COR---Explain how Jesus was a .. blood descendant of David.<quoted text>
Explain how Jesus was a Jew and a blood descendant of David.
Step 1--- Did Jesus have Gentile blood? NO
Step 2--- Was Mary a Jew? YES
Step 3--- Was Mary a JEW with David's bloodline? YES
Step 4--- Was Mary Jesus' BIOLOGICAL mother? YES
Step 5--- Given that Mary was Jesus' BIOLOGICAL mother He must have had her JEWISH chromosomes thus making Him a Jew.
Step 6-- Understand this basic science. All persons not including Adam, Eve and Jesus have Chromosomes from TWO parents.
When a Jewish man or woman copulates with persons of other races that man or woman will only provide 1/2 of the chromosomes to make a child. The other 1/2 is provided by the other donor whoever s/he may be.
So then although a father makes one a Jew, by reason of IMPUTATION, if that father had a child with a Gentile then the child shall ALWAYS have Jewish BLOOD or chromosomes. This is a SCIENTIFIC FACT. The same goes for a Jewish woman and a non-Jewish spouse.
However, the Jewish IDENTITY is ASCRIBED based on the MALE or father of the SEED/child. The use and emphasis on genealogy by Jews speaks to this FACT as well.
To underscore the point and truth of that which I speak, look at the behaviour of the 4 most EXALTED Jews, they ALL had non-Jewish wives. Why? Thy knew that the IDENTITY of their children was determined by them as the FATHERS. Moses married a Midianite and an Ethiopian woman, David married a non-Jew, Boaz married Ruth a non-Jew and I need not mention King Solomon.
Moreover, the point is underscored by the commandment of God in the Torah.
"When you(male JEW) wage war against your enemies and the Lord hands them over to you and you take prisoners, if you see among the captives a beautiful WOMAN, and you fall in love with her and take her as your wife," Deuteronomy 21
In the passage the MALE marries a non-Jew. Let no one LIE about conversion; the passage does not speak in those terms and it is DISHONEST to believe that you could conquer any group of people and the women would convert. Note, not even the ISRAELITES were CONVERTED from their pagan ways.
Step 7-- The Genes of the father are esteemed ABOVE the genes of the mother but the child has both sets of genes and not even in ancient times would people deny that a child is the product of both parents. Now, in the case of Jesus the Christ, He had the genes of His mother. There are no genes from any father Jewish or otherwise and so there is no male genes that can be ESTEEMED above that of Mary. The genes of Mary then serves to give Jesus His Jewish IDENTITY as there is not another set of human genes to make it otherwise.
COR---Explain how Jesus was a Jew ....
HughBe--- see above.