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Most famous half Jew: King David of Israel

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 biblical King David of Israel was known for his diverse skills as both a warrior and a writer of psalms. In his 40 years as ruler, between approximately 1010 and 970 B.C.E., he united the people of Israel, led them to victory in battle, conquered land and paved the way for his son, Solomon, to build the Holy Temple. Almost all knowledge of him is derived from the books of the Prophets and Writings: Samuel I and II, Kings I and Chronicles I.
David was the eighth and youngest son of Jesse from the kingly tribe of Judah. He was also a direct descendent of Ruth the Moabite and Rahab the harlot who became ally of jewish spies to Jericho. David began his life as a shepherd in Bethlehem. One day, the prophet Samuel told by the Lord called him out of the field and anointed him without the knowledge of the current king, Saul, but David simply returned to his sheep. His first interaction with Saul came when the king was looking for someone to play music for him, and the king’s attendant summoned the skilled David to play for him, one of his instruments the harp. Saul was pleased with David and kept him in his service as a musician.
David was also a poet and it’s believed that David wrote the Book of Psalms, or at least edited it. Throughout his life, David prepared for the construction of the Holy Temple by setting aside the necessary physical materials, commanding the Levites and others in their duties for the Temple, and giving the plan for the Temple to Solomon. It is then fitting that according to tradition, the Messiah

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’?

Why is King David important in the genealogy of Jesus?

You can also read this excerpt:    http://www.allaboutphilosophy.org/life-of-king-david.htm

Books: Ruth 2:2.

King David of Israel
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David

I also suggest to subscribe or buy ” The holocaust Chronicle:  a history in words and pictures ” in case you need in-depth enlightment about  who is a jew  when it comes about  Israel.  I pay you to find someone that has been or was spared because ‘it was mixed, biracial or only half jew.

About Anni Orekh

Anni Orekh (which translated from Hebrew means: I m an editor (Publisher) it is the online pen-name of author and Managing Director of MD Enterprises.

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