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The Modern View of the Kidron Valley and the Mount of Olives beyond from the View of the Site of King David’s Palace

Photo by Robert Mock


Princess Tamar - the Dynastic Merging of the Lineages of Solomon and Nathan

The History of the Jews Surrounding the Princes of David

By Robert Mock M.D.

February 2008

Book Two

Chapter Three



The Amazing Cross-Over Dynastic Merge between the Houses of Solomon and Nathan

The Senior Descent Lineage from King Solomon to Queen Tamar, the wife of King Jeconiah

The Royal Kings of Judah in Order from King David to King Jeconiah

The Blotted Out Ancestors in the Genealogy of Yehoshua (Jesus)

Expanded Lineage of the Royal Family from King Uzziah to King Zedekiah

The Gospel of Luke Lineage of the non-Royal House of Nathan to Zerubabbel

The Solomonic Senior Descent Lineage from Queen Tamar, the wife of King Jeconiah, to the Twin Princes, Tobit and Onaid

Prince Johanan – Heir to the Parallel Davidian Lineage in the British Isles

The Non-Inclusion of Princess’ Names in the Royal “Chronicles” of Judah

Influence of Queen Tamar on the Genealogy of Mary’s Ancestors

The Cross-Over Dynastic Heiress Transfer from Nathan’s Non-Royal Lineage to Solomon’s Royal Lineage

The Davidian Lineage through the Nasi and Prince of Israel, Hillel the Great

The “Last Days” of the Kingdom of Judah

The Primary Lineage of Prince Gedaliah

The Secondary Lineage of Prince Gedaliah

The Primary Lineage of Prince Ishmael



The Senior Descent Lineage from King Solomon to Queen Tamar, the wife of King Jeconiah

The Royal Kings of Judah in Order from King David to King Jeconiah

The Blotted Out Ancestors in the Genealogy of Yehoshua (Jesus)

Expanded Lineage of the Royal Family from King Uzziah to King Zedekiah

The Gospel of Luke Lineage of the non-Royal House of Nathan to Zerubabbel

The Solomonic Senior Descent Lineage from Queen Tamar, the wife of King Jeconiah, to the Twin Princes, Tobit and Onaid

The Non-Inclusion of Princess’ Names in the Royal “Chronicles” of Judah

The Cross-Over Dynastic Heiress Transfer from Nathan’s Non-Royal Lineage to Solomon’s Royal Lineage

The Davidian Lineage through the Nasi and Prince of Israel, Hillel the Great

The Primary Lineage of Prince Gedaliah

The Secondary Lineage of Prince Gedaliah

The Primary Lineage of Prince Ishmael


The Amazing Cross-Over Dynastic Merge between the House of Solomon and Nathan


King Solomon, the son of King David à à à 17 generations à

Crown Prince Johanan (Yohannan) the 19th generation from King David à

Princess Tamar (20th generation), the royal dynastic heiress of Solomon’s Lineage married

Prince Neriah, the 21st non-royal heir of Prince Nathan’s Lineage à


Miriam was a Davidian princess, originally from the non-royal bloodlines of the House of Nathan, the oldest son of Queen Bathsheba, the love of King David’s life.  Either consciously or unconsciously known, four hundred years later, the royal lineage of the House of Solomon was on the verge of extinctionYet, four hundred years later, the rare fusion of bloodlines occurred when Princess Tamar, the daughter of the Crown Prince Yohannan of the royal House of Solomon was betrothed as a child to a Prince Neriah, a prince of the non-royal line of the House of Nathan. Was this a conscious or deliberate act?  We do not know.


Site of King David’s Palace overlooking Nehemiah’s Wall and the Stepped Wall

Photo by Robert Mock


Prince Neriah (Neri in the Book of Luke) was the 21st in descent from King David.  This was a marriage made in heaven, for unbeknown to the Jewish royalty that was crawling with royal Davidian Princes; this bloodline was soon to be threatened with Extinction.  They could never imagine that all the Princes of David would be killed, exiled, executed, assassinated, or died premature deaths.  In fact, the entire royal bloodline of King Solomon was soon to be threatened with extinction.


Soon after, Prince Yohannan was killed in battle with his beloved father, King Josiah.  Together, they sought to hinder the imperial seeking forces of Pharaoh Necho III Wehemibri, who were heading north along the Mediterranean border of the Kingdom of Judah, to meet in alliance with Assyria against the rising imperial power of Nebuchadnezzar’s Babylon.  Within months, Prince Nebuchadnezzar was setting his face towards Jerusalem.  The important factor to him was who were of royal bloodlines and who were not. 


According to the noted Genealogist of the Ancient World Lineages, David Hughes in his “Davidic Dynasty”, with the legal royal bloodlines of the House of Solomon, now imbedded with the non-royal bloodlines of the House of Nathan, the young princes of Princess Tamar and Prince Neriah (Neri) were recognized as non-royal heirs and thereby not a threat to the Babylonian throne of King Nebuchadnezzar.  The God of Israel had spread a shield as a protecting hand over the princes of David’s royal bloodline.  As King Jeconiah and his royal court were transported to Babylon during the second importation of Jews to Babylon, he carried with himself the mantle of the royal court of David in exile.  King Jeconiah’s only son, with Queen Tamar, Prince Zedekiah, died prematurely in childhood, and his own personal lineage was threatened with extinction.


The Hewn Stones in the Foundation of David’s Palace south of the Temple Mount

Photo by Robert Mock


There in Babylon, King Jeconiah became the 1st Exilarch (Jewish king in exile).  Prior to that date, when King Jeconiah adopted of the sons of his wife, Queen Tamar, from her 1st marriage to Prince Neriah of the House of Nathan.  They were already recognized as heirs and Princes of David, yet, they had no legal standing as royal heirs.  When they were adopted by King Jeconiah, it now gave each of them legal rights according to Torah law to sit and rule on the throne of DavidThey now carried with themselves the royal mantle of authority as heirs of King David from the royal House of Solomon


It was in 586 BCE that King Zedekiah, the last king of Israel, was taken prisoner.   His sons were executed in front of his eyes, his eyes were gouged out, and there he remained blinded in exile the rest of his life.  His daughters escaped being taken into exile, and were dispersed first to Egypt, and then to the islands in the far west of JerusalemDynastic princess they were, but the chance of the two Davidian daughters of King Zedekiah of marrying into the House of Judah appeared virtually nonexistentExcept by Divine Providence, it appeared that the entire royal lineage of King David through God’s chosen son, King Solomon had been exterminated. 


Prince of Israel Zerubabbel, the Persian Governor to Judea (537/536 BCE) à Royal Lineage of Jesus the Nazarene (Yehoshua HaNotzri)


With all the known direct lineages of male heirs to the lineage of King David from King Solomon and Bathsheba now extinct, Queen Tamar II became the dynastic heiress preserving not only the Solomonic Lineage but also became the inter-dynastic link, or the vital crossover heiress merging the non-royal Nathan lineage with the royal Solomonic lineages. With the addition of Tamar representing the mainline descendants of King David, we now can understand the linkage between the two prime royal and non-royal lineages to the ancestry of the Jewish messiah Yehoshua ben Yosef (Jesus son of Joseph). 


Here we now read about the ancestry of Prince Neriah, Tamar’s first husband that established the main lineage for the Jewish Exilarch after the Jewish captivity and exile in Babylon and Persia. 


The Senior Descent Lineage from King Solomon to Queen Tamar, the wife of King Jeconiah

With the Cross-Over Dynastic Merging with the Nathan Lineage first goal is to analyze the Royal House of Solomon and the descendants of this “House” from King David, through King Solomon to the last King of this “House”, King Zedekiah.  As King Nebuchadnezzar’s forces surrounded the city of Jerusalem and breeched the walls of the northern gates of the city, King Zedekiah with his military escort, fled through the hidden tunnels beneath the Temple Mount and out the Gate between Two Walls”.  There they traveled through the underground tunnels for miles.  Yet, when the king came above ground, near the plains of Jericho, he was captured by the military forces of BabylonThere he and his sons, all the royal princes of Judah, were transported to King Nebuchadnezzar


The Archeological Reconstruction of the Phoenician built Palace of King David


After three invasions and multiple uprisings, Nebuchadnezzar was not pleased.  The royal house of David was a rebellious bunch of petty rulersHe had every intention to destroy all the royal blood of the House of David.  He was tired of defending the global power of Babylon, and like today, anything that comes against the rulers of global order, it is the “national interest” and soon the “global interests” to eliminate any opposition


King Zedekiah sat and watched with horror as one by one, his sons were executed in front of his eyes.  For all intentional purposes, to King Nebuchadnezzar, the royal house of David had been totally eliminated.  King Jeconiah was already imprisoned in Babylon, and now King Zedekiah, his uncle, had his eyes gouged out, and blinded with the last memory of the execution of his sonsHe was taken as prisoner to Babylon for the rest of his life. 


1 = The Descent of Rulers of the Kingdom of Judah, not descent  of royal sons of the House of Solomon.                 

David, King of Israel 1, (1020-970 BCE)

Solomon, King of Israel  2 (970-930 BCE)

Rehoboam, King of Judah  3 (930-913 BCE)

                                                                                    Abijah, King of Judah 4 (913-910 BCE)

                                                                        Asa, King of Judah 5 (910-869 BCE)

Jehoshaphat, King of Judah 6 (869-848 BCE, regent from 872 BCE)

Jehoram, King of Judah 7 (848-841 BCE, associate-ruler from 853 BCE)

                                                Queen Athalia, usurper-queen (841-835 BCE)

                                    Ahaziah, King of Judah 8 (841 BCE, regent from 842 BCE)

                        Jehoash, King of Judah 9 (835-796 BCE)

Amaziah, King of Judah 10 (796-767 BCE, regent from 801 BCE; captured, released, and restored 792 BCE)

Uzziah, King of Judah 11 (767-740 BCE, reign dated from 792 BCE)

            Jotham, King of Judah 12 (740-735 BCE, regent from 750 BCE)

                        Ahaz, King of Judah 13 (735-726 BCE)

                                    Hezekiah, King of Judah 14 (726-697 BCE)

                                                Manasseh, King of Judah 15 (697-642 BCE)

                                    Amon, King of Judah 16 (642-640 BCE)

                        Josiah, King of Judah 17 (640-609 BCE), two sons:

Johanan, Crown-Prince 18 (killed 609 BCE, full-brother, no sons, one daughter who became dynastic heiress of the House of Solomon

Princess Tamar 19, Queen & Dynastic Heiress 19 (Numbers 28:8; 36:8)

Married 1stPrince Neriah, Distant-Cousin of the Lineage of Prince Nathan (Luke 3:27), was 21st in male-line descent from King David

Married 2ndPrince Jehoiakin (Jeconiah), called “The Captive” or Assir, became the 1st Exilarch (King in Exile), over the Jews during the "Babylonian Captivity". Their son was:

Prince Zedekiah 20, Crown-Prince, who died young about the years of 598/597 BCE was the 20th in descent from King David through Queen Mother Tamar. This Dynastic Lineage virtually became Extinct.

Prince Jehoahaz 18, King of Judah (609 BCE), was placed on the throne by the Queen Mother upon the death of the Crown Prince Yohanan. He was removed from the throne by Pharaoh Necho III and taken hostage to Egypt where he died. This Line went Extinct.

Prince Jehoiakim 18, King of Judah (609-598 BCE), was the younger brother of Crown Prince Johnanan.  He became the father of:

Jehoiakin 19, (King Jeconiah called "The Captive” or Assir), King of Judah (598/597 BCE) was on the throne for three months while the city of Jerusalem was surrounded by the forces of King Nebuchadnezzar.


Jeconiah had married Princess Tamar 19, who became Queen Tamar 19. Together, they had one son,

Crown Prince Zedekiah 20 died at a very young and premature age.  The official royal line of King Solomon through King Jeconiah became Extinct.


King Jeconiah, went he arrived in the land of Babylon, adopted Princess Tamar’s sons by Prince Neriah. King Jeconiah thereby transferred the legal title of the Throne of David from the royal House of Solomon to the non-royal House of Nathan.

Zedekiah 17, the King of Judah (598/7-587/6 BCE), was the last king of the Kingdom of Judah. He was officially the last “king of the JewsWith the death of the royal princes by King Nebuchadnezzar, this lineage became Extinct.


The Royal Kings of Judah from King David to King Jeconiah

Genealogy of Jesus Compared to the Genealogy in the Gospel of Matthew

Gospel of Matthew 1:16


As we continue to learn the inter-relationships between the royal and the non-royal House of David, we also will compare these ancestral lines with the genealogy of Yahshua ben Dovid (Jesus the Son of the royal House of David).  When we look in the Gospel of Matthew 1:1-17, we find a running list of ancestors that included the names of the kings of the Kingdom of Judea.  Yet, there were three ancestral kings that were not recorded in the genealogy.  Here we begin our research.


King David 1, King of Israel (1020-970 BCE), who by his 10th and favorite wife, Queen Bathsheba, the daughter of Ammiel (Eliam) the Gilonite, and the former wife of Uriah the Hittite, begot;

King Solomon 2 (970-930 BCE) was born as Prince Jedidiah, the youngest of five sons. He was chosen as the ancestor of the chief royal lineage, who by his last and 5th Jordanian wife became the father of;

King Rehoboam 3 (930-913 BCE), who by his 2nd wife, Michaiah (Maachah), the granddaughter of Absalom, the Crown Prince of King Solomon, who was the son of Princess Tamar, Absalom’s daughter that was married to Uriel of Gibeah, became the father of; 

King Abijah 4 (913-910 BCE), who by his wife, Ana, the daughter of Ahimaaz the Naphalite, King Solomon’s official purveyor and Basemath, the daughter of King Solomon and his Egyptian wife, Nicaule (Tashere), by the Pharaoh Psusennes II (Psusennes III) of Egypt, became the father of;

King Asa 5(910-869 BCE) who by his wife, Azuba, the daughter of Shilhi and granddaughter or great-granddaughter of King Jeroboam of Israel, by his wife, Egyptian wife, Karamat, the daughter of Pharaoh Shishak of Egypt, became the father of;

King Jehoshaphat 6 (869-842) who by an unnamed wife, suspected of being of Syrian birth, became the father of seven princes; Crown Prince Jehoram, Azariah, Zechariah, Shaphatiah, Michael, Jehiel, and Prince Ahaziah. He was co-regent with his father from 872 BCE, began to rule at the age of 35. As a reformist, Jehoshaphat changed his country with; political reform by putting judges in all cities; educational reform with a system of public education; religious reform by sending the Torah-teaching priests on circuits throughout all the cities; and military reforms with the building of garrison protection for the Judahites.  He made a peace alliance with the other tribes in the Kingdom of Israel, accepting their autonomyAfter many years of semi-disastrous wars in alliance with the Northern Kingdom, he ended his years of reign in peace.  He was the father of the eldest son:

King Joram (Jehoram 7 , Yehoram) 7 (848-841 BCE) was co-regent with his father (842 BCE) during the disastrous war and peace accord with Syria, when King Ahab was mortally-wounded.  Jehoram was united in a dynastic marriage with the Hebrew-Phoenician princess, Athalia, the daughter of King Ahab of Israel and Jezebel of Tyre, a Phoenician princess with the hopes of a future Unified Monarchy again.  He had one son and daughter; Prince Jehoahaz (King Ahaziah) and Princess Jehoshabeath, who became the wife of Jehoiada I the High Priest.  Yet, the Baal-worshipping reformation introduced by his wife, Athalia, brought many disasters upon his people including internal rebellion of nobles that left six of his brothers dead, external invasions by the Jordanians, the Philistines or Palestinians from Gaza and finally an invasion of Jerusalem by the Arabs, who plundered, and captured the entire harem and children of King Jehoram.  Upon his death, his Phoenician wife took over the government. 


It is here where the genealogy of the Matthew’s  lineage of Yehoshua breaks off, and proclaims;


Matthew 1:8Asa begot Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat begot Joram, and Joram begot Uzziah.”


Upon the death of King Jehoram, the fate of the nation of Judah lay, not with a male descendant of the royal House of David and Solomon, but was being guided and controlled by the mercurial, controlling, and cunning Phoenician daughter of Israeli Queen Jezebel of Tyre, the Judean Queen Athalia.  Both women truly hated the God of Israel and to the core of their hearts, sought to subvert the influence of the Almighty One of Israel as He molded and cared for His chosen people.


First we find, Prince Jehoahaz, the son of Athalia, the daughter of King Ahab and Queen ZezebelKing Ahaziah was killed as he was visiting his relatives in Samaria, for he was a royal family guest found suddenly the midst of a palace coup at the House of Ivory, the royal palace of the House of Omri.  With his death, Queen Athalia tried to and successfully ruled for 36 years as she controlled the reigns of Jewish religion and politics


Only with the intervention of the High Priest of Israel was the last genetic link to the House of Solomon, Prince Jehoash, (later King Joash) spared by the massacre of all the royal sons by this Queen mother. This disastrous affect upon the Jewish society continued through the reigns of Kings Ahaziah, son, King Joash, grandson, and King Amaziah, great grandson.  Finally the Curse of Queen Athalia was overcome in the 4th generation by the great-great grandson, King Uzziah.  This gives us deeper understanding of the Torah testimony by the direct word of the Lord to Moses on the mount called Sinai, when He proclaimed;

Exodus 34:6-7“And the Lord passed before him and proclaimed, ‘The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation.”


Warren’s Shaft near the Palace of David

in Ir David

Photo by Robert Mock


Was the God of Israel blotting out the generations of the unrepentant, evil, iniquitous, and  those who spoke blasphemy against the God of Israel as He conferred the royal genealogies of Solomon upon His only begotten son, Yahshua ben Yosef (Jesus son of Joseph)?  Let us look at these three kings and the usurping Queen Mother that were the instigating factor in the rebellion of Judah against the God of Israel. It was these three kings and their Queen Mother that were blotted out of the genealogy of Yehoshua HaMaschiach (Jesus the Messiah).


The Blotted Out Ancestors in the Genealogy of Yehoshua (Jesus)


King Ahaziah 8 (841 BCE, possible co-ruler as early as 853 BCE) the former Prince Jehoahaz ruled as an associate ruler with the Queen Mother, AthaliaHis one year rule was dominated by his Baal-worshipping mother, Athalia.  He married Zibiah from Beersheba and had several sons. When visiting with his relatives in the Northern Kingdom at Jezreel, he was caught in the midst of a military coup in the Kingdom of Israel that was started by a rebelling general of the Israeli army, General Jehu.  The entire royal House of Omri was almost killedWhile fleeing south, King Ahaziah was mortally wounded by his uncles’ assassinators and died at the garrison city of Megiddo. He was taken to Jerusalem and buried with the kings of Judah in the royal tombs

Palace Coup by Queen Mother Athalia (871-835 BCE) was instituted rapidly upon the death of her son, King Ahaziah.  With all the sons of King Jehoram and his Phoenician Queen Athalia now dead, the Queen mother, Athalia effectively massacred all the children of her son, in order to usurp the Kingdom of JudeaOnly one child, the infant Prince Joash at the age of 9-11 months, was rescued by the efforts of Queen Athalia’s daughter, Princess Jehoshabeath. She was the sister of King AhaziahShe hid the child in the temple of the Lord under the custody of her husband, Jehoiada I, the High Priest of Israel.  During these seven years, the life in Judea and Jerusalem went through a cultural-revolution.  The temple in Jerusalem was shut down and the Queen Mother Athalia completed and dedicated a temple to Baal in the city of Jerusalem.


It was in the year 835 BCE, almost seven years since their last king was killed, a counter-revolution led by the High Priest Jehoiada I began.   The young Prince Yehoash (Joash) was presented to the military command in the city garrison.  The military command quickly converted to the loyalties of the son of King Ahaziah, the youthful Prince Joash. 


Looking down the Kidron Valley from the Strategic View of King David’s Palace – Photo by Robert Mock


King Joash 9 (835-796 BCE), the infant Jehoash (Yohash or Joash), was known by many a Good King JoashFor seven years, the throne of David was usurped by the Phoenician born daughter of Queen Jezebel from Tyre, the murderous Queen Mother, Athalia (841-835 BCE), until the young boy Josiah was reinstated to the throne.  In the zeal of his youth, the Kingdom of Judah was cleared of its Baal-worship on the high altars throughout the country.  The temple of Jerusalem was repaired, restored and re-opened, while the temple to Baal and all the pagan altars and idols were shut down or destroyed.  The rule of Torah reigned over the whole land as long as his uncle, Jehoiada, the high priest, lived as the counselor of the royal court


With the death of his revered and aged counselor, the High Priest Jehoiada, at the age of 130 years, King Joash did not demonstrate the spiritual fortitude to stand firm against the encroaching seductive influence of Baal worship.  Towards the end of his life, he apostatized and once again the city of Jerusalem saw images of gods set up within Jerusalem. The prophet Zechariah the son of the High Priest Jehoiada came with oracles of warning from the God of Israel and it was King Joash who responded by ordering him to be stoned to death. This was quickly followed by calamities.   The Syrians overcame his military and arrived to the gates of Jerusalem demanding tribute.  King Hazael’s Syrian rule was bought off with tribute and in the aftermath, the king was mortally wounded.  In forsaking the Lord, King Josiah had also lost honor and respect of his own people, and in his wounded state, the royal ministers in the palace conspired and murdered him in his bed.

King Amaziah (Amatzia) 10 (796-767 BCE, co-regent in 801 BCE, was captured, released and restored in 792 BCE). This son of King Joash became co-regent with his father in 801 BCE, upon his severe military wounds. After Joash was murdered by his court advisors, King Amaziah took over the throne of King David. The question that must be asked, was King Amaziah involved in the plot to assassinate his father, King Joash, in order to gain full rule to the throne more quickly?


Amaziah sought to enlarge the influence of his kingdom, so he invaded the country of Jordan and brought the ancient Ammonites back under Judean subjectionProud of his military exploits, he challenged the king of Israel, Jehoash, to battle and was not only defeated but captured and brought to the city of Jerusalem in chains.  The city in stead resisted and placed the 16 year old son of King Amaziah, Prince Uzziah, on the throne.  After a lengthy siege the city was taken, Prince Uzziah was taken prisoner to Syria and King Amaziah was reinstalled on the throne.


The Uzziah Tablet at the Israeli Museum –

Photo by Robert Mock


With the rise of the Israeli rule of King Jeroboam II in the Northern Kingdom, King Uzziah was released and escorted by military detail back to Jerusalem.  Little is known of these last years, except, in the last year, the courtiers in the palace of the king conspired to assassinate their king.  Did King Amaziah remember what was done to his father earlier?  What we do know was that King Amaziah fled to Lachish but was tracked down by hired assassins, who killed him and brought his body back to Jerusalem where he was honored with a burial in the royal sepulcher


King Uzziah 11(Avozihu, Azariah, or Oziah) reigned on two accessions between the years 767-740 BCE, a total of 52 years.  His first accession was in 792 BCE when his father was taken prisoner following a disastrous battle defeat with Israel.  Then he ruled again for the second time in 767 BCE when his father, King Amaziah was murderedWere the same counter forces that eliminated King Joash and brought King Amaziah to power, again in place to eliminate King Amaziah and bring King Uzziah to power? 


This noted king of Judah married Jerusha, the daughter of the Zadok II, the high priest.   Through this union they begot the Crown Prince Jotham, and his brother, Prince Tabael, the father of Prince Elkanah.  The kingdom of Judea prospered during the years of his reign and he undid the military disasters of his father, by taking back Gaza, Jordan, and ArabiaInstead of thanking the God of Israel for his success, King Uzziah became arrogant about his goodness and prosperity. 


In a bid to assume the role of the priest of Israel, King Uzziah was determined to burn the incense on the golden altar that stood before the Holy of HoliestHe wanted to assume the role of spiritually beseeching the God of Israel for the national interests of the Jewish peopleHis royal highness became angry when his actions were opposed by Zadok the high priest and the temple priests. 


The Foundation of the Gihon Spring Tower – Photo by Robert Mock


While in the midst of offering the incense before the Lord, a catastrophic earthquake hit the land of IsraelIt became one of the noted catastrophic events in biblical historyAt that time, King Uzziah broke out with leprous lesions all over his body, an event that forced him to retire from public office and live in a quarantined environment the remainder of his life.  His son, the Crown Prince Jotham, assumed the affairs of the nation, while his father lived in a retired “separate house” while becoming a noted agriculturalist in his second career of his life. King Uzziah, who by his wife, Jerusha, the Zadokian Levitical daughter of the High Priest Zadok II, became the father of: (1) Crown Prince Jotham, (2) Prince Tabael (Isaiah 7:6), and (3) Prince Elkanah, who would in the future have rival claimants to the throne instead of King Ahaz. 


Expanded Lineage of the Royal Family from King Uzziah to King Zedekiah


It was in 1931, that a professor in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, E.I. Sukenik, discovered a funerary inscription, the “Uzziah Tablet”, in the collection of the Russian Convent that was located on the Mount of Olives. According to the Aramaic script, this tablet is believed to have come from the later part of the Second Temple Period, before or during the life of Yehoshua (Jesus).  Yet, the place of its provenance was not known.  This stone tablet tells of the reburial of the remains of King Uzziah in the year of 733 BCE.  As is inscribed on the Uzziah Tablet:


“Hither were brought the bones of Uzziah King of Judah and do not open.”


This reminds us that within the reign of King Uzziah there arose the prophetic ministry of two powerful prophets of Israel, the Prophet Isaiah and the Prophetic Herdsman, Amos.


Isaiah 6:1 – “In the year that King Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.”

Amos 1:1 – “The words of Amos, who was among the herdsmen of Tekoa, which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah, king of Judah.”


King Uzziah became the father of;


King Jotham 12 (740-735 BCE the Crown Prince and co-regent starting in 750 BCE) He was also known as Prince YotemHe was married to Princess Ahia, the Hebrew daughter of the Benjaminite Sheikh of the House of King SaulTogether they had two children; Crown Prince Ahaz and his sister, Princess Yaba, who was given by her brother, in a dynastic marriage to Tiglath-pileser III, the King of Assyria (745-727 BCE).


Hezekiah’s Tunnel in Ir David (City of David) – Photo by Robert Mock


King Jotham also sought a dynastic marriage with the hopes of reuniting the Kingdoms of Judah with Israel.  It was strategic move by both the House of Jotham in Jerusalem, and the House of Jeroboam II in Israel, to marry King Jeroboam’s grand-daughter, Princess Abijah, the daughter of the Crown Prince Zechariah to King Jotham’s son, Crown Prince Ahaz in a geo-political bid to resurrect the glorious Golden Years of the United Monarchy of IsraelUnfortunately this alliance collapsed with the murder of Israel’s King Zechariah twelve months before King Jotham’s son, Crown Prince Ahaz, the awaiting Prince-Regent was able to take rule in Jerusalem.  The House of Jehu, and the reformations that it brought to the Northern Kingdom collapsed and imperiled the hopes of the unification of the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah until the time of the end and the arrival of the Maschiach ben Dovid (Messiah son of David).  It also collapsed the religious reunification of the two houses, for the House of Jehu fell into the hands of usurping rulers.


This godly ruler was unable to reverse the secular and corrupt cultural lifestyle of the subjects within his kingdom as they assimilated the cultures of the nations around them.  The spiritual rule of the father began to clash with the secular concepts of rulership by his co-regent son, Crown Prince AhazHolmes suggests that King Jotham was “retired” (so to speak) by his son, Ahaz, in a palace coup, and lived the remainder of his life under house-arrest.” King Jotham 12, who by his wife, Ahia, the Hebrew princess, the daughter of the Benjamite Sheikh Azrikam of the royal House of King Saul, became the father of;


King Ahaz’s 13 (735-726 BCE, co-regent in 743 BCE) total years of reign were sixteen yearsThe geo-political vision of the Kingdom of Judah under the rule of King Ahaz shifted to the globalist world of the Assyrian Empire. It was he who initiated the global interests of Assyria into the inter-regional politics of the nations surrounding Israel. That action would have a catastrophic affect upon the Northern Kingdom, who within three decades would no longer exist.


It was King Ahaz, not his grandfather King Uzziah, who gave his sister, Princess Yaba as a dynastic bride to the rising Assyrian world Emperor Tiglath-pileser III.  It was the Prophet Isaiah who focused on the hazards of the religious and political folly of bowing to the globalist vision of AssyriaYet, as today, this globalist world view of Ahaz was a signature of “progressive politics” that also reintroduced idol worship and introduced for the first time into Jewish society the worship of Moloch, a god who required the sacrifice of newborn infants, not much unlike the modern cultural pro-choice view of abortion by demand today.  King Ahaz was not only a modernist in the world of “political correctness” but was an internationalist, as opposed to keeping his Jewish society as a “set-apart” people in covenant with the God of Israel. His geo-political actions should be a history lesson reminder to the Jewish globalists pushing the ascending power of the western “Golden Internationaleof the Rome sponsored European Union fronted by the military might of the United States.


The Traditional Pool of Salome

Photo by Robert Mock


The children from his marriage to the Israeli Princess Abijah, the daughter and heiress of King Zechariah of the House of Jehu in Israel were three: an unnamed infant son, who his father offered as aliving fiery sacrificeto the god of Moloch (2 Kings 16:3), Crown Prince Maaseiah who was murdered at war by Zichri, a military officer of King Pekah of Israel, and the youngest son, the future King Hezekiah.  As a “man of all seasons”, King Ahaz got caught in the regional wars of his neighborhood kingdoms.  When invaded by King Pekah of Israel who along with Syria, Jordan and Gaza placed a siege around Jerusalem, it was King Ahaz who appealed for the imperial intervention of the Assyrian King Tigath-pileser III.  He not only subjugated his besieging neighbors, but also put Judah as a vassal state of Assyria.  As the years of rule continued, the kingdom of Judah sank further and further into idolatry with pagan shrines and deities scattered throughout Jerusalem and the high altars of Judea.  When he died, the nation did not mourn and their Jewish historians regarded King Ahaz as one of the worse of the Jewish kings.  King Ahaz 13, who by his wife, Israeli Princess Abijah, the daughter and dynastic heiress of King Zechariah of Israel of the House of Jehu, became the father of his youngest son;


King Hezekiah 14 (726-697 BCE) is one of the most noted kings of Judah.  He married Hephzibah, and from this union had three children(1) Princess Bilhah who married a foreign prince, (2) Crown Prince Manasseh, (3) Prince Amariah, who became the father of Prince Gedaliah, who became the father of Prince Ahikam, who became the father of Governor Gedaliah, who was set up to rule by King Nebuchadnezzar after the exile of King Zedekiah and the death of all his sons, the princes of Israel. 


Hezekiah inherited a nation whose international relations were in shambles, its government was disorganized and its religion was in rebellion to the God of IsraelSaddled with debt in tribute to Assyria, caused by his father’s disastrous global national policies, the first act of his reign was a religious reformationThe temple of the Lord had been closed.  Idols were scattered all around the kingdom.  The population was being destroyed by the thousands of infants offered as “living sacrifices” to the fiery flames of Moloch.


The Newly Excavated Pool of Shalom

Photo by Robert Mock


The temple of the Lord was immediately reopened, repaired, and purged of the foreign deities that were scattered on its precinctsSo great did the zeal of the reformation become that King Hezekiah destroyed the “brazen serpent” that Moses hung on a pole as an object of healing, had now become an object of worship against the God of their forefathersEven the festivals of the Lord were reinstituted, especially Passover”.


It was during the sixth year of King Hezekiah’s reign, in the year of 721 BCE, that the Northern Ten Tribes of Israel” were conquered by the Assyrians after a siege for three years.  The entire population was deported and resettled across the provinces of Assyria.  It would be another nine years (713 BCE) when Sennacherib, the commander of the armies for Sargon the Great that would bring the Assyrian army to the gates of Jerusalem, only to leave after a tribute was paid. 


Over the next twelve years, Hezekiah sought to spread the reformation of Jerusalem to the rest of the Diaspora by inviting the deported Israelites to return to the “House of the Lord” in celebration of the three great yearly festivals.  This plan never materialized as the Assyrian military governor was opposed to it. Yet, during many of these years, King Hezekiah fell dangerously illWhen he did recover, the long awaited birth of a son came, and the entire kingdom went into a celebration


The year of Prince Manasseh’s birth, his sister, Princess Bilhah, left the city to marry a foreign prince.  Not long afterwards a delegation from Babylon came on a diplomatic visit to Jerusalem.  At that visit, King Hezekiah opened the treasures of the temple and showed them all the wealth of his kingdom. It was the Prophet Isaiah who chastised him for such intemperance and lack of strategic insight.  The Babylonians would someday return, the next time to conquer and possess


It was in the year 701 BCE, that King Hezekiah’s alliance with King Shabako of Egypt provoked a second invasion, this time by King Sennacherib.  The Egyptian army was repulsed by the Assyrians, when they came to the assistance of King Hezekiah. Fortunately, the foresight of this noble ruler led the king to order a massive tunneling project to divert the Gihon Springs, whose waters rose outside the walls of the city, through a tunnel into the city.  It brought for the first time, a permanent water source inside the city walls of Jerusalem (2 Kings 20:20).


Rock Tombs on the Side of the Kidron Valley near the Site where the Tombs of the Kings should be Located – Photo by Robert Mock


When the city was finally besieged, and King Hezekiah became literally “like a bird in a cage” that hand of the Lord of hosts visited the Assyrian army, when a billion volt bolide from the stratosphere caused a great “blast” that virtually vaporizing the entire army of SennacheribIt left only their metal military weapons and shields behind.  According to legend, only King Sennacherib escaped for his military tent was apart from the main encampment of the soldiers.  He returned burnt very badly back to Assyria, where he met his death within a year. 


King Hezekiah was now a hero, the kingdom of Judah was in peace for the next five years and he died with great lamentations across the entire landscape of Judah.  King Hezekiah 14, who by his wife, Hephzibah, became the father of a daughter, (1) Princess Bilhah who married a foreign prince, (3) Prince Amariah and upon his death, the rule of King Hezekiah was turned over to his son, the Crown Prince of Judah (2), Manasseh. 

King Manasseh, 15 (697-642 BCE) who by his wife, Meshullemeth, the daughter of Haruz of Jotbah, became the father of;

King Amon 16, (642-640 BCE), who by his wife, Jedidah, the daughter of Adaiah of Bozkath, who was a temple priest of the House of Aaron, and became the father of; (1) Crown Prince Josiah, (2) Prince Kareah, who was the father of Prince Johanan, a later claimant to the throne of David.  We get a hint of the possible prophetic role of this Prince Kareah and his son, Prince Johanan in theDavidic Dynastyby the published genealogist, David Hughes, who wrote:


David Hughes - “Prince Johanan maybe identified with "Ion, son of Kari" in ancient Irish annals. If so, he was the ancestor of a dynasty of rival claimants to King David's Throne in "a far off place" or "in the isles of the seas". Here, according to British-Israelism, "the isles of the seas" in "a far off place" refers to the British Isles.”


King Josiah, 17(640-609 BCE), who by his 1st wife, Zebidah, the daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah, became the father of two sons; Crown Prince Johanan (Yohannan) the oldest and Prince Eliakim his brother, who changed his name to King Jehoiakim upon his accession.


Looking Down the Kidron Valley towards the Palace of King David

Photo by Robert Mock


King Josiah by his 2nd wife, Hamutal, the daughter of Jeremias of Libnah (Prophet Jeremiah?) became the father of two additional sons;

Prince Shallum, the oldest, who changed his name to King Jehoahaz upon his accession, and

Prince Mattaniah, who changed his name to King Zedekiah, on his accession to the throne.


Crown Prince Johanan 18 was killed in battle with his father, King Josiah against Pharaoh Necho III in the year of 609 BCE.  He had no sons, and one daughter, Princess Tamar, who became dynastic heiress of the House of Solomon

Princess Tamar, Queen & Dynastic Heiress 19 (Numbers 28:8; 36:8)

She married 1st -  Prince Neriah, Distant-Cousin, Lineage of Prince Nathan (Luke 3:27), was 21st in male-line descent from King David, and to his descendants, the legal royal lineage of the House of Solomon was transferred and preserved during the Babylonian and Persian captivity.

Married 2nd Prince Jehoiakin (Jeconiah), was calledThe Captive” or Assir, who became the 1st Exilarch (King in Exile), over the Jews during the "Babylonian Captivity". Their son was:

Crown Prince Zedekiah 20 who died young about the year of 598/597 BCE) and was the 20th in descent from King David through Queen mother, Tamar. The Dynastic Lineage became Extinct.


King Jehoahaz 18(609-598 BCE), was born as Prince Shallum and was placed or usurped the throne by the 2nd wife of King Josiah, Hamutal upon the death of the Crown Prince Yohanan. He was removed from the throne by Pharaoh Necho III Wehemibri and taken hostage to Egypt where he died. This Line went Extinct.

King Jehoiakim 18(609-598 BCE), who was born as Prince Eliakim, was the younger brother of Crown Prince Johanan.  He became the father of:

Prince Jehoiakin 19, (King Jeconiah called "The Captive” or Assir), who became the King of Judah in the year of 598/597 BCE.   He ruled on the throne for three months while the city of Jerusalem was surrounded by the forces of King NebuchadnezzarJeconiah married Princess Tamar 19, who became Queen Tamar 19. Together, they had one son;

Crown Prince Zedekiah 20 who died at a very young and premature age, and the official royal line of King Solomon through King Jeconiah officially became Extinct.


The Upper Room (Site of the Last Supper) that

Sits directly over the Tomb of King David

Photo by Robert Mock


King Jeconiah gave up the throne to spare Jerusalem. When he arrived in the land of Babylon, he adopted Princess Tamar’s sons by Prince Neriah. King Jeconiah thereby effectively transferred the legal title of the Throne of David from the royal House of Solomon to the non-royal House of Nathan. This was a Torah provision that the Babylonian rulers had no concept of understanding.


King Zedekiah 18, (598/7-587/6 BCE), was born as Prince Mattaniah by the mother, Hamutal, believed to be the daughter of the Prophet Jeremiah (Jeremias of Libnah).  King Zedekiah became the last king of Judah.


The Gospel of Luke Lineage of the non-Royal House of Prince Nathan

Gospel of Luke 3:23-38


The first thing we note is that this genealogy, in the Gospel of Luke, comes from the non-royal lineage of Prince Nathan, the older brother of King Solomon, both of whom were born to Queen Mother Bathsheba.  She was the last and 10th wife of King David that history records was the love of David’s heart. This was a love that he literally was willing to “kill for”.  This act to Bathsheba’s first husband, Uriah the Hittite, where he was placed on the front lines of David’s military warriors and died defending his king and his country, placed King David under specific rebuke by the Lord of hosts through the Prophet Nathan.  King David, with his transparent and repentant heart, was not only restored to the special favor of God, but through this wife, was born, the last of twenty two sons, Prince Jedidiah, who would become the heir to the throne, and the recipient honoree to build the House of the Lord that in history would be named after him, the famed Temple of Solomon.


This lineage notes the facts of the paternal descendants going back to Prince Neri(ah) ben Melchi, who was the father of Prince Shealtiel by his wife, Princess Tamar, the daughter of Crown Prince Johanan, and the granddaughter of Good King JosiahPrince Shealtiel in turn was adopted by King Jeconiah, the 2nd husband of now Queen Tamar, who in turn adopted Prince Shealtial and his siblings, a fact commanded in Torah law, that allowed the legal transfer of the inheritance, whether physical inheritance or the royal inheritance to the throne.  The conditions were; as long as the dynastic heiress married within her tribe for the physical inheritance (House of Judah) and married within her father’s house (House of David) for the royal title of inheritance to the throne of Kings David and Solomon


By this date, while in exile in the land of Babylon, the lineages of all other known lineages of the royal House of Solomon had become ExtinctYet it did something very special.  It placed a shield of protection to the royal Davidian descendants from the imperial globalists of Babylon, who sought to destroy every royal descendant of the royal House of David, the House of King Solomon, so that there would not be any uprisings or threats to the monarchy of the Babylonian imperial dynasty of King Nebuchadnezzar.


Here is the genealogy of Yehoshua (Jesus) from King David, as documented in the Gospel of Luke.


34 = 34th Generation from Adam

                                                                                                            David, King of Israel 34 à

                                                                                                Nathan ben David 35 à

                                                                                    Mattatha(n) ben Nathan 36 à

                                                                        Menan (Menon or Menna) ben Mattatha 37 à

Tel Dan Stele                                                            Melea ben Menan 38 à

                                                Eliakim ben Melea 39 à

                                    Jonan (Jonam) ben Eliakim 40 à

                        Joseph ben Jonan 41 à

            Jude ben Joseph 42 à

Simeon ben Jude 43 à The “House of David” as inscribed in Aramaic on a basalt stone victory stele (858-824 BCE) excavated at Tel Dan by Avraham Biram (1994) in the near Galilee – The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

            Levi ben Simeon 44 à

                        Mattat(han) ben Levi 45à

                                    Jorim ben Mattat 46 à

                                                Eliezer ben Jorim 47 à

Jose ben Eliezer 48 à

                                                                        Er ben Jose 49 à

                                                                                    Elmodam ben Er 50 à          

Cossum (Cosam) ben Elmodem 51 à

            Addi ben Cossum 52 à

Melchi ben Addi 53 à

Neri(ah) ben Melchi 54 à

Salathail (Shealtiel) ben Neri 55 à ben Salathail 56 à


We will now carry this lineage from the 8th Persian Governor of Judea, Zerubabbel, who was now a royal Davidian Prince of Israel, down to the final lineage of the ancestral family of Yahshua ben Yosef ben Dovid (Jesus, the son of Joseph, the son of David). 


Head of King David,(c.1145) Cathedral of Notre-Dame placed on the Portal called Saint Anne, that is located on the south portal of the west façade – Met Museum in Paris, France


            Zorababel ben Salathail 56 à

                        Rhesa ben Zorababel 57 à

                                    Joanna ben Rhesa 58 à

                        Jude ben Joanna 59 à

            Joseph ben Jude 60 à

Semel ben Joseph 61 à

            Mattathiah ben Semei 62à

                        Maath ben Mattathiah 63à

                                    Naggai ben Maath 64 à

                                                Esli ben Naggai 65 à

                                                            Nahum ben Esli 66 à

                                                                        Amos ben Nahum 67 à

                                                                                    Mattathias ben Amos (or Semel) 68 à

                                                                                                Joseph ben Mattathias 69 à

                                                                                                            Johanna ben Joseph 70 à

                                                                                                Melchi ben Johanna 71 à

                                                                                    Levi ben Melchi 72 à

                                                                        Matthan ben Levi 73 à

                                                            Two half-brothers, Joseph of Arimathea and Heli 74

                                                Joseph ben Matthan of Arimathea 74 à

                                                            Anna bat Joseph of Arimathea 75

                                                Heli (Prince Alexander III “Helios) ben Matthan 74 à

                                                            Miriam bat Heli 75 à

Yahshua ben Miriam 76 (Jesus son of Mary) 78


The Solomonic Senior Descent Lineage from Queen Tamar, the wife of King Jeconiah, to the Twin Princes, Tobit and Onaid


The Traditional Tomb of Jesus that is Directly under the Hebrews Nazarene Synagogue and the Upper Room – Robert Mock


As we continue this study will focus on the descent lineages of the Abiudite Line and the Onaidite Lines that continues from Queen Tamar’s descendants by the Prince Neriah.  As we have now learned, he descended from the older brother of King Solomon of the approved lineage from the marriage of King David’s tenth and last wife, Queen Bathsheba.  These children were adopted by the Solomonic descendant, King Jeconiah that was the only Solomonic and Nathan lineage preserved through the Babylonian captivity to Queen Tamar and Prince Neriah’s grandson, Zerubabbel, the prince of Israel in Persia. 


This was the Biblical Zerubabbel, who took the first return of the Jews back to the land of Judah from their land of captivity in Babylon-Persia and became the first Persian governor in Judea.  This was also the same Zerubabbel who became the progenitor ancestor of all the Davidian lineages to this date, yet this certain lineage was approved by Ezra the Scribe, because the ancestral mother was the Jewish princess, Esthra, who was Zerubabbel’s cousin. She was the daughter of Prince Pedaiah, Zerubabbel’s father, Prince Shealtiel’s, brother, where in some genealogies Zerubabbel is called the “son” (“in-law”) of PedaiahLet us now track this genealogy, as documented in the Gospel of Luke.


Queen Tamar was the Queen and Dynastic Heiress 19 (Numbers 28:8; 36:8) of her father’s house, Crown Prince Johanan (Yohanan), the oldest son of King Josiah. She;

Married 1st Prince Neriah, was a distant-cousin of the lineage of Prince Nathan (Luke 3:27), who was 21st in male-line descent from King David, whose real son was Prince Shealtiel;

Married 2ndKing Jehoiakin (Jeconiah, called “The Captive” or Assir, was the 1st Exilarch (King in Exile) over the Jews during the "Babylonian Captivity", whose adopted son was:


The Mikvah Purification Baths of the

Jewish Nazarene Ecclesia near the

Upper Room and the Tomb of David

Photo by Robert Mock


Prince Shealtial (Salathiel) 20 was the designated presumptive heir after the early  death of his uncle, Crown-Prince Zedekiah. The Solomonic Line had now become officially Extinct.  By the Mosaic Torah premises, the dynastic heiress, Queen Tamar, was able, by the adoption of her son, Prince of Israel Shealtial, to King Jeconiah (Jehoiakin) to effectively transfer and continue the royal title of King David from the House of Solomon to the adopted descendants of the House of Nathan.  Prince Shealtiel succeeded as the 2nd Exilarch over the Babylonian Jews and became the father of:

Prince Zerubabbel 21 was the royal post-exilic Jewish heir, and 3rd Exilarch of Babylonian Jews (c 545 BCE).  He led the liberated Jews back to Jerusalem, and became the 8th Babylonian-Persian Governor of Judea (537/536 BCE); plus the 1st Patriarch of Jerusalem (537/536 BCE); took title Prince of Israel (c. 515 BCE).


He was recalled by the Persian Shah Darius (513 BCE), and executed in (510 BCE) in the suspicious attempt to start a new Jewish State. It is also believed that Governor Zerubabbel incensed his brother-in-law, the Shah of Persia, when he divorced his Persian Princess wife, Rhodogune, under the edict of Ezra the Scribe, and sent her back to Persia disgraced and dishonored. He was the father of:

Prince Meshullam 22, was the 4th Exilarch; and brother to Prince (C)hananiah, 5th Exilarch who was appointed by Ezra the Scribe. His sister, Princess Shelomith, became the wife of Elnathan, Governor of Judea who was a Prince of David and the ancestor of the famed Hillel the Great lineage. From this lineage almost all the Nasi or Presidents of the Great Sanhedrin came from since the days of Yahshua HaMaschiach (Jesus the Messiah). He was the father of:

Prince Hashubah 23 was the oldest of five brothers of the royal House of Meshullam. He was the father of:

Prince Hattush 24 became a Prince and Patriarch (447-445 BCE). He was declared royal heir by Ezra the Scribe.  He was the father of:

Prince Anani (Hananiah) 25 was the Prince and Patriarch (425 BCE), who became the father of twin sons:

Tobit 26A (400 BCE) and twin brother, Onaid 26B, who became the ancestors of the Two Senior Royal Lineages; the Tobaite Line and the Onaidite Line.


Prince Johanan – Heir to the Parallel Davidian Lineage in the British Isles


King Jeconiah married his cousin, Tamar, the daughter of the late Crown-Prince Johanan, his uncle, who was the son of Prince Kareah, who was the brother to Good King Josiah, both the sons of wicked King Amon. Here we have an interesting dynastic shift, for Prince Johanan (Yohannan) did not have a son, but only a daughter called Princess Tamar. 


The Church of All Nations at the Garden of Gethsemane – Photo by Robert Mock


According to the judification of the Sinai rules given by Moses the Law-giver, there was a conditional clause where the only child, a daughter could be the family heiress, and gain the family tribal inheritance.


Numbers 27:8 – “And you shall speak to the children of Israel, saying: If a man dies and has no son, then you shall cause his inheritance to pass to his daughter.”


This transfer of the family tribal inheritance happened only as long as the daughter married someone within the house of her father, and her father’s tribe, in this case the House of Judah. 


Numbers 36:8 – “And every daughter who possesses an inheritance in any tribe of the children of Israel shall be the wife of one of the family of her father’s tribe, so that the children of Israel each may possess the inheritance of his fathers. Thus no inheritance shall change hands from one tribe to another, but every tribe of the children of Israel shall keep its own inheritance.”


Yet, the stakes were higher in the case of the royal family inheritance of the House of David. Every dream of every young princess of the House of David in the Nation of Judah was to be the ancestral or real mother of the future messiahYet, there was a more remarkable provision in the case of the family tribal Davidian royal inheritance.  When there was no son, this young princess could become the dynastic heiress and gain the family royal inheritance.  At the same time, this royal dynastic princess heiress could also become the ancestral or potentially the mother of the coming Maschiach Yisra’el (Messiah of Israel).


Yet, the Royal genealogies, the Jewish scribes and chronologers did not include the names of the daughters who were eligible to be dynastic heiressesTherefore we do not find Princess Tamar’s name within the royal genealogies in 1 Chronicles 3.  As we shall soon see, the understanding of Tamar’s relationship in the royal dynastic lineages, explains solutions for perplexing problems.  Let us noticed how the Jewish chroniclers recorded only the sons of the kings as we read:


The Non-Inclusion of Princess’ Names in the Royal “Chronicles” of Judah


I Chronicles 3:10 – “Solomon’s son was


                                                            Abijah was his son,

                                                                        Asa his son,

                                                                                    Jehoshaphat his son,

                                                                                                Joram his son,

                                                                                                            Ahaziah his son,

                                                                                                Joash his son,

                                                                                    Amaziah his son,

                                                                        Azariah his son,

                                                            Jotham his son,

                                                Ahaz his son,

                                    Hezekiah his son,

                        Manasseh his son,

            Amon his son, and

Josiah his son.


The sons of Josiah were

            Johanan the firstborn, the

            second Jehoiakim, and

            third Zedekiah, and the

            fourth Shallum

The sons of Jehoiakim were

            Jeconiah his son, and

            Zedekiah his son.

The sons of Jeconiah were Assir,

                        Shealtiel his son, and

Malchiram, Pedaiah, Shanazzar, Jecamiah, Hoshama, and Nedabiah.


King Amon, the 17th King of Judah in descent from King David, was wicked through and through his heart.  He was the son of King Manasseh (16th King of Judah), who also was evil, and made the kingdom of Judah so evil that even the foreign rulers like Esarhaddon, the emperor of Assyria, reprimanded him for his evil waysKing Manasseh repented of his evil ways in the dark dungeons of Assyria and returned to Jerusalem with a reformed heart, bringing restoration and peace to the Kingdom of Judah.


Yet King Manasseh’s son, King Amon, who came to rule at the age of twenty two, was even more wicked than his father.  He followed the idolatries and pagan worship of his father, King Manasseh.  There comes a time when a person is so wicked that evil people even desire their deathAnd so it was with King Amon. 


King Amon was assassinated in the palace in Jerusalem, in what appeared to be a court conspiracy or a palace coupThe conspirators sought to inspire the Nation of Judah to once again revolt from Assyria and seek their independence.  The conspirators and murderers were killed and the kingdom of Judah’s spiral into total chaos and degradation was halted for a time.


Panorama of the Mount of Olives from the Temple Mount – Photo by Robert Mock


Yet, the finger of the Lord was moving the kingdom of Judah to fulfill His divine will.  King Amon married Jedidah, the daughter of the temple priest called Adaiah, who was a descendant of the House of AaronJedidah had two sons; Good King Josiah who was the crown prince, and Prince Kareah, Josiah’s younger brother


Prince Kareah became the father of a Prince Johanan, whose name will go down in history as creating a whole new dynastic house of the House of David. Born historically to an evil father, Crown prince Josiah and Prince Kareah’s mother, Jedidah, was a God-worshipping mother.  Her family was a Levitical family and connected with the temple worship of God.  In spite of her evil husband, the King of Judah, she remained faithful to the God of Israel and portrayed a visible witness and the great influence of a righteous mother.


What is even more important to recognize was that out of the loins of wickedness, as seen in the reigns of Kings Manasseh and his son, Amon arose two young men, who looked to the God of their forefathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob and became spiritually pure and noble men in their own generationsOne became Good King Josiah, who brought the greatest reformation to the land of Israel since the days of King David.  The other was King Josiah’s brother, Prince Kareah, may have participated in the reformation of King Josiah


It was Good King Josiah’s son, the Crown-Prince Johanan, who did have only one daughter, Princess Tamar. She was destined to become the dynasty’s heiress for an alternative royal lineage parallel for the descendants of Good King Josiah.


Influence of Queen Tamar on the Genealogy of Mary’s Ancestors


When all the histories, legends, Talmudic writings are taken into consideration with the extant documentations of family relations, we find some interesting family links.  Good King Josiah became married to Zebidah, the daughter of Pedaiah of RumahThere in the foothills west of the Sea of Galilee, her home was about six or seven miles northeast of modern Nazareth and about five miles southeast of CanaTo the west of Rumah there loomed the 1,740 foot peaks of Mount Carmel overlooking the Mediterranean Ocean.  To the south there rose the 1,929 foot peaks of Mount Tabor.


The Ancient Broad Wall cutting through the new Jewish Quarter – Photo by Robert Mock


What attracted Crown Prince Josiah to this young maiden, we do not know. Neither do we know about her heritageWithin this Jewish royal family were born two sons, Crown Prince Johanan (Yohannan) and his younger brother, Prince Eliakim, who later became the 20th king of Judah, King Jehoiakim.


King Josiah married (1) Zebidah, the daughter of Pedaiah of Rumah and had two sons:

Prince Johanan (Yohannan) the eldest and crown prince and; King Jehoiakim (Prince Eliakim) who became the 20th King of Judah, upon his brothers premature death in the war with Pharaoh Necho of Egypt.


Crown Prince Johanan, called Yohannan in Hebrew, became married, but his wife’s name did not come down to us in the historical record.  They had no sons, and this Jewish Davidian royal line appeared to be threatened for extinctionYet their one daughter, Princess Tamar, would become one of the most unknown yet remarkable Jewish women in history.


Due to the special provisions for tribal inheritance within the Mosaic Code that would allow an only child, a daughter, to become the tribal inheritor of her father’s estate, Tamar was destined to carry in her bloodlines the progressively rare genes of King Solomon, who built the Temple of the Lord that bore his name, called the Temple of Solomon.


In order to protect the Solomonic genetic bloodlines and the royal dynastic inheritance, Princess Tamar married a husband that was Jewish (House of Judah), and a Davidian from an non lineage within the House of King David, Crown Prince Neriah. Here we are introduced to Princess Tamar’s first husband, called “Neri” in the Gospel of Luke’s lineage of Princess Miriam that was of the non-royal Davidian lineage of Prince Nathan, the older brother of King Solomon. 


The Cross-Over Dynastic Heiress Transfer from Nathan’s Non-Royal Lineage to Solomon’s Royal Lineage


King Josiah, son of Manasseh, King of Israel

Prince Johanan (Yohannan) the oldest and crown prince married first (1) “name not known”. Out of this marriage union were no sons, and one daughter, Princess Tamar.


The Mikvah Baths at the Palace of the

High Priest (Ananus the Elder) at

St. Peter in Gallicantu on Mount Zion

Photo by Robert Mock


Princess Tamar went on to become the dynastic heiress of the Solomonic Lineage.  Tamar married first:

1.    Prince Neriah as her 1st husband and had five children.

Prince Shealtiel (Salathiel), the heir to the throne of David after the death of King Zedekiah in Babylon. He became the 2nd Exilarch of Babylon (c 545 BCE).  His son was:

Zerubabbel, was the Prince of Israel and the Post-exilic royal heir, or the 3rd Exilarch of Babylon (c. 545 BCE), 8th Governor of Judea (c. 537/536 BCE), the 1st Patriarch of Jerusalem or Prince of Judah (c. 515 BCE, who was recalled, imprisoned (513 BCE) and executed (510 BCE).

Malchiram – no known descendants, therefore lineage became Extinct.

Pedaiah (Phadaia), the father of Esthra, the 3rd (Jewish) wife of Zerubabbel (her cousin) à Lineage continues with the Lineages of Zerubabbel.

Shenazzur (Sin-ab-Usur) - children but the lineage became Extinct.

Jekamiah (Yekamia) – no known descendants, therefore lineage became Extinct.

Hoshama (Hochama) – no known descendants, therefore lineage became Extinct.

Nedabiah, father of Shemphat (S(u)mbat), the royal ancestor of the Bagratids (Bagratuni) of the Caucasus States.

Princess Tamar the married as her 2nd husband;

2.    King Jeconiah, and they had only one child, a son:

Prince Zedekiah, who died in his youth, insured that this lineage became Extinct. 


What is amazing about all the weaving within the matrix of history was that God was able to preserve the dynastic lineage of the royal House of King Solomon and do this by the Torah provisions given by the God of Israel to Moses on the mount called Sinai over one thousand five hundred years prior to the birth, life, ministry and death of Jesus the Messiah (Yahshua HaMaschiach).  It allowed legally under Torah jurisprudent law to convert the  title, that is the “royal title to the throne of David” from a legitimate royal lineage from the House of Solomon that was going extinct, to a non-royal lineage of the same ancestral father, King David, the same ancestral mother, Queen Bathsheba, and from the same ancestral tribe, the Tribe of JudahEven without a physical father, Jesus the Messiah (Yahshua HaMaschiach), carried the royal title of the royal House of Solomon legally through his mother, Princess Miriam, that young “temple virgin” who was orphaned because her father, Prince Heli, the Davidian and Hasmonean Prince Alexander III “Helios” was executed by King Herod the Great on charges of sedition to the Herodian throne for being a Prince of the House of David and a Hasmonean Prince.


The Davidian Lineage through the Nasi and Prince of Israel, Hillel the Great

To the Riccio Family of Italy, Abravanel Family in Spain and Portugal, the Palaeologi Family of Greece, and the British Royal Family


David 1, King of Israel, begot

Shephatiah 2, son of King David by his 6th wife, and, the father of

Daniel 3, begot

Nathan 4, begot

Maacha 5, begot

Jedija(h) 6, begot

Manasseh 7, begot

Ephraim 8, begot

Gilhon 9, begot

Joash 10, begot

Joshua 11, begot

Nathan 12, begot

Jehoram 13, begot

Ezra(m) 14, begot

King David leading The ArkTola 15, begot

Simeon 16, begot

Amon 17, begot

Moche 18, begot

Melchi 19, begot

Aminadab 20, begot

Elnathan 21, Governor of Judea c. 510-490 BCE, who married Shelomith, the daughter of Zerubabbel, 3rd Exilarch of Israel, and begot                        

King David bringing the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem

Judah 22, begot

Uriah 23, begot

David 24, begot

Solomon 25, begot

Ahithophel 26, begot

Abimelech 27, begot

Nathan 28, begot

Gideon 29, begot

Avraham 30, begot

            Baasha 31, begot

            Ephraim 32, begot

            Joash 33, begot

            Jehoshaphat 34, begot

            Eliezer 35, begot

            David 36, begot

            Solomon 37, begot

            Uzziah 38, begot

            Hezekiah 39, begot

Hillel the Great 40, Nasi of the Great Sanhedrin, Patriarch and Prince of Israel from 20 BCE to – 10 CE, who became the ancestor of the Hillelite Line, was the President of the Sanhedrin when Yahshua (Jesus) spoke with the Priests and the Elders during His Passover visit, at the year of His bar Mitzvoth.  Prince Hillel was the father of;

Simeon I Ha-Nasi 41, who was the Patriarch/Prince, (10-30 CE), and either he or his son, Gamaliel I, was the President of the Sanhedrin at the trial of Yahshua (Jesus).  He begot;

Gamaliel I "The Elder" 42 was the Patriarch/Prince c. 30/43-68 CE, and was a candidate to participant at the trial of Yahshua (Jesus) before the Great Sanhedrin in 30 CE. He begot;

            Simeon II 43 was the Patriarch/Prince, 68-70 CE, begot

            Gamaliel II 44 was the Patriarch/Prince, c. 90-110 CE, begot

            Simeon III 45 was the Patriarch/Prince, 135-165 CE, begot

            Judah I Ha-Nasi 46 was the Patriarch/Prince, 165-217 CE, begot

            Gamaliel III 47 was the Patriarch/Prince, 217-225 CE, begot

            Judah II (Joullos) (Jude Nesi'ah) 48 was the Patriarch/Prince, 225-250 CE, begot

            Gamaliel IV 49 was the Patriarch/Prince, c. 250-265 CE, begot

            Judah III 50 was the Patriarch/Prince, c. 265-330 CE, begot

            Hillel II 51 was the Patriarch/Prince, c. 330-365 CE, begot

            Gamaliel V 52 was the Patriarch/Prince, c. 365-380 CE, begot

            Judah IV 53 was the Patriarch/Prince, c. 380-400 CE, begot

Gamaliel VI 54, Nasi, Patriarch/Prince, c. 400-415/425 (d 426 CE), the last "Nasi" of his line, who was deposed by Byzantine Emperor Theodosius II, who abolished the Palestinian Patriarchate, and, the father of three sons, who were

            Reza 55, the ancestor of the Riccio Family of Italy,

            Abraham "Helevi" 55, the ancestor of the Abravanel Family of Spain & Portugal; and

            Ezra 55, the ancestor of the Palaeologi Family of Greece.

See David Holmes, “The Davidic Dynasty” – Table 20: From Israel to Byzantine Empire to Briitain.


The “Last Days” of the Kingdom of Judah


King Zedekiah has now come down in history as the last king of Judah and the last king of the House of David.  He was the youngest of four sons of Good King Josiah, and the younger of two sons by Josiah’s 2nd wife, Hamutal, of whom there is good credible evidence was the daughter of the Prophet Jeremiah, called Jeremias from Libnah


The Byzantine Cardo, Jerusalem’s Main Throughfare as noted in the Madaba Map of Jerusalem – Photo by Robert Mock


King Zedekiah’s wife, whose history did not record her name, gave him six sons and three daughters.  They include in part:


1.    Crown Prince Malchijah (Melchiah) (Jeremiah 38:6);

2.    Prince Mulek, who according to the mythologies of the Jews escaped the massacre of the royal princes by King Nebuchadnezzar;

3.    Princess Maacha was carried as hostage with her guardian and grandfather, the Prophet Jeremiah, and died by illness in the land of her exile, Egypt.

4.    Princess (No Name) was reputed to have married the ruler of the House of Saragossa, the reigning dynastic house in Spain, and

5.    Princess Tamar (Tephi), who was reputed by different traditions to have married a British Prince (Holmes) or the son of a Scythian Prince, whose lineage traces back to the House of Zarah, the twin brother of Pharez, who were the two sons of the Patriarch Judah by his illicit relationship with his son’s wife, Tamar. 


It was the last years of the Kingdom of Judah.  Never again, to this date, would the Jewish  people have total sovereignty over their destiny by a king or ruler of the house of David, until the prophetic time of the end.  The nation of Judah was seething in nationalistic aspirations with two major camps of geo-political globalist opponents; the Egyptian camp and the Babylonian camp.  Both were dead options for the complete sovereign national existence as “one people under God, with liberty and justice for all” was not a viable option.  This ideal of governance was to be a theocracy whose high priest carried the divine counsel for their national existence from the oracular stones of the Urim and the Thummin, the prophets carried the divine warnings and promises, and the messiah-king would be the one who transacted this divine counsel into government policy based on the divine principles.  Was it not the Prophet Zechariah, who spoke these words of counsel during those same years?


Zechariah 8:16-17“These are the things you shall do; Speak each man the truth to his neighbor; give judgment in your gates for truth, justice and peace; let none of you think evil in your heart against your neighbor; and do not love a false oath.  For all these are things that I hate,’ says the Lord.”


Yet, in the era of King Zedekiah, the kingdom of Judah was spiraling towards her final endAgitation and sedition were ripe in every street corner. It was hard to perceive, were they being destroyed externally by enemies who sought their destruction, or were they being destroyed internally by hatred, evil, and denial of the ultimate sovereignty of their GodThey, as today, is a remarkable example of a nation that could achieve international recognition for justice and honor if they would only remember to keep the same covenant that their God had given to King David who transmitted this covenant to his son, the future King Solomon;


Panorama of the Temple Mount from the Mount of Olives – Photos by Robert Mock


I Chronicles 22:13 – “Only may the Lord give you wisdom and understanding, and give you charge concerning Israel, that you may keep the law of the Lord your God. Then you will prosper, if you take care to fulfill the statutes and judgments with which the Lord charged Moses concerning IsraelBe strong and of good courage; do not fear nor be dismayed.” 


The hints evoked in the reformation of Good King Josiah gave them witness that peace would come to their land if only they, as a nation, would “keep the law of the Lord your God”, and “fulfill the statues and judgments with which the Lord charged Moses concerning Israel.”  Yet, here in their midst was a weak king, Zedekiah, who was advised by a strong and faithful grandfather, the Prophet JeremiahKing Zedekiah was unwilling to take strong action.  Though his intentions were good, he vacillated between the two extremes political camps, while at the same time, he was fearful of the public opinion. 


King Zedekiah also had another handicap, his nephew, King Jeconiah was still holding court in the land of Babylon and many of his people still looked to King Jeconiah as their lawful king, not ZedekiahHis authority was constantly challenged, and his legitimacy was questioned.  Was he not only an appointee of the King of Babylon?


At the same time, King Zedekiah listened to the counsel of his aging grandfather, the Prophet Jeremiah, who had advised his father, King Josiah to national greatness.  But many of his royal counselors were enemies and sought the death of the prophetEven in prison, and in the dungeon, the king continued to seek his adviceIn the end, the king saved the life of his grandfather the prophet, but he was not able to save him from the hatred of the divergent camps that were tearing the fiber and soul out of the Jewish society.


Then in the eighth year of his reign, the city became alive with the visiting emissaries from all the countries around Judea.  The traditional enemies of Judah had been Gaza, Egypt, Syria, Jordan (Ammon and Moab) and Arabia (Saudi Arabia).  They were the ones his ancestral fathers had fought, sometimes winning and sometimes loosing in the constant bid for hegemony and power in the Middle EastThis year, rebellion was ripe, for the Pharaoh of Egypt, Hophra, was making a military alliance to set up an opposing global power to oppose the rising sun of the new imperial giant, BabylonAll the nations were aligning themselves, and even though their God, the God of the Universe, had warned them not to align themselves with the nations of the world, the physical temptation and threat of reprisal won the opinion of the day.  Soon their city was surrounded again by the enemy forces of King Nebuchadnezzar.  Then suddenly the enemy vanished.  The mood of elation and jubilation ricocheted across the city. Then from ecstasy and joy to bewilderment and fear took over the citizens of Jerusalem as the daily news reports came by couriers, the mighty army of Egypt had fallen to the mighty army of King Nebuchadnezzar.  Within weeks, the city of Jerusalem back was under siege. This was the “time of the end”. 


Still the Jewish people did not call upon the Lord.  They did not invoke the high priest to petition the God of Israel to stand by their side.  There was no discussion about emuna or the absolute faith in the sovereignty of the Almighty One of Israel, and neither was this faith transmitted in deed and action amongst themselves


For sixteen months, the Jewish defenders held out against the inevitable end.  Famine and starvation spread from house to house, and outbreaks of communicable diseases raced from street to street.  The will of God’s chosen people was broken. Yet, they still did not call upon the Name of the Lord.


Soon the primary defense of the northern walls was breeched, and the Babylonian enemy poured into the city.  The secondary defenses were soon overwhelmed.  Then the streaming Babylonian troops headed towards the center of the city, at the Temple of Solomon.  They fanned outward, fighting house to house, street by street, ransacking, pillaging, raping the women, and massacring indiscriminately the old, the women, and the children.  The city of Jerusalem was torched. The splendid Golden House of Solomon was in flames as the gold was melting off the walls.  The destruction of the city was complete, and the first and most glorious first temple of Solomon was completely destroyed. BibleSearchers has documented, the Temple of Solomon was virtually empty of all the treasures of Solomon by the time the Babylonians arrivedThis was the secret of the Prophet Jeremiah, the family advisor to the king, his nephew.  He knew that the temple had been virtually emptied of his famed treasures. It was he, who under the command of King Josiah, responding to the prophetic messages and instructions given to the Prophet Jeremiah himself, had commissioned a secret commando unit of priests to carry these treasures to the crypts below the temple, and down the mighty tunneling system that went for upwards to twenty miles towards the plains of Jericho.  There in the hillsides, wadis, and ravines of the wilderness, they began to hide first, the “Ark of the Covenant” then all the priceless regalia of the high priest, and finally the golden vessels, the furnishings, the massive supply of gold and silver bullion, and even the secret diamond bit cutting stones that King David had used in saws to prepare for the building of this most glorious edifice to the God of Israel. 


The Destruction of Jerusalem


As the Babylonians headed to the palace of the king, King Zedekiah was underground in the caverns, along with the royal family, the queen, and all the children in flight with their trusted government’s high level ministerial staff, and specially trained army detail that were to protect the royal family.  They headed towards protective custody and exile to their allies; the Edomites, the Ammonites, and the Moabites.  Instead of trusting their God, they put their faith in their veteran enemies for over thousand years.  But they were betrayed, and captured as they exited upon the plains of Jericho


The King of Judah was taken with his family to Riblah to the military headquarters of King NebuchadnezzarHere was the global ruler, who had put him into power, and entrusted him to keep his kingdom loyal to the international political and economic interests of their global empire, Babylon. Here was the ancient “Golden Internationale”.  The king was chastised for his unfaithfulness and breaking his oath of servitude to him


Then before his eyes, his sons were massacred, and then his eyes were gouged outHis last visible memory would forever be his sons, lying in pools of blood, for the oaths that he did not keep.  In his mind, the entire lineage of the royal family of Solomon was now destroyedHis nephew, King Jeconiah, was still alive and now solitary confinement in Babylon, also for active rebellion in BabylonJeconiah’s family lineage was now extinct.  Here now, lying dead before him was the last of the physical descendants of the royal house of David and SolomonIt was now over. The promises of God appeared to have now completely failedKing Zedekiah, blinded, was bound in chains and taken to BabylonThere in the prisons he languished until his death, nine years later.


There was one last hope for the Jewish people.  They could only trust in physical and  tangible evidence and not the promises of God.  Once again, they failed to call upon the Name of the Lord.  There they felt that there was still one more hope.  A collateral cousin from the more ancient lineages from King Hezekiah, the ancestor of the Prophet Daniel, was a prince called GedaliahThough his lineage was obscure, it is believed that he was descendant of Prince Amariah, the son of Queen Hephzibah and King Hezekiah, who had a son called Gedaliah, and a grandson called Ahikam, who was the father of now the Governor Gedaliah


St. Peter’s at Gallicantu as the Site of the

Palace of the High Priests of the Family of

Ananias and Caiphas the High Priests

Photo by Robert Mock


The Primary Lineage of Prince Gedaliah


King Uzziah à son, King Jotham à King Ahaz à King Hezekiah à Prince Amariah à Prince Gedaliah à Prince Ahikam à Prince Gedaliah


The Secondary Lineage of Prince Gedaliah


King Uzziah à son, King Jotham à brother, Prince Tabael (Isaiah 7:6) à son, Prince Elkanah à son, Prince Meshullam à son, Prince Azaliah à

son, Prince Shaphan à son, Prince Ahikam à son, Prince Yerahmeel à son, Unknown Claimant


Governor Gedaliah was given charge of the family of King Zedekiah, his wife, and his daughters, for in Babylonian governance the woman could never carry the mantle nor the legal title to the throne, so the daughters were sparedGedaliah was not given the title of king but was promoted as Governor over the few indigenous Jewish families that were left in the land.  He was made a governmental officer of Babylon and accountable directly to King Nebuchadnezzar himself. Soon the people who had earlier fled to the surrounding safe havens began to trickle back into the land of Judea.  There they began to surround the mantle of authority given to the now Jewish Babylonian Governor of Judea, Prince Gedaliah


He was now residing at the new capital of the Babylonian province of Judea, the ancient Hebrew ancestral meeting arena called Mizpah.  Within two months, at a feast with supporters, Governor Gedaliah was assassinated by Prince Ishmael, a rival claimant to the throne of David.


Prince Ishmael was one of the vagrant princes in the backwaters of Judean society that were now rising in the vacuum of political power to claim their fame as a Prince of DavidHe was a charismatic leader of the Jewish nationalistic patriotsTogether they dreamed of reestablishing an independent Jewish state with Prince Ishmael as the new King of Judah.  As the son of Prince Nathaniah, his claim to the throne went back to the third of the five sons of King Rehoboam by his 1st wife. 


The Primary Lineage of Prince Ishmael


King Rehoboam à Prince Shamariah (Semariah) à 9 generations à Prince Azrikam à Prince Michaiah àPrince Achbor à Prince Elishama à Prince Nathaniah à

Prince Ishmael


The war weary and demoralized peasant population that remained in the wastelands of Judea was in no mood for another uprising, another rebellion, or another siege in the land of Judea.  They were content to live unnoticed and in the absence of any national hope, temple, or the presence of the divine in the oracles of the prophets.  The Nationalist Party of Ishmael faltered for the want of any public support, so he vanished to Jordan where he and his nationalist party fled in exile to the protective custody of King (Baalis?) of Jordan (Jeremiah 41:4-16)Prince Ismael and his descendants disappeared into Extinction.


The Pool of Bethesda where Jesus Healed the Blind Man – Photo by Robert Mock


Then a final Prince arose, Prince Johanan, the son of Prince Kareah, the brother of King Josiah arose and expelled Prince Ishmael.  He took over the rule of the province of Judea, but the reality of the grim tidings was beginning to set in.  There were strong expectations that King Nebuchadnezzar would return to seek vengeance on anyone who might have been associated with the murder of his appointed Babylonian governor, Gedaliah


So in fear and desperation, Prince Johanan made preparations to flee into exile, this time they took with themselves, the Prophet Jeremiah, who was left behind free in the land of Judea and the daughters of King Zedekiah, who appeared now to be in the custody of the Prophet Jeremiah.  This would only be reasonable, for the prophet himself was their great grandfather.  All the oracles and warnings from the God of Israel that he had given to King Zedekiah had come true. 


Now as refugees, Prince Johanan, forced the Prophet to accompany him.  In essence this was a forced abduction of the remaining royal family by a distant royal cousin.  It was to the Egyptian province of Tahpanhes (Daphnae) that was at the border of Egypt (Jeremiah 43:7) that the refugees headed. There in the region known as the “Quasr Bint el Yehudi” or the “The Palace of the Jewish  King’s Daughter” which legend and traditions from either the Jews or the ancient Irish myths, identity as Tamar Tephi, the daughter of King Zedekiah or a daughter of the Crown Prince Johanan.


True to the prophecy of Jeremiah, the Babylonian Emperor Nebuchadnezzar II sent another military expedition to Judea to seek vengeance for the murder of a Babylonian appointed governor.  This expedition moved beyond the borders of Judea and headed to Egypt, where the family of King Zedekiah was understood to have been abducted by the Davidian princes seeking to establish another Jewish national stateBy this time, the daughters of King Zedekiah along with the Prophet Jeremiah had exited the official Jewish history and entered the legends of the ancient Irish and the Celtic people.




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The Jewish Exilarchs, the Governors, and the “Nasi” or Princes of Israel

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The Patriarchs (Nasis or Princes of Israel) of Jerusalem and the Governors of Judea

The Jewish versus Conventional History of the Persian Empire

The Genealogy of the Persian Kings

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The Zadokian Lineage of Ezra the Scribe

The Official High Priest List from Sinai through Solomon’s Temple

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The Genealogy of Ezra the Scribe



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The Religious Heritage of Miriam, the Chosen Princess, as the Granddaughter of a High Priest


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The Jewish Temples in Egypt and the Zadokian High Priest Influence of the Ancestors of Jesus


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‘Out of Egypt, I will Bring My Son’ - The Family of Prince Joseph


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The Legacy of the Jewish Freedom Fighters in the Ancestors of Jesus


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The Maccabees and the Abomination of Desolation


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