The roots of New Testament events are present in 2 Samuel 7. David talks to the prophet Nathan about building a place for the Ark of God which currently is housed in a tent. Nathan initially agrees but then is told by God that David is not to build a house for the Lord. Instead, Nathan tells David that God plans to establish the house of David forever. Further study of Psalms 89 and 132 as well as Isaiah 11, point to the messianic elements of this royal dynasty. Since the Jewish people understood the messianic undertones of God’s message to David and his descendants, the gospels, Acts of the Apostles, letters, and Revelation emphasize Jesus’s connection to David. In fact, the daily divine office uses The Canticle of Zechariah (Lk 1:68-79) where we read this verse, He has raised up for us a mighty savior, born of the house of his servant David. The catechism of the Catholic Church section 439 also states that Many Jews and even certain Gentiles who shared their hope recognized in Jesus the fundamental attributes of the messianic “Son of David”, promised by God to Israel. Jesus accepted his rightful title of Messiah, though with some reserve because it was understood by some of his contemporaries in too human a sense, essentially political.