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King David was not an Israelite or what we later call a Jew!
If we are to carry on with the fable of King David, who was descended from Ruth (his grandmother), this then makes David of Moabite descent. The Moabites were the traditional enemies of the Israelites. (So, King David, the slayer of Goliath, was not an Israelite.) Did the Israelite God not know that David was not kosher before making a covenant.
You shall keep all my statutes and all my ordinances, and observe them, so that the land to which I bring you to settle in may not vomit you out… You shall therefore make a distinction between the clean animal and the unclean, and between the unclean bird and the clean; you shall not bring abomination on yourselves by animal or by bird or by anything with which the ground teems, which I have set apart for you to hold unclean. You shall be holy to me; for I the Lord am holy, and I have separated you from the other peoples to be mine. (Leviticus 20:22, 25-26)
From the OT, we know that God made a covenant that would last a thousand years. Yet, fifty years later, the kingdom of Israel was gone. Fractured into two separate kingdoms, the new Israel in the north, led by a none-Davidic king Jeroboam from 931 BCE, and the kingdom of Judah in the south, led by a Davidic king Rehoboam from 931 BCE. Hostilities between the north and south never ceased. Some 210 years later, the northern Kingdom of Israel aka Samaria was conquered, never to regain its former glory. In 840 BCE, the complete Davidic bloodline was slaughter, only a baby survived. Queen Athaliah (reigned 840-36 BCE) murdered all the royal heirs of David except the infant Joash aka Jehoash. See 2 Kings 11:1-3 From this baby (Joash) the covenant of God and David hung by a thread. However, the bloodline was nearing its end as the Judah dynasty was in its death-throes, unable to hold back the forces of Nebuchadnezzar—then Judah, like Israel before it, was gone too. Conquered in 599 BCE, and by 586 BCE, the last of the Davidic bloodline monarchy was blinded after seeing all his male heir slaughtered before his eye. Taken in chains, and imprisoned in Babylon until the last breath of his Davidic breath was no more. Thus ended the reign and life of Zedekiah, the last king of Judah (597–586).
If we are to continue with the Jewish tradition, the end of the world is nigh! As the Jewish calendar states that the end of the world ends in the Jewish year 6,000, just 218 years from now. Not enough time for Jesus to come back and reign for a thousand years. However, the Christian saviour will have to return pretty sharply, as a Jewish blog site predicts that the Messiah (not Jesus) is going to return in 56 years from 2020 = the year 2076.
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). The monarchy was over, the covenant was over, the one thousand year reign/rule had not even started was over. The Moab bloodline of David lasted 50 years, before the rot set in! The Israelite Chronicles state that David reign ended in 972 BCE, the end of the Davidic bloodline ended in 586 BCE, the dynasty lasted 366 years total. In the Hebrew dictionary, the number 366 means terrible/dreadful http://lexiconcordance.com/hebrew/0366.html.
It must be remembered that after the return of the exiles from Babylon c. 538 BCE, the monarchy was abolished, as were the tribal system. The term “Yehudi” or “Jew” came eventually to refer to all the Israelites, regardless of their tribal ancestry; with probably 99% having no idea of which tribe they belonged to. Yet, early Christianity has two top biblical figures claiming that they were from a certain tribe, will one claiming descent from the Moab king David, the other that he was descended from the tribe of Benjamin? In both cases, there are discrepancies. Made up lies to mislead converts to Christianity.
How can a peasant carpenter living with in the Gentile/Samaritan province of Galilee, claim descent from king David, who died some thousand years before? When today with all the technology less than 1% of people at best could do is trace their family tree back no more than five or six generations. Any documentation of the Dynasty of David would have been kept in the Temple, along with all the treasures of the land. However, we know that the Temple was sacked, plundered and destroyed, along with Jerusalem in 586 BCE. What document and treasures were taken to Babylon. So, how can a peasant carpenter claim after the monarchy had been extinct for more than five centuries. Yet, Christian (not Jewish) sources are adamant that Joseph the Carpenter ancestry was from the kingdom of Judah, and the House of David, with its seat in the City of David in Bethlehem. Well, according to the OT, there was no City within the bounds of Judah that was called Bethlehem. Some Christian scribes had not done their homework before putting pen to paper to make false assertions. This is going the same way as Nazareth, the city that Theology built. For the Christian that are wetting their lips and uttering profanities in my name, you all should have done your homework in Bible study.
When the Israelites supposedly entered the land of Canaan, each tribe was given its territory along with certain cities. The boundaries for the territory of Judah are described in Joshua 15:1-12, and the cities that belong to Judah are listed in verses 13:63. This appears to be an exhaustive list, as 123 cities are named in these verses. However, Ephratah, which was the original name for Bethlehem, or Bethlehem Ephratah, or the name Bethlehem were absent from the list of cities in Judah. As I stated in my last discussion that Bethlehem in Judah was uninhabited, during the first century CE, whilst Bethlehem in Galilee was very much inhabited. What do you say?
Mae fy llygaid wedi blino, yr wyf wedi blino Cofion
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