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Thread #35605   Message #3541562
Posted By: GUEST,listemily
25-Jul-13 - 10:35 AM
Thread Name: Origin: Turtledove Done Drooped His Wings
Subject: RE: Origin: Turtledove Done Drooped His Wings
I just heard this song for the first time (sung by Crow Jane) and it charmed me. My interpretation of "David's line" was the descendents of David. Not being religiously knowledgeable I googled the phrase and saw on wikipedia:
"Modern Davidic Descendants: The Imperial Solomonic Dynasty of Ethiopia and the royal Bagrationi Dynasty of Georgia claim descent from the House of David. Although both lines are non-reigning royal houses, both claims of descent enjoy a high degree of legitimacy from their respective Orthodox Christian churches and form an important element of national identity in both modern Ethiopia and modern Georgia."
"In Bible prophecy, several verses relate to the future of the Davidic line. Christians (including Messianic Jews/Jewish Christians) argue that Jesus fulfills these prophecies, while skeptics and Jews (in general) disagree."
So there seems to be the possibility of a double meaning here, if this is originally a slave song. Clearly this is wild speculation, but it could mean both, "In my faith I am a descendent of Jesus & David" and "Though I may be a slave here, I am a literal descendent of David".