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Heir to the throne of David

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 4:37 pm
by Hephzibah
Is there a place in the sacred scriptures, where a king did not have a son, but daughter only? Are there laws to clarify what would happen in such a case? Any help here would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance! :)

Re: Heir to the throne of David

Posted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 10:35 pm
by Swalchy
I honestly can't think of a place in the Tanakh where such a thing happened. Pretty sure they either had several wives and kids, or died childless (or had themselves and their entire family slaughtered, but hey).

I also don't think there are any laws regarding what happens if an Israeli King only has a daughter. Pretty sure it's presumed that they'll always end up with a son.

Re: Heir to the throne of David

Posted: Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:28 pm
by Hephzibah
Do you ever read the Talmud?

A Levite man is prohibited from marriage out side of his tribe right? But a woman is not?

Thanks again!

Re: Heir to the throne of David

Posted: Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:54 pm
by Swalchy
I have read parts of the Talmud, but didn't feel the need to waste my time reading much more of it.

Where in the Tanakh is a Levite prohibited from marrying outside of his clan?

Re: Heir to the throne of David

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:47 pm
by Hephzibah
Leviticus 21 & 22 I believe?

Re: Heir to the throne of David

Posted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:56 pm
by Swalchy
The only prohibitions for whom a Levite Priest can marry is that the women is neither divorced, a whore, widowed, and is still a virgin (Lev 21:7 & 13-14) :)