Genesis 49:10 A glimpse of the anti-christ?

The Jews will accept only a Messiah from the Tribe of Judah

“The scepter will not depart from Judah, nor the staff from between his feet, until Shiloh comes and the allegiance of the nations is his.” — Gen 49:10


The Jewish  -antichrist-  or false messiah will be a King and a Priest in the eyes of the Jews

(antichrist credentials must be as close to the real Messiah as possible)

He will descend from both the line of Judah and the Aaronic line, which will be genetically tested.

 “Take the silver and gold and make a crown, and set it on the head of the high priest, Joshua son of Jozadak. 12 Tell him this is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Here is the man whose name is the Branch, and he will branch out from his place and build the temple of the Lord. He who will build the temple of the Lord, and He who will bear the honor and sit and rule on His throne. Thus, He will be a priest on His throne, and the counsel of peace will be between the two offices.” Zechariah 6:11-13



“God told the prophet Zechariah to place a crown on Joshua’s head: “Take the silver and gold and make a crown, and set it on the head of the high priest, Joshua son of Jehozadak” (Zechariah 6:11). Joshua was already the high priest, and the prophet was to symbolically crown him king. The coronation was to serve as an encouragement to Joshua in his work of rebuilding the temple. Also, it was a visual prophecy of the future Messiah—who would be both high priest (Hebrews 6:20) and king (Matthew 27:11).  Significantly, the name “Joshua” is the Hebrew equivalent of the Greek name “Jesus.” Thus, the priest-king Joshua was a foreshadowing of the coming Messiah, and the similarity extended even to his name.”

Note also: “the Joshua mentioned in Zechariah is a different person from the Joshua whose name is used as the title of the biblical book of Joshua. That Joshua was the assistant to Moses who led Israel across the Jordan River and led their conquest of the Promised Land in 1400 B.C.

The Joshua of Zechariah 3 was a Levite and descendant of Aaron in post-exilic Jerusalem in approximately 538 B.C. Joshua’s name also appears as “Jeshua” and is listed as one of the first of those returning from Babylon in Nehemiah 7:7: “They came with Zerubbabel, Jeshua, Nehemiah, Azariah. . . .” “

Jesus Christ — The True Messiah —  however,  descends from the Davidic line and is the high priest from the order of Melchizedek — not the Aaronic line!

According to Wikipedia, ” The Christian gospels claim Jesus descends from the Davidic line (King David)  and thus is the legitimate Hebrew Messiah. The New Testament books of Matthew and Luke give two different accounts of the genealogy of Jesus that trace back to King David. “


Where within the lineage of Judah could the antichrist  ‘hide’  ancestrally and be revealed falsely as Messiah at the time of the end, confounding Jews and even new believers in Christ?


I believe the antichrist line may begin with Nahshon,  the son of Aminadab, and prince of the children of Judah at the time of the first numbering of the tribes in the wilderness ( Exodus 6:23 ). His sister Elisheba was the wife of Aaron, the high priest.



According to the Hebrew Bible, Nahshon was a son of Amminadab, descendant in the fifth generation of Judah, and brother-in-law of Aaron.[2][3][4] According to the Greek New Testament,[5] he is also the father-in-law of Rahab. He was an Israelite and a Judahite, and a member of the Perezite and Hezronite clans, through his descent from Jacob, Judah, Perez, and Hezron, respectively.

0- Jacob

1. Judah — Tribe of Judah Lineage

2. Perez

3. Hezron

4. Ram

5. Amminadab

6. Nahshon: Prince of the children of Judah

7. Salma or Salmon married Rahab the Canaanite prostitute**** Here in time is the possible lineage point  where some scholars question whether Rahab was the natural mother of Boaz and also clearly shows missing genealogies in Ruth 4. In addition, we do not know the mother of Salmon. None of this takes away from the true Messiah, Christ Jesus… but it could possibly hide the ancestry of the false messiah, leading present day Jews and post rapture believers in Christ to be convinced of the authenticity of the false Jewish messiah. His credentials will be nearly scripturally flawless.

8. Boaz

9. Obed

10. Jesse

11. David

Wikipedia Cont:

According to the Book of Numbers, Nahshon was at least 20 years old during the census in the Sinai, during the Exodus.[6] By the same account, those of the Israelites who were among the original number that had set out from Egypt, of whom Nahshon was one, did not survive the forty-year sojourn in the wilderness to enter the Promised Land of Canaan.

Nahshon was appointed by Moses, upon God’s command, as prince and military commander of the Tribe of Judah and one of the leaders of the tribes of Israel. Although his tribe was fourth in the order of the Patriarchs, at the dedication of the Tabernacle he was the first to bring his dedicatory offering.[4] His title or role is translated into Modern English variously in the New Revised Standard Version, as “leader” and census-taker, [7] one of the “heads of their ancestral houses, the leaders of the tribes”,[8] “first .. over the whole company”,[9] and “prince of the sons of Judah”.[10]

Nahshon was, through Boaz, the direct male ancestor of David,[4] and thus of Solomon and all of the kings of the Kingdom of Judah. He was exactly halfway in the direct male line between Judah and King David.

Nahshon is also mentioned in the New Testament in the genealogy of Jesus.[11]


The name Nahshon means enchanter, sorcerer, charmer  and snake, snake-man, or serpent


Serpent, Bronze, Oracle


From the noun נחש (nahash), serpent, bronze or oracle.

Related names

• Via נחש (nahash): Ir-nahash, Nahash, Nehushta, Nehushtan, Phinehas

Excerpted from: Abarim Publications’ Biblical Dictionary


The most fundamental meaning of the root נחש (nahash) is that of intuitive knowledge and near-accidental skill. It describes an ability to achieve a great technological feat — particularly smelting bronze — but crucially without truly understanding what makes the magic happen: the fire or the prayer, the air blasted into the furnace or the zealous faith of the technicians.

Dictionaries commonly spread the following words out over four separate roots, but to the ancients, these words all expressed the same core meaning:

The noun נחש (nahash) is the Bible’s most common word for snake. Snakes in the Bible always represent some kind of mental process, usually intuitive and usually impure or otherwise detrimental.

The identical verb נחש (nahash) means to divine or soothsay. Its derived noun, again identical, נחש (nahash) means divination or enchantment.

Either this same verb נחש (nahash), or an identical other one, also appears to have described the production of bronze. It’s not used as such in the Bible but the following derivations are: Noun נחשת (nehoshet) refers to copper or bronze, or items made from bronze. Adjective נחוש (nahush) means bronze. And noun נחושה (nehusha) or נחשה (nehusha) means copper or bronze.


Nahshon was a descendant of Judah; the brother-in-law of Aaron and ancestor of David and of Jesus Christ (Exodus 6:23; Numbers 1:7; 1 Chronicles 2:10,11; Ruth 4:20; Matthew 1:4; Luke 3:32).


In rabbinical literature:

Owing to his direct descent from Judah and to his being the progenitor of so many kings, Nahshon is extolled by the rabbis as a most noble man. Nahshon’s sister Elisheba married Aaron, and this is especially mentioned as a hint that one should take care to select a wife whose brothers are noble.

The Midrash relates that during the Exodus, when the Israelites reached the Red Sea, it did not automatically part. The Israelites stood at the banks of the sea and wailed with despair, but Nahshon entered the waters. Once he was up to his nose in the water, the sea parted. It is in virtue of action that he was chosen to be the first to bring the dedicatory offering. Nahshon was a model prince, and was called “king”.  When the princes of the different tribes were required to bring their offerings, each on a separate day, Moses was embarrassed, not knowing who should be the first; but all Israel pointed at Nahshon, saying, “He sanctified the name of God by springing first into the Red Sea; he is worthy to bring down the Shekhinah; therefore he shall be the first to bring the offering.”[17][18]

None of above, however, is mentioned in the Holy Bible. In reality, Nahshon may have been chosen because of the curses upon the first 3 sons of Jacob:  Reuben, Simeon, and Levi.

The offering brought by Nahshon is pointed out as having been his own (Nahshon came in his own name) and not that of his tribe [19]. In the account of the offering, the words Va’korbano (“and his sacrifice”) and Etodim each have a ו (vav), while the same words in the accounts of the other princes’ offerings have no ו (vav). This letter, the numerical value of which is six.


Numbers 2:3

“And on the east side toward the rising of the sun shall they of the standard of the camp of Judah pitch throughout their armies: and Nahshon the son of Amminadab shall be captain of the children of Judah.”


Could the antichrist also be Assyrian? Yes, of course. But the key issue will be his apparently flawless bloodline, and THAT is where many will be deceived.


The Rabbinic Jews LOVE Nahshon and it would be absolutely perfect in their eyes, if their messiah was a clear descendent. In fact, they named their first offensive operation in 1948, Operation Nahshon!


Operation Nachshon (Hebrew: מבצע נחשון‎, Mivtza Nahshon) was a Jewish military operation during the 1948 war. Lasting from 5–16 April 1948, its objective was to break the Siege of Jerusalem by opening the Tel-Aviv – Jerusalem road blockaded by Palestinian Arabs and to supply food and weapons to the isolated Jewish community of Jerusalem. The operation was also known as “The operation to take control of the Jerusalem road,”, following which participating units later broke-off to form the Harel Brigade.[1]

Nachshon was the first major Haganah operation and the first step of Plan Dalet, The plan was a set of guidelines for taking control of the territory allotted to Palestinian Jews by the 1947 UN Partition Plan, and defending its borders and people, including the Palestinian Jewish population outside the borders, ‘before, and in anticipation of’ the invasion by regular Arab armies.[2][3] According to the Israeli Yehoshafat Harkabi, “Plan Dalet” called for the conquest of Arab towns and villages inside and along the borders of the area allocated to the proposed Jewish State pursuant to the UN Partition Plan.[4] In case of resistance, the Arabs of conquered villages were to be expelled outside the borders of the Jewish state. If no resistance was met, the Arab residents could stay put, under military rule.[5][6] Operation Nachshon was carried out by the Haganah‘s Givati and what was later to be known as the Harel Brigade of the Palmach.


By the end of March 1948, Abd al-Qadir al-Husayni‘s troops were preventing supply convoys from reaching Jerusalem. The city was besieged and the Jewish population was forced to adhere to a rationing system. On 31 March a 60 vehicle Jewish convoy was ambushed at Khulda and forced to turn back with the loss of five vehicles and 17 dead.[7][8] Yishuv leader David Ben-Gurion decided to launch Nachshon in order to open up the city and provide supplies to the Jewish residents.[9] Although initially intended as a one-shot affair, Nachshon later proved to be the first operation in the implementation of Plan Dalet.[10]

Members of the Harel Brigade assembling at Khulda at the beginning of Operation Nachshon

The operation

Palestinian irregulars, under the command of Abd al-Qadir al-Husayni, moving to counterattack Haganah positions in Al-Qastal, 7–8 April 1948

The operation was named after the Biblical figure Nachshon Ben Aminadav, who was the first to wade into the Red Sea when the Hebrews escaped from slavery in Egypt. The operation was commanded by Shimon Avidan.[10]

The first orders were given on 2 April 1948.[11] A telegraph confirming the beginning of the operation, was released on 5 April, with the operation starting that same night. It lasted until 20 April.[12] 1,500 men from the Givati and Harel brigades took control of the road to Jerusalem,[13] allowing three of four convoys to get to the city.[14]

The operation was a military success. All the Arab villages that blocked the route were either taken or destroyed, and the Jewish forces were victorious in all their engagements. Nonetheless, not all the objectives of the operation were achieved, as only 1,800 tonnes of the 3,000 envisaged were transported to the town, and two months of severe rationing had to be assumed.[15]

Abd al-Qadir al-Husayni was killed during the night of 7–8 April, in the middle of the battles taking place in Al-Qastal. The loss of the charismatic Palestinian leader ‘disrupted the Arab strategy and organisation in the area of Jerusalem.’[16] His successor, Emil Ghuri, changed tactics: instead of provoking a series of ambushes throughout the route, he had a huge road block erected at Bab-el-Oued, and Jerusalem was once again isolated as a consequence.[17]

During Operation Nachshon the Haganah wanted to attack the strategic village of Abu Gosh but this was opposed by the Stern Gang whose local commanders were on good terms with the mukhtar.[18]

Caveat: These are my own thoughts on the AC,  and so this  is not a prophecy, not a bible study, and not a Word from the Lord. These are my own thoughts on the matter.