Talk:Kings of Judah

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Orphaned references in Kings of Judah[edit]

I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of Kings of Judah's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.

Reference named "Thiele":

I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT 11:29, 7 March 2010 (UTC)


At the top of the graphic, it shows a "Sheba" as having reigned over Israel at the same time (?) as David. If there's no source for this, I think it should be edited out. Are there any objections?

Missing King.[edit]

I just wanted to point out that this list of the Kings of Judah is incomplete. It is true that after the destruction of Jerusalem the line of the kings ceased to be autonomous rulers (though they did continue as governors under various administrations). However, the last (indeed the culmination) of the Davidic dynasty, namely Jesus, was recognized as the Son of David, the King of Israel by Rome and many of the Jews.[1][2]

In fact Rome’s indictment set over His cross read “the King of the Jews” and their treatment of him at his execution (i.e. the severity of his beating, the placing of a crown of thorns on his head, a purple cloak on his back, his being mocked by the soldiers as the King of the Jews) indicates that they viewed him as one whose throne was opposed to Creaser.[2b]

Much more could be said in regard to differences in the kingdom, yes, but it does not change the fact that He is a King of Judah. Additionally worth mentioning is His resurrection and ascension to the highest throne of heaven making him “King of Kings and Lord of Lords” (i.e. the current reigning Emperor of the cosmos) but I imagine that such a stance in a Wikipedia article would be considered “biased” in spite of it being factual. In any case please consider including Jesus in this list. J.D. Loofbourrow.

  1. Reference to Jesus as King 
         A. Old Testament Micah 5:2, 
         B. New Testament confirmation Mathew 2:5-6.
  2. Jesus recognized as King of the Jews by 
         A. Jews: Matthew 21:1-9, Mark11:1-10, Luke 19:29-40, John 12:12-19.  
         B. Rome: Matthew27, Mark 15, Luke 23, John 18-19.