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Female Inheritance Jewish Law

By Dr. G. Reckart

Mary, Queen of Israel, Queen mother of Jesus of Nazareth

Seed of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and David; Daughter of Heli; Princess of Israel; Queen consort of Joseph; Queen Mother of Jesus; Queen of Israel; and Sister to all the beloved in the Kingdom of God.

Was Mary of the royal seed of David and the unrecognized queen of Israel by inheritance from her father Heli? Does Jewish law permit a female to inherit the family seedline of a father?
Did the throne of David pass to Jesus through Mary or Joseph? What is the Jewish law on female inheritance?
Was Jesus King of Israel by adoption or King by birthright through his mother? What is the Jewish law on adoption?
Was Jesus disqualified from the throne of David, being considered the legal son of Joseph and not of the inherited bloodline of Mary?
Was the curse of Jehoiakim lifted and did God accept as legitimate the seed descendants of Jehoiakim?
Did the seedline of Messieh from King David come through Mary alone?
Is it Apostle's Doctrine to teach Mary was the queen of Israel and the queen mother of Jesus?
Who is the woman of Revelation 12?  Is she Israel the nation; Is she the Church; or is she Mary?

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Was Mary of the royal seed of David and the unrecognized queen of Israel, by inheritance from her father Heli? Does Jewish law permit a female to inherit the family seedline of a father?

Yes, Mary was of the seed of David.  The Luke genealogy is generally accepted to be that of Mary.  Her bloodline is traced back through the centuries to Nathan and then to King David.  Mary had royalty in her blood and in her flesh.  If a person looks at the whole list of names, they will quickly see the seed of David flowed to Jesus through the kingship line of David.  This narrow and strict lineage is a straight one.  Not all of David's seed were of the royal lineage that could produce a queen or a king.  But all the seed, were in fact princesses and princess of the royal house. Only those in the direct descendency are in the genealogical list in Luke, and this shows us the straight line from Abraham to Jesus.  The last male heir in the Luke genealogy before Jesus is born, is Heli, the father of Mary. Since we can see by the list, Heli is a direct descendant of David, he would have by necessity passed to his daughter the royal seed.  Since Heli had no son, the throne would pass to the eldest daughter and that was Mary.  Mary is then in the direct line of Kings, Prophets, Priest, and Patriarchs.  She is not from an unknown lineage.  She is known to be of the lineage of David just like Joseph.  

Direct Biblical references to inheritance by daughters indicate that a daughter may inherit from her father’s estate, but only if the father is not survived by any sons.  As noted, the Mishnah explains that the Biblical reference to “sons” included not just sons, but the children of sons. Thus, if a decedent is survived by a daughter and by a son’s daughter, the son’s daughter will take the entire estate. In Chapter 27 of the Book of Numbers, the daughters of Zelophehad asked to share in their father’s estate since he had died without sons. The Lord told Moses to communicate the following to the children of Israel: “If a man die, and have no son, then ye shall cause his inheritance to pass unto his daughter". In a later chapter in the Book of Numbers, the heads of one of the tribes complained that Zelophehad’s daughters might marry outside the tribe and “so will their inheritance be taken away from the inheritance of the tribe of our fathers”. Moses allayed their concerns when he conveyed the Lord’s decree that “every daughter, that possesseth an inheritance in any tribe of the children of Israel, shall be wife unto one of the family of the tribe of her father, that the children of Israel may possess every man the inheritance of his fathers”.

Mary could inherit the throne of David directly from her father if there was no son.  The fact Jesus was born King of her is proof of her majesty as the seed of David.

Did the throne of David pass to Jesus through Mary or Joseph?

Yes, the throne of David passed to Jesus through Mary but not through Joseph. The angel said to Mary that the Lord God would give him the throne of his father David (Luke 1:32).  Only a seed of David qualified according to Psalms 132:11.  If Mary had not been of the royal seed of David, the Lord God COULD NOT have given the throne of David to Jesus. Since the conception of Jesus was without her knowing a man, and by the Holy Ghost, Jesus could be of the seed of David ONLY THROUGH THE BLOOD AND FLESH OF MARY!

Was Jesus King of Israel by adoption or King by birthright through his mother? What is the Jewish law on adoption?

Some claim that Mary was not of the Davidic seedline and was just a non-special Jewish girl lucky to be chosen by God to birth Jesus.  They claim any virgin Jewish girl could have been the mother of Jesus. They say this, because in their theologies, the seedline comes ONLY THROUGH THE FATHER, and it had to come then through Joseph.  Jesus was not then born of the direct blood and seedline of David through Mary, but rather, in their doctrine Joseph adopted Jesus and he was then King at birth by adoption.  These claim the legal seedline came to Jesus via Joseph and Mary and she was only similar to a chicken-hatching incubator. Was Jesus King by adoption or King by birth of the royal seed? Why did the angel say to Mary and not to Joseph, that Jesus would be given the throne of his father David? Jesus being King of Israel by adoption is a fancy doctrine but it is false.

Was Jesus disqualified from the throne of David, being considered the legal son of Joseph and not of the inherited bloodline of Mary?

There are several Jewish rabbis who study any way they can to disqualify Jesus from having a right to be considered the King of Israel.  They zero in on the genealogy accounts in Matthew and Luke.  According to these astute men of Rabbinicalism, Jesus was the son of Joseph  and Joseph was of the cut-off seedline of Jehoiakim.  They cite the text in Jeremiah 36:30.  They then prove easily that Joseph is a descendant of Jehoiakim. Thus, Jesus is disqualified!  But this is not so easy a slam-dunk.  They do not score two points!  Mary birthed Jesus and not Joseph.  If Mary had conceived by Joseph, yes, we agree he would have been disqualified.  But he was not conceived by Joseph, but by the Holy Spirit.  Thus, Jesus has NONE of the seedline of Joseph in him.  Jesus can be considered in the family of Joseph and Mary, which a correct genealogical record ought to show, but this does not make make Jesus Joseph's biological offspring.  How could Jesus be the only begotten Son of God, and also the begotten son of Joseph?  This is contrary to all Christian doctrine.  God was the Father of Mary's son, NOT JOSEPH!  Jesus was then not disqualified from inheriting the throne of David.  The angel is our witness that God gave the throne of David to Jesus. This could not have been done if Jesus was considered by God to have inherited the cut-off judgment rendered to Jehoiakim.  Jesus was not considered by God to be of the seed of Joseph.  As far as genealogical records go, all children in a family are listed under a father even if the child is not the biological offspring.  Thus, even in the case of Mary and her lineage in Luke, when she became the wife of Joseph, the seedline of Heli would have been merged over under Joseph and Mary.  This happened in the birth of Jacob (James) after Jesus was born.  Now according to the Matthew family record, the father of Joseph was Jacob  (Matthew 1:16).  The first child Mary had after Jesus was named after Joseph's father.  This child is correctly named Jacob, but the English translation is James. This is a direct testimony that the father of Joseph was Jacob and not Heli, or we would expect Jacob to have been named Heli instead of after Joseph's father.

Was the curse of Jehoiakim lifted and did God accept as legitimate the seed descendants of Jehoiakim?

Although there are many novice attempts to lift the curse God placed on the seed of Jehoiakim, these are of no merit.  They are actually an attempt to alter God's oath and judgment. Any man who thinks he can change God's word about this cut-off seedline, is in serious mental trouble.  Why do they want to pervert God's word on this?  It is because they deny Mary was of the royal seed of David and qualified to pass to Jesus the heirship of the throne.  So, they need a way to get the throne of David to Jesus via Joseph, although they must confess Jesus did not have one red corpuscle of Joseph's lineage in him.  No matter, they want to make Jesus an heir of David by claiming he was adopted by Joseph and therefore the throne of David passed to Jesus through the legal lineage of Jehoiakim.  This is a false doctrine.  All who use this theory are in error and they pervert the true record of the birth of Jesus.

Did the seedline of Messieh from King David come through Mary alone?

Yes!

Is it Apostle's Doctrine to teach Mary was the queen of Israel and the queen mother of Jesus?

Yes!  Anything written or taught by the Apostles contains the Divine ordination of Truth.  The fact the birth of Jesus is recorded under Apostolic authority and by Divine inspiration is all the proof we need that Mary was of the royal seed of David.  This is Apostle's Doctrine.  The book of Matthew is Apostle's Doctrine.  The book of Luke is Apostle's Doctrine.  If they are not, they do not belong in the New Testament. Being royal seed gave her the right to birth an heir of David.  Since Jesus was born a King, Mary had to be a queen.  There is no other way to look at this highly favored woman and say she was just like a chicken-hatching incubator. Of all women born of mankind, Mary is the greatest! Only a queen can BIRTH a KING!  I know this makes some men mad, but they will just have to go insane!  Mary was the queen of Israel when Jesus was born and no amount of blasphemy or hate-mongering against me will make this go away.  Mary was the queen of Israel even if the nation did not recognize it. Jesus was the King of Israel even if all denied him this dignity.  Mary was the queen mother of Jesus, all the demons in hell will not change this. This is Apostle's doctrine since it is contained in the New Testament, written by inspired hands.

Who is the woman of Revelation 12?  Is she Israel the nation; Is she the Church; or is she Mary?

The woman in Revelation 12 is Mary.  The manchild is Jesus.  It is Jesus who will rule the world with a rod of Iron.  Any attempt to make this woman the Church is false.  Consider this, Jesus established the Church and existed BEFORE IT, how then can the Church birth him?  Also, the Church is the Bride of Christ, if the Church is the woman in Revelation 12, then Jesus will MARRY HIS OWN MOTHER!  Is that the doctrine you people want to preach to your people?  There are others who claim the woman is the nation Israel. One man now says the women is Eve and represents all women of all ages. These theories are false.  The nation Israel did not birth the manchild in Bethlehem.  It was a virgin girl named Mary.  The nation of Israel was figured in the Old Testament as a whore not as a virgin, and the prophecy is that a virgin will birth the Messieh. To read of Israel being classed a whore read Isaiah 57:3  and Ezekiel 16:28.  Then go read the book of Hosea.  You cannot have a whore nation birthing the manchild when the Word of God says he will be born of a virgin.  Why is it so many do not want the woman of Revelation 12 to be Mary?  It is because they hate the Catholic Church and the Catholic Church claims the woman is Mary.  So, in hate of the Catholics being right about something, they will take the opposing argument and claim Mary is not the woman queen of Revelation 12. This is foolishness!  The Catholics claim they believe in the virgin birth.  Are we to hate this doctrine also because the Catholic Church believes it? I have observed all sorts of men go insane trying to prove the woman in Revelation 12 was the Church or the nation Israel.  When they are refuted and shamed in their doctrine, they resort to character destruction.  I have experienced this from men I thought were good friends.  But, I decided to let them go their way and believe their falsehoods.  Mary is the woman of Revelation 12.  In this vision, it is proven she was the queen of Israel when she birthed Jesus.  No other proof need be given, God has given it and that is all that matters.

Notes:

According to Jewish law, the child of a relationship between a Jew and a Gentile always assumes the legal status of its mother. The child bears no legal relationship to its father. See Babylonian Talmud, Yevamot 22a-b; Jacob ben Asher, Tur, Even Haezer ch. 16.

According to Jewish law, maternity, like paternity, is irrevocably established as belonging to the natural parent. It is beyond the power of a court of law to rearrange the parent-child relationship to create a parental relationship which mirrors the custodial one.

According to Jewish law there is no doubt that in a Baby M type case, where the mother is both the genetic and biological mother, she is also the legal mother.

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