Prophecy – Jesus Christ’s Ancestor Is Judah
Date: 1859 B.C.
The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, until he comes to whom it belongs and the obedience of the nation is his. Genesis 49:10 (NIV)
Date: 2 B.C.
Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah . . . Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. Matthew 1:2, 16 (NIV)
Therefore Pilate entered again into the Praetorium, and summoned Jesus and said to Him, “Are You the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered, “Are you saying this on your own initiative, or did others tell you about Me?” John 18:33
Therefore Pilate said to Him, “So You are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say correctly that I am a king. For this I have been born, and for this I have come into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” John 18:37
Now there was also an inscription above Him, “THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.” Luke 23:38
This prophetic reference is about Christ or the Messiah, who would be the ruler or King. He would descend from Judah. A Jewish reference to this passage says, “How noble is the King, Messiah, who is going to rise from the house of Judah.” Jesus Christ’s ancestor is Judah.