The line of David

During the Hasamonean period, there is no apparent concern that the Hasamonean kings were not of the line of David. Later Herod the Great took pains to establish ties to the Hasamoneans by marriage, since they were considered royal, and his own ancestry was questionable. This according to Josephus, The Jewish War.

How did the concern about a Davidic king get revived?

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