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Why Mary & Joseph?

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Mary and Joseph were pious Jews, but that isn't the primary reason they were
chosen to be Jesus' parents.

Jesus was on track to take David's throne (Luke 1:32-33). Men who take that
position from God have to satisfy two mandatory requirements: they have to be
biologically related to David, and legally related to David's son Solomon. (2Sam
7:8-17, 1Kings 1:13, 1Chron 22:9-10, and Ps 89:3-4)

In a nutshell: Mary provided Jesus' biological relationship with David, while Joseph
provided his legal relationship with Solomon.

Joseph was a very key element in Jesus' status because David's throne doesn't pass
down to his royal heirs thru women.
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Rom 1:1-3 . . . Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the seed of David
according to the flesh

The Greek word translated "seed" in that passage is sperma (sper'-mah) which is a
bit ambiguous because it can refer to spiritual posterity as well as to biological
posterity; for example:

Gal 3:29 . . If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed.

That seed is obviously spiritual posterity; whereas David's is biological because it's
"according to the flesh" i.e. his physical human body.

Seeing as Jesus' dad Joseph played no role in his son's conception, and his wife was
a virgin at the time, then Jesus' biological connection to David defaults thru his
mother.
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Joseph was a very key element in Jesus' status because David's throne doesn't pass
down to his royal heirs thru women.

Jacob was the first among the people of Israel to practice adoption when he took
Joseph's two sons Manasseh and Ephraim as his own (Gen 48:5-6) thus giving the
two boys positions in Jacob's clan equal in rank and privilege to his two eldest
biological sons.

A number of modern Jews refuse to accept Jesus' position in Solomon's royal
genealogy via adoption, but they have no say in the matter because one of their
own patriarchs set the precedent; and among pious Jews, the patriarchs are God, if
you get my meaning. In point of fact, Jacob's spiritual name "Israel" is from Yisra'el
(yis-raw-ale') which means: he will rule as God, i.e. rule in God's stead.
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