Was Yashua from the House of David – Via Judah (A KING) Through Joseph?
Bible scholars put a lot effort into analyzing Yashua’s heritage. According to Scripture, Yashua’s “legal” father Joseph came from the House of David in order to fulfill prophecy, and was of Judah, the “Royal Line.” The Messiah was to come from the tribe of David and is alluded to in the Old Testament: in Chronicles, Samuel, the Psalms, Jeremiah and of course, Isaiah. We find corroboration in the New Testament that Joseph (Yashua’s legal father) is the one from the lineage of David here:
Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from G*D to a city in Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. Luke 1:26-27 NASB The Birth of Jesus Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that a census should be taken of the whole empire. This was the first census to take place while Quirinius was governor of Syria. And everyone went to his own town to register. So Joseph also went up from Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to the city of David called Bethlehem, since he was from the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to him in marriage and was expecting a child.”
Whether you follow Matthew or Luke’s genealogy, and whether you believe that they are factual history or simply theological constructs, both trace his ancestry back to the house of David. This is why the Holy Family went to Bethlehem for the census. Several websites analyze these differences between Mathew vs. Luke accounts and spout many theories. I personally agree with the argument that Joseph had two fathers, a biological one and an adoptive one, according to Levirate marriage tradition. Deuteronomy 25:5, which easily explains the discrepancy of lineage.