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Davidic Genealogy

With the new computer (not so new anymore, but still…) I had to switch over from Legacy software to Reunion for my genealogy research. Legacy is a very good tool, but alas, they have not seen fit to produce a version for the Mac. I’m learning my way around Reunion and am generally pleased. It doesn’t handle BC dates very well, which would only be a concern for somebody like me who tries to make heads or tails of all the genealogical data in the Bible, but conversely it seems to have some pretty powerful tools for creating charts and tables. Here is one I just whipped up for the Davidic royal family.

Descendants of Jesse

You’ll note that I include traditional as well as biblical data—and I’m still trying to track down actual documentation for some of these genealogical claims. I leave it to the users to determine how much of this information is even remotely credible; personally I’m at least as interested in how these data have been appropriated by much later generations.

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  1. Anne says:

    I have always wondered about the intriguing possibility suggested by some of the ancients that the Temple had kept complete geneaological registers of the people of Israel (or at least the men). Destroyed in 70, but that wouldn’t have stopped (say) Hillel.

    What happened the *previous* time the Temple was destroyed? Inquiring minds want to know …

    Take care & God bless
    Anne / WF

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