We're back to lineage and the claim that Jesus is "David's seed."
Except Jesus was not David's seed.
The real messiah must be a descendant of King David and his son, King Solomon. In order to be in line for the throne, a Davidic heir, the messiah must have a Jewish mother (Jesus' mother, Mary, was Jewish) and the biological father must be her husband and he must be a human male, descendant himself from Kings David and Solomon through a Jewish mother and a father with that pedigree. . .
Yet, according to Luke 1:36 Mary, a married woman (married to Joseph) was impregnated by the "holy spirit" -- not her husband. This immediately means Jesus was not the "seed" of David no matter what the anonymous author of Luke might have put into the "mouth" of the angel speaking to Mary.
Another huge mistake by the author of Luke is he eliminates Solomon from Jesus' lineage!
The T'nach tells us that the right to David's throne passes only through his son Solomon -- bypassing Solomon the author of Luke chooses David's son Nathan -- thus disqualifying Jesus from any claim to the throne even IF Joseph had been his biological father. Note the chart to the left which is found in UriYosef's article Genealogical Scams and Flimflams.
The T'nach (Jewish bible) makes it clear that the messiah must be descended from King David and King David's son Solomon. Some missionaries will claim that the "promise" that the throne must pass through Solomon is conditional, but this is untrue.
Shmuel Beit / 2 Samuel 7:12-16 – When your days (King David) will be completed and you will lie with your forefathers, then I shall raise up your seed after you, that which will issue from your loins, and I shall establish his kingdom. (13) He shall build a Temple for My sake, and I shall make firm the throne of his kingdom forever.
And then read Divrei Hayamim Alef / 1 Chronicles 22:9-10 – Behold a son will be born to you; he will be a man of peace, and I shall give him peace from all his enemies around about, for Solomon will be his name, and I shall give peace and quiet to Israel in his days. (10) He shall build a House in My Name, and he shall be to Me as a son, and I to him as a Father, and I shall prepare the throne of his kingdom forever.
And while you're at it read M'lachim Alef / 1 Kings 8:15-20; Divrei Hayamim Alef / 1 Chronicles 17:11-15, 22:9-10, and 28:3-7. Torah is clear that the messiah must be a physical offspring of both David and Solomon. The Torah specifies that blood rights, such as tribal lineage, are transmitted exclusively from a father to his biological sons. Whenever the Israelites were selected to serve in the army, it was done "according to the house of their father" (Bamidbar / Numbers 1:17 - 18).
To explain away the two conflicting lineages for Joseph (who is not even Jesus' biological father) some missionaries will claim that Luke is actually giving Mary's lineage. "Mary" (if she even existed) was Jewish, her tribal affiliation is completely irrelevant as her offspring's tribal status would have been that of the biological father. A woman does not pass tribal status, and her status changes to that of her husband's tribe upon marriage.
Bottom line: there are prophecies that the messiah will be from David's sperm (seed), through his son Solomon. G-d further promises that David's right to the throne is eternal (even though there has been no Davidic king since Zedekiah, the last Davdic king, reigned 2600 years ago (600 years before Jesus' supposed birth). Here is the lineage for the David kings ("ben" means "son of"):
David ben Yishai (Jesse)
Solomon ben David
Rehoboam ben Solomon
Abiyam ben Rehoboam
Asa ben Abiyam
Yehoshaphat ben Asa
Yehoram ben Yehoshaphat
Ahaziah ben Yehoram
Yehoash ben Ahaziah
Amaziah ben Yehoash
Uzziah ben Amaziah
Yotam ben Uzziah
Ahaz ben Yotam
Hezekiah ben Ahaz
Menasseh ben Hezekiah
Amon ben Menasseh
Yoshiyahu ben Amon
Zedekiah ben Yoshiyahu
This time the list maker of the "365 prophecies" does indeed mention true messianic prophecies -- but psalms are not prophecies. The prophecies were given in "Prophets" (Nevi'im) and the psalm simply reiterates known prophecies. T'hillim / Psalm 89 (the claimed prophecy by the list maker) is a lamentation over the fall of "Malchut Bet David," the Davidic royal dynasty. It recalls (not prophesies) the prophecies given in Shmuel Beith / 2 Samuel 7:12-16, Divrei Hayamim Alef / 1 Chronicles 22:9-10, M'lachim Alef / 1 Kings 8:15-20; Divrei Hayamim Alef / 1 Chronicles 17:11-15, 22:9-10, and 28:3-7. The psalmist speaks at length of G-d's promises to David that his throne shall endure for eternity and achieve widespread fame and success (messianic indeed -- and not fulfilled by Jesus who, if he ever lived, died 2000+ years ago).
The claim that Jesus was the seed of David is false. Jesus was not the "seed" of David. Jesus was never a Jewish king (messiah). He never reigned. His line did not live after him -- and the throne has set empty for 600 years before Jesus and 2000 years after him. . .
The real messiah will be a Davidic heir -- from David's sperm through a Jewish mother and a Jewish father of the tribe of Judah, descendant of both Kings David and Solomon (adoption does not "work" -- another missionary excuse).
The real messiah will restore David's throne -- fulfilling the actual messianic prophecies that the messiah will indeed be both a Davidic king and that the right to the Jewish throne is eternally with David's heirs through Solomon. It simply has not happened yet, thus Jesus did not fulfill the prophecies.