at1with0 wrote:Since Jesus was not Joseph's son, Joseph's whole line is irrelevant. What is relevant is the lineage of Mary.
Though it has been some time since I have read it...as I recall ..the line of Joseph was from Solomon...and Mary was from David. However, I may have these two backwards.
What is relevant is the lineage from Luke chapter 3. If you look somewhere about line 31/32 of Chapter 3 of Luke..you see Nathan, David, and David's father Jesse...then back all the way to Adam.
What is relevant about Mary is that she had known no man.
As I recall the records of all Hebrew males were kept in the temple...
All the Pharisees and Hebrews Leadership had to do to discredit Jesus the Christ for Remission of Sins...was to go to the temple, pull the records, and show that He did not have the pedigree..going back ..according to the Hebrew Prophesy. Then no one would have believed Him. The problem was that the records showed He was who He was. The records were correct. This is one reason they..the Hebrew Leadership had to kill Him.
For He would have shown the Hebrew Leadership to be the scam artists that they were.
You are correct...Joseph's line is not relevant.