Alice C. Linsley
Jesus is a descendant of the royal priest lines of Matthew or Matthan. Hippolytus recorded that Mary’s mother was one of three daughters of a priest named Matthan. The name Matthew and variants of the name appear in the lines of both Mary and Joseph (as shown in the lists below). These are lists of ruler-priests.
Analysis of these lists in Matthew's Gospel and Luke's Gospel reveals a pattern of intermarriage between the lines similar to the pattern found with the lines of Ham and Shem intermarried and the lines of Abraham and Nahor intermarried.
Among Abraham's royal Nilo-Saharan ancestors the word Hat was used to designate rulers. Hat·shep·sut or Hat·shep·set was an Egyptian queen who died around 1482 BC. Hat-hor was the mythical mother of Hor, the son of Ra, the Creator. Her name is her royal title. and among the devotees of Horus (the Horites) "hat" was used to designate rulers. A name that is commonly found among the Horite ruler-priests is Matta or Matthew. It is also sometimes spelled Mattai and Mattan/Matthan.
The name Matthan and its variants are derived from the word meaning “gift” and can also refer to the “giving’ of Torah. Mattaniah means “gift of God” and is a priest's name (1 Chron. 25:4, 1 Chron. 25:16 and 2 Chron. 29:13 ).
These lists reflect a marriage and ascendancy pattern like that of the Genesis king lists.
Related reading: David's Royal City; The Lines of Ham and Shem Intermarried; Jesus' Horite Lineage; The Order of Melchizedek; David's Bloodline; The Ark Rested in Bethlehem; The Significance of Galilee in Matthew's Gospel; The Virgin Mary's Ancestry; Joseph's Relationship to Mary