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David / throne of


Occurrences:  24

First Reference:  Yeshua 2:12-13


Now in the month of Nisan there came out unto the river Jordan a company of scribes and Pharisees seeking John, and there was with them certain men of the Herodians, and one of them asked, saying: “If you are truly a prophet of God as these many believe, then tell us truly: By what sign shall we know the coming forth of the Anointed One?

For the scriptures say that even so great a one as he shall come to his temple. Tell us, therefore, by what means shall we know him, for many have come who would take to themselves the throne of David, who by their pretenses deceived many, which thing caused that all Israel should suffer.”


See:  Son of David

Summary:  Born c. 1040 BCE, according to Biblical sources David was considered a righteous king responsible for uniting the kingdoms of Israel and Judah, and establishing Jerusalem as Israel’s national capital. David was an important figure within the context of Jewish Messianism during the time of Yeshua. According to the Hebrew Bible and Jewish tradition, the Messiah was prophesied to come from the lineage of king David, gather the Jews, and usher in an era of peace, among other things.


As Yeshua’s popularity increased, a vibrant debate arose surrounding the prospect of Yeshua being the Messiah foretold of in Hebrew scripture (II Samuel 7:12-16). Many, including some of Yeshua’s disciples and leaders within the political party known as the Zealots, hoped Yeshua would fulfill the Messianic prophesy: assume the throne of David, become the king of Israel and liberate the Jews from the yoke of Roman rule (Yeshua 29). Yeshua consistently maintained he had no interest in earthly kingship, and made a concerted effort to avoid being entangled in the political agendas of others. However, there were many with political and religious power who considered Yeshua’s growing acclaim as a threat to their own authority and position (Y:30:1-3). This led to plots against Yeshua’s life and was a significant factor behind his crucifixion.



Azrael’s Commentary — Eleazar Ben Menachem (excerpt)


Head of the Zealots, Eleazar was a gruff, no-nonsense man whose only goal in life was to throw Rome out of Palestine and re-create the Jewish state of Israel. Once this was achieved, Eleazar wanted to place Yeshua upon the throne of David to be King of Israel. When Yeshua refused his offer, Eleazar began to think of Yeshua as a traitor; and he began to spread the rumor that Yeshua was more of a magician and a charlatan than anything else.[...]



Azrael’s Commentary — Simon Zealotes


A zealot who first followed John the Baptizer and later became a disciple of Yeshua. Appointed by Yeshua as one of the first apostles, Simon Zealotes often found it difficult to understand Yeshua. Simon Zelotes wanted revolution; Yeshua spoke of peace. Simon Zelotes wanted war and blood; Yeshua spoke of loving one’s enemies and of turning the other cheek. Simon Zelotes fervently desired the restoration of the kingdom of David; Yeshua preached the kingdom of Heaven which had already descended, even though few could see it. And although Simon Zelotes found it difficult to understand the profound spiritual forces which motivated Yeshua, he could not deny the obvious and profound powers which Yeshua revealed through the healing of the sick and the raising of the dead.


The betrayal of Yeshua by Judas turned Simon Zelotes against the Zealots and towards peace. After the resurrection, Simon became a devoted disciple and apostle, working tirelessly in building bridges between Jews and Gentiles. Simon Zelotes was stoned to death in Babylon in 62 CE; his body was thrown in the city dump for wild animals to eat.




Now there came unto John certain of his disciples and one of them, being a Zealot, spoke, saying: “Rabboni, we know that you are sent by God unto the people, tell us, therefore, by what power shall the Anointed One throw off the power of Rome. For at his coming we would lift the sword against the oppressor, that we might establish again in Jerusalem the throne of David.”

Yeshua 2:33


If we thus let him alone, then all Israel will believe in him; and if it so be that he would take by force the throne of David, then shall the Romans come and take away both our place and nation.”

Yeshua 5:19


Therefore, if you will but speak the word, even we shall gather unto you all Israel that you might take unto yourself the throne of David.

Yeshua 15:61


And one of the disciples said: “Twenty and four prophets spoke in Israel, and all spoke of you. Why, therefore, will you not restore again the glory of David?”

And Yeshua answered, saying: “Why will you leave the Living One which is even now before you, that you might go and speak of them which are dead?

Look upon the Living One and you shall live, lest you die in your sins and the Living One you shall see no longer.”

Yeshua 29:58-60


Now when it was evening, Judas went forth unto Caiaphas to betray the Lord; for he believed that if the Lord should be taken by force, then would he surely proclaim himself the son of David:

To take unto himself the throne of power whereby he might establish Israel in great glory.

Yeshua 45:9-10

Daughter (Mahaleenah)
David (Son of)