Was King David of Israel a guy with a mixed lineage? What about Moses or Joseph’s children? What about bicultural or biracial jews? Are your more jewish than they were?
Yes. King David of Israel , is the most famous mixed Jew or ‘half Jew” you will ever know apart from “Jesus”.
The seed of David, comes from Isaiah, from BOAZ, whose wife was Ruth the Moabite, moad was the oldest son of the daughter of Lot . According to this rule king David was was half Jewish and not a jew from birth ( because there was Moabit’s blood) in strictly following the mosaic law, it should only take WOMAN AMONG CHILDREN OF ISRAEL (THE 12 TRIBES), and futher descendent of Rahab.
The book of Joshua is the one that introduces us to one of the most amazing and thought provoking women of the Old Testament and in the lineage of king David: Rahab. Joshua 2:1: She was an outcast, a prostitute.
The Israelites were seeking to take Jericho, and Rahab had the opportunity to stop them, but she didn’t. Rahab found herself in a position many teachers claim never happens–she had to decide between God’s plan and the plans of earthly authority. She betrayed her people. She heard what the Lord had done and believed.
Rahab has faith not only in what God has done, and can do, but in faith of what He will do. She has faith that He will spare her family.
This verse also presents a mystery–why is Rahab a prostitute if she has not only a father, but brothers to help provide for her? The Bible doesn’t tell us.
and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse”This list of names is part of the Christ’s genealogy. Chroniclers didn’t need to include women in a genealogy, but the author of Matthew’s Gospel included 4 such women. He lists Tamar, Rahab, Ruth and Bathsheba. Of these four, only Bathsheba was Jewish. However, all four are united by another factor—their biblical stories involved sexual scandal. Tamar played the harlot to gain a son; Rahab, of course, was a prostitute; the Torah clearly says that, not a food distributor but a harlot . Ruth initiated a seduction; and Bathsheba was, for a time, mistress to the king. Not exactly the line-up we expect. No mention of Sarah or Rebekah or Leah or Rachel. Interestingly, this verse also gives us a glimpse into Rahab’s fate with her chosen people. She became an unexpected friend and ally. We know from Ruth’s story that Boaz was a wealthy and prominent man in his community. We also know he was an honorable man. Rahab apparently (I say apparently because an entirely different scenario is possible) play a role in Boaz’s father’s life. Did this prostitute become the wife of a wealthy community leader, as some women went from the depths of prostitution to nobility in the 1700s?
That we don’t know but we do know that she became part of king David of Israel ‘s lineage, most famous half , mixed or biracial jew you knew.
Why did Moses took a non-jewish women and how his children were never shun or called ‘half jews’?
You can also read this excerpt: http://www.allaboutphilosophy.org/life-of-king-david.htm
Books: Ruth 2:2.
King David of Israel
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