I belong to a Why Catholic group and a question came up about Jesus being of the line of David. The question was how could this be since Joaeph was His foster father and not biologically related to Him. I thought that I had read somewhere that Mary was also descended from the line of David. Is this so? If so, is it in one of the gospels?
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*]If Joseph isn’t Jesus’ father, how can Jesus be the Son of David?
*]**Do we know for certain the Blessed Mother’s lineage? **
*]Do we know Jesus’ genealogy?