Why Jesus is not from David



Is Jesus a descendant of David? No he is not.

There are and have always been experts who acknowledge a There are numerous references in history that the bloodline of Christ traces from the Bourbons, but claims that this bloodline descends from King David and Solomon are false.

Jesus himself denies his descendancy from David in almost every gospel.  One example is Luke 44 when he explains to the people that the scriptures identify the Messiah as Lord of David and not Son of David.  After pointing this out, he asks them:

44 If, therefore, David called him, ‘my Lord’, how can he be his son?”*

Immediately pointing to the scribes as the culprits he goes on to say:

45 And while all the people heard, he said to his disciples:

46 “Beware the Scribes who like to walk in robes and love greetings in the markets and first class seats in the synagogues and first class rooms at banquets.

47 They who consume widows houses for an offering* of prolonging their prayers; those shall receive an extreme judgment.”

Mark 12:35
While Jesus was teaching in the temple courts, he asked, “Why do the teachers of the law say that the Messiah is the son of David?

And Jesus began to say, as He taught in the temple, “How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David? 36“David himself said in the Holy Spirit, ‘THE LORD SAID TO MY LORD, “SIT AT MY RIGHT HAND, UNTIL I PUT YOUR ENEMIES BENEATH YOUR FEET.”‘…

Jesus is called the “Son of David” many times by the misinformed people, but he never once calls himself this.  In fact, if he had been, according to the misinformation, he would have been acknowledged as the Messiah by the Jews.  But the Jews were perfectly aware that he was not one of them.

Matthew 21:15
But when the chief priests and the teachers of the law saw the wonderful things he did and the children shouting in the temple courts, “Hosanna to the Son of David,” they were indignant.

Why were they indignant?  Because they knew it was a lie.  They had become entangled in their own web of deceit.

Luke 20 describes a series of questions given to Jesus by experts who were sent to entrap him.  The incident begins thus:

1And it happened on one of the days while he was teaching the people in The Temple and evangelizing, there stood about him Chief Priests* and Scribes with Elders.

After several trick questions where Jesus used the opportunity to point out the illegitimacy of the present High Priest, he finally asked the question:

The Douay-Rheims version:

Whose Son is the Christ?

(Matthew 22:41-46; Mark 12:35-37)

41But he said to them: How say they that Christ is the son of David?

42And David himself saith in the book of Psalms: The Lord said to my Lord, sit thou on my right hand,

43Till I make thy enemies thy footstool. 44 David then calleth him Lord: so how is he his son?

What is Jesus’ very next warning but, “Beware of the Scribes!” clearly telling us that the scriptures have been changed precisely on this subject.  In fact, the Koran identifies Mary as “Sister of Aaron”. She is a member of the appointed family of the High Priesthood of Zadok/Zachariah, called The Order of Melchizedek.  David is not even an Israelite himself. His is a descendant of Moabites, Edomites and worse.

The very first question that Jesus asks his entrappers deals with this exact subject.  They had already murdered his cousin John at that point. John, as son of the High Priest Zachariah, had been next in line for the legitimate High Priesthood.

 Josephus, our main historian of that time, was a member of the family of the Simon the usurper who had been part of the murder of both John and his father Zachariah.  So Josephus skirts around the issue a bit, but does explain that his relative, Simon had made a deal with Herod that would result in Simon usurping the High Priesthood with Herod’s backing.

So what we have are Pharisees at that time, with no legitimate authority themselves, questioning  Jesus, the rightful heir, as if Herod’s machinations had precedence over God’s orders.

2 And spoke to him, saying: Tell us, by what authority dost thou these things? or, Who is he that hath given thee this authority?

3 And Jesus answering, said to them: I will also ask you one thing. Answer me:

4 The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men?

5 But they thought within themselves, saying: If we shall say, From heaven: he will say: Why then did you not believe him? [He could have easily said, Why then did you kill him?]

6 But if we say, Of men, the whole people will stone us: for they are persuaded that John was a prophet. [No, the whole people knew that John the Baptist was the legitimate High Priest. The ancient ritual was to baptize only the High Priest.  When John was kept from his legitimate position in the temple, he brilliantly began a campaign of baptizing all people into the High Priesthood.  This is why, in another chapter he is angered when the Pharisees show up for their baptism. ]

7 And they answered, that they knew not whence it was.

8 And Jesus said to them: Neither do I tell thee by what authority I do these things.

Just as they would have been stoned for telling the truth, so would Jesus and his followers be stoned if he told the truth.  Jesus turned the tables on them brilliantly in this passage.  But he’s not finished with them yet, he goes straight into:

The Parable of the Wicked Tenants

(Matthew 21:33-46; Mark 12:1-12)

(Mark 12:38-40)

Which ends with the prophetic words:

15 What therefore will the lord of the vineyard do to them?

16 He will come, and will destroy these husbandmen, and will give the vineyard to others. Which they hearing, said to him: God forbid.  

In saying, “God forbid” they admit their own guilt as wicked tenants of the church, God’s vineyard.  Notice that they are tenants and not owners.  Also notice that they have been placed there by God’s command, not merely because of their deceit and machinations.

17 But he looking on them, said: What is this then that is written, The stone, which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner?  

This word ‘corner’ should be translated as the ‘keystone’ of an arch, this arch being the root word of Arcadia/Acadia.

18 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone, shall be bruised: and upon whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

This is a very important prophecy in which Jesus proclaims that anyone who attempts to hurt his descendants and his followers will be bruised and “ground to powder”.  How strange that these words are chosen.  There is a term called ‘Dustification’ to describe what happened to the World Trade Center Twin Towers.

The next few lines underline the evil intentions of the imposters toward the legitimated High Pries Jesus, and how they used flattery to entrap him in the issue of paying taxes to Caesar

Also (Matthew 22:15-22; Mark 12:13-17)

19 And the chief priests and the scribes sought to lay hands on him the same hour: but they feared the people, for they knew that he spoke this parable to them.

20 And being upon the watch, they sent spies, who should feign themselves just, that they might take hold of him in his words, that they might deliver him up to the authority and power of the governor.

21 And they asked him, saying: Master, we know that thou speakest and teachest rightly:

He doesn’t fall for that trap either, using a line that is still well known over 2000 years later:

25 And he said to them: Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s: and to God the things that are God’s.

26 And they could not reprehend his word before the people: and wondering at his answer, they held their peace.

After another silly question meant to disprove the resurrection and final judgement, the passage ends:

39 And some of the scribes answering, said to him: Master, thou hast said well.

40 And after that they durst not ask him any more questions.

It is here that he brings up the subject of scribes and bloodline together in the same breath:

41 He (Jesus) said to them, “How do the Scribes* say about The Messiah that he is the son of David?

42 And David said in the book of Psalms, ‘THE LORD JEHOVAH said to my Lord, “Seat yourself at my right hand, 43 Until I put your enemies under your feet.”

So Jesus is clearly pointing out that the Messiah is Lord of David and not Son of David.

After pointing this out to them, the very next next words out of his mouth are to warn them about the scribes.  Scribes are responsible for making sure that the literature is not changed.  He knows that they’ve inserted false genealogies into the records, he knows that he’s the Messiah and he knows that he’s not a descendant of David.  Here is the next line:

44 If, therefore, David called him, ‘my Lord’, how is he his son?”

45 And while all the people heard, he said to his disciples:

46 “Beware the Scribes who like to walk in robes and love greetings in the markets and first class seats in the synagogues and first class rooms at banquets.

47 They who consume widows houses for an offering of prolonging their prayers; those shall receive an extreme judgment.”


5 thoughts on “Why Jesus is not from David

  1. For the priests perspective, I can see Son of David, as it was understood The Blessing was passed to Ephriam, not Judah, and David is noted to be Ephrimite in scripture very clearly. Mary’s line can be traced back to David, so yes, he was related to David on his mother’s side. I think that was the main concern, that any Messiah had to be the descendent of that tribe to be real per the birthright blessing. This is also why things get interesting when the Greeks show up wanting to see Jesus, but that’s another tale.

    Jesus is kinda like time. He was there before anything and then was born later. It makes the brain hurt just thinking about that.


  2. Ref NAB footnote Mat 1,18-25: The evangelist shows that Jesus WAS INTRODUCED into the Davidic line through the divine choice of Joseph as his legal father. Throughout the public ministry of Jesus it was understandably the common opinion
    that Jesus was the natural father of Jesus; Mat 13,55;Jn 6,42.




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