same royal ancestor?   Theory tells us that not only would all of Jesus’s contemporaries be descended from King David, but that this would probably be the case even if Solomon had been into monogamy.

Things that make you go, hmmmm…  With thanks to Jona Lendering for mentioning it on FB.

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I am a Pastor, and Lecturer in Church History and Biblical Studies at Ming Hua Theological College.
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3 Responses to Jesus, Son of David?

  1. Now that is interesting. No scholar can say that the genealogies are *complete* fabrications, by this logic.

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