The Davidic Kingship in Judah

 

The Royal Line of Solomon

The Line of Nathan the elder brother of Solomon.

Solomon

Nathan

Rehoboam

Mattatha

Abijah

Menan (Menna)

Asa

Melea

Jehoshaphat

Eliakim

Jehoram

Jonan

Ahaziah * (2 Kgs 8:27 ; 2Chron. 22:1-9)

Joseph

Slain after one year becasue he was evil

Judah

Joash (Jehoash) * (2Kgs. 11:2 - 12:20 ; 2Chron 24:1-25)

Simeon

Amaziah* (2Kgs.14:8-20; 2Chron. 25:1,8)

Levi

Azariah * (2Kgs. 14:21 ; 15:1-28; 1Chron. 3:12 )

Matthat

Uzziah

Eliezer

Jotham

Jose

Ahaz

Er

Hezekiah

Elmodam

Manasseh

Cosam

Amon

Addi

Josiah

Melchi

Jehoahaz

Neri

Jehoiakim (Eliakim)* (2Kgs. 23:36 -24:6; 2Chron. 36:5-8)

Salathiel **

Slain

Zorobabel **

The Babylonian Captivity (8th year of Jehoiachin)

Rhesa

Jechoniah

Joanna

(Assir)

Judah (Joda)

Shealtiel

Joseph

Zerubbabel (Levirate son of Pedaiah (1Chron. 3:19 ))

S(h)emei

Abihud

Mattathias

Eliakim

Maath

Azor

Naggai (Nagge)

Zadoc

Esli

 

Nahum

Achim

Amos

Eliud

Mattathias

Eleazer

Joseph

Matthan

Janna(i)

Jacob

Melchi

Joseph husband of Mariam the mother of Christ

Levi

 

Matthat

 

Heli ***

 

Mariam the wife of Joseph and Mother of Yehoshua the Messiah called Jesus the Christ

 

 

 

* names omitted in the stylised list of Matthew chapter 1. All died violent deaths. Azariah may have been meant and Uzziah omitted.

** This list seems to have the duplicate of Shealtiel and Zerubbabel at more or less the time of the captivity. Shealtiel means I have asked God . Zerubbabel and Zorobabel mean descended of Babylon hence all are period names of the Captivity.

*** Wife of Heli is the sister of Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist and wife of Zacariah (high priest of the division of Abijah). By regulation she must have been a Levite and therefore Christ was descended from Levi as well as Judah. From the prophecies of Zechariah Christ was of David through Nathan and Levi through Shimei.