Did the Davidic bloodline End with Zedekiah, the last king of Judah, in 586 BCE?

Jero Jones


Did the Davidic bloodline End with Zedekiah, the last king of Judah, in 586 BCE?

The kingship of the bloodline of David disappeared after king Zedekiah was put in chains and ended his life in Babylonian captivity.  Jeconiah, the penultimate king of Judah, was also exiled and died in exile of natural causes.  Lived to raise an heir.  The Old Testament say of The Davidic line from Jeconiah had been cursed by Jeremiah, saying that no offspring of “Coniah” would sit on the throne (Jeremiah 22:30).  Well, Jeconiah aka Coniah, and his grandson Zerubbabel were of the main Davidic line through Solomon and Jeconiah.  The prophets Zechariah and Haggai both give unclear statements regarding Zerubbabel’s authority in their oracles, in which Zerubbabel was either the subject of a false prophecy or the receiver of a divine promotion to kingship. He could also be viewed as a governor of a state within another nation, and thus technically “not on the throne” of a nation. Either way, he was given the task of rebuilding the Temple in the second year of the reign of Darius I (520 BCE), along with the high priest Joshua, son of Jehozadak.

Muslim historian Ya’qubi attributed the recovery of the Torah and the Books of the Prophets to him (Zerubbabel) instead of Ezra.  The Seder Olam Zutta lists him as the Exilarch in Babylon to succeed Shealtiel. The texts [which?] are conflicting of whether Zerubbabel was the son of Shealtiel or his nephew. His son Meshullam succeeded him as Exilarch, and was followed by another son, Hananiah. His other sons were Hashubah, Ohel, Berechiah, Hasadiah and Jushab-hesed (1 Chronicles 3:20). He also had a daughter called Shelomith (1 Chronicles 3:19). https://thtsearch.com/content/Zerubbabel/ 

However, scholars are concerned about the name Zerubbabel, as most scholar say it is a Babylonian name.  If you are the pretender to the throne of Judah, you certainly do not choose a name of your heir from the names of your enemy’s nation.  This also goes for the name  Sheshbazzar, who was appointed governor of Judah by the Persian King Cyrus in the year 538 BCE, he was called the Prince of Judah. Ezra 1:8 Well, his name is reminiscent to Nebuchadnezzar!

The above is all hearsay, as there was no monarchy, after the return of the exiles, all of which were born in Babylonian captivity.  Anyway, there was no kingdom of Judah, or Israel until 1948.  The returning exile returned to a province of Yehud Medinata, which was part of the Achaemenid Empire.

As part of the ancient world conquered by Alexander the Great of Greece (332 BCE), the Land remained a Jewish theocracy under Syrian-based Seleucid rulers. When the Jews were prohibited from practising Judaism and their Temple desecrated as part of an effort to impose Greek-oriented culture and customs on the entire population, the Jews rose in revolt (166 BCE). First led by Mattathias of the priestly Hasmonean family and then by his son Judah the Maccabees, the Jews subsequently entered Jerusalem and purified the Temple (164 BCE), events commemorated each year by the festival of Hanukkah

The Hasmoneans 

Following further Hasmonean victories (147 BCE), the Seleucid’s restored autonomy to Judea, as the Land of Israel was now called, and, with the collapse of the Seleucid kingdom (129 BCE), Jewish independence once more was again achieved. Under the Hasmonean dynasty, which lasted about 80 years, the kingdom regained boundaries not far short of Solomon’s realm, attaining political consolidation under Jewish rule, and Jewish life flourished.  Sources: Mitchell G. Bard through the link 

https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/history-and-overview-of-the-maccabees   The fall of the Hasmonean dynasty came at the hands of the Roman General, Pompey, who took Israel for Rome in 6 BCE.  There is no official genealogy from Zedekiah or Jeconiah or his so-called descendents down to a peasant carpenter with ancestry from Bethlehem?

Conservative Christians will try to counter with the Genealogies of Jesus! 

Although conservative Christians will attest, the two genealogies, Matthew and Luke, as authoritative, one would have to have brain damage to believe such nonsense.  If they believe that the Holy Ghost raped Mary (she did not consent to the impregnation Luke 1:34), mean that Jesus had no blood ties to Joseph.  So, he cannot be a messiahship contender.  Furthermore, the opening verses of the Gospel of Matthew trace the ancestry of Jesus back to the patriarch Abraham. Not surprisingly, Jesus’ genealogy is an illustrious one, including Jacob, Judah, David, Solomon, and Hezekiah. Somewhat unusually, however, the list includes four women from the Hebrew Bible.  In Matthew’s Jewish world, genealogies typically mentioned only men.  Even more surprisingly, the four women—Tamar, Rahab, Ruth and “the wife of Uriah” (that is, Bathsheba)—have somewhat spotty reputations. What prompted Matthew to include a prostitute (Rahab); a woman who pretended to be a prostitute (Tamar), a sexually forward widow (Ruth), and a woman taken in adultery (Bathsheba) in his “account of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham?”  If you think Luke’s version is any better, you had better think again, as it ends with Adam!  Luke 3:23 states Jesus is the son of Joseph, who is the son of Heli.  However, in Matthew’s version, has Jacob as the father of Joseph. The list of anomalies is long, so what I have said should suffice to say that the genealogies of Jesus are corrupt, and only intended to fake Jesus’ messiahship!

It is all outside the plane of reality, like Luke’s census where one scholar wrote: Luke has simply been looking for some means of bringing Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem, in order to have Jesus born there.  As I have already said, all was done to fake Jesus’ messiahship. 

Going back to the early Hasmonean kings, who were chief priests who became priest-King as there was no Davidic bloodline. What do you say?


R&I – FS


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