To be the messiah, Jesus had to have descended from israel, right?
Hence the "begats" in matthew establishing his blood line, but it only establishes the bloodline of his step dad, Joseph had NOTHING TO DO WITH JESUS' LINEAGE. So Jesus COULDNT HAVE BEEN the messiah right?
Jesus was Egyptian, thru Mary's geneology would appear to be correct according to biblical theme.
The LORD Almighty will bless them, saying, "Blessed be Egypt my people, Assyria my handiwork, and Israel my inheritance." Isaiah 19:25
Matthew 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
There are actually two New Testament genealogies, Matthew and Luke, with Luke getting in Mr. Peabody's wayback machine and taking us all the way to Adam and God. A whopper of a tale, indeed!
Since people still believe that Jesus was, in effect, the bastard half-breed product of a deity having carnal knowledge with a human teenage maiden, the best that Joseph could do was to not object to the statutory rape of his fiancé and adopt the lad.
Incidentally, ever wonder what the genetic constituents of God's sperm are? Something tells me ol' Joseph couldn't wait, and blame shifted his dirty deed into an immaculate deception. Oh for a rape kit and Mr. Peabody's blasted machine!
assuming there ever was a jesus, which is an assumption i won't make.
also christ and messiah are not conceptually synonymous. i have not read matthew, and have never been christian, but the assumption within christianity, in my understanding, is that a christ is a savior, a divine being whose job it is to die for our sins (assuming original sin) and then come back and save us from the sins he supposedly already died for. the messiah, on the other hand, is a human king who brings about peace in his own time, a description that clearly does not fit jesus as written. (that is, making the assumption i do not make regarding his existence.)
no son of man may die for another's sins so "messiah"--which was one of the titles of Caesar, along with king of kings, lord of lords, etc--was apparently intentionally usurped to make a point, and is surely misunderstood today, mostly by ppl in the Cult of Sol Invictus who call themselves "Christian"
also My God, why have you forsaken Me? then makes sense
That's a hole in the illogic of the bible. Joseph and Mary never acknowledged the father, it was a GHOST. How unlikely is that? A holy one to boot.
Aside from the bible being a myth and people to this day are still rewriting it- nothing about the bible is literal.