Talk:Genealogy of Jesus

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Jeconiah ben Josiah[edit]

Jeconiah, the father of Shealtiel, the father of Zerubbabel, the father of Abihud, the father of Eliakim, the father of Azor, the father of Zadok, the father of Achim, the father of Eliud, the father of Eliazar, the father of Matthan, The father of Jacob, The father of Joseph was an ancestor of Jesus. Joseph was a thirteenth generation decendant from Jeconiah while Jesus was a decendant of Jeconiah in the forteenth generation. This suggests that Jesus was related to Joseph as an eleventh cousin once removed. RCNesland (talk) 07:04, 11 March 2013 (UTC)

I'm befuddled. Are you implying that Joseph, the father (adoptive or not) of Jesus, was related to Jesus through Mary? In your long opening sentence, it isn't clear what the subject is, of "was an ancestor of Jesus". Are you referring to Jeconiah, and saying that Jesus was a fourteenth-generation descendent through Mary, while her husband was a thirteenth-generation descendent of Jeconiah, too? That seems reasonable. Of interest, too, would be whether Jesus was descended from Zadok not only through Mary, but also through Joseph, giving him a legitimate claim, not only to kingship through the (disputed) Davidic line, but also to the priesthood, as a patrilineal descendent.
(I must confess to confusion over "high priest", "chief priest", and various other priests, whether full-time, part-time, rotating, or simply serving, and the connections of all of these to their genealogies.)
I've heard it said that Jesus was prophet, king, priest, and Messiah, not only de facto (in fact), but also de jure (legitimately). Funfree (talk) 14:58, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

Nathan the third son?[edit]

I'm tempted to change, in reference to Nathan, "a minor son", which is rather vague, to "the third son", which is more specific, but I hesitate to do so, because although I came across a statement that he was the third son of David and Bathsheba in Jerusalem, I'm not sure whether he was indeed David's third son. Funfree (talk) 14:27, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

"or and to"[edit]

Is there a mistake here? Funfree (talk) 15:22, 31 May 2014 (UTC)