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. According to the Greek New Testament, 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.
1. Judah — Tribe of Judah Lineage
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.
According to the Book of Numbers, Nahshon was at least 20 years old during the census in the Sinai, during the Exodus. 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. His title or role is translated into Modern English variously in the New Revised Standard Version, as “leader” and census-taker,  one of the “heads of their ancestral houses, the leaders of the tribes”, “first .. over the whole company”, and “prince of the sons of Judah”.
Nahshon was, through Boaz, the direct male ancestor of David, 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.
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.
• 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.”
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 . 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.
“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.