Tuesday, July 4, 2017
Ancestry of Joash
David's royal line was preserved when Jehosheba hid the child Joash so that Athaliah the queen could not kill him.
The marriage of Jehoshaphat's son to Ahab's daughter linked together the royal families of Israel and Judah. As a result, all the kings of Judah thereafter would be descended, not only from David, but from Ahab and Jezebel as well.
The Bible does not say that Jehosheba was the daughter of Athaliah, but only that she was the daughter of Jehoram of Judah.
Jesus' genealogy through Joseph is traced in Matthew chapter 1, showing Him to be a rightful heir to the throne of David. If the genealogy of Jesus in Luke 3 traces his ancestry through Mary, and if both lines meet in the same Zerubbabel (Luke 3:27; Matthew 1:12, 13), then Jesus' human blood line includes the heathen queen Jezebel. If, on the other hand, both genealogies of Jesus are through Joseph, then we have no details about Jesus' blood ancestry.