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Hebrews 7:14 For it is evident that our Lord sprang out of Judah; of which tribe Moses spake nothing concerning priesthood.
Gen:49:10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh - Jesusbcome; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.
May that day soon come when he returns to gather the remnant of Israel to himself in the land when he takes his place on the throne of David at Zion with all of us who at that time will be immortal men and woman co-ruling with him in the Theocratic Government that will rule over Israel and all the nations of the world. What a glorious hope we have in Jesus!
One comment regarding the statement: “His aunt and uncle, Zechariah and Elizabeth, were also Torah-observant Jews (Luke 1:6),” ...
I thought Elizabeth was Mary’s cousin, making her Jesus’s cousin, once removed... not aunt
Strong’s Number G4773 συγγενής Transliterated Word suggenēs , meaning relative by blood, cousin kin.
Regardless, it might be better to say “relatives” rather than “aunt & uncle.”
Since no one has pointed this out, I find it ironic that the accepted definition of a Jew is born of a Jewish mother or a gentile convert. On the other hand, the writers of the Bible use the lineage of the father in their genealogies!