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Rambam Hilchos Malachim perek 1 Halacha 5

"אין מעמידין אשה במלכות שנאמר עליך מלך ולא מלכה וכן כל משימות שבישראל אין ממנים בהם אלא איש."

women cannot become kings.

Also when the gemara discusses Mashiach they use the loshon "him" and Ben Dovid see Sanhedrin 98

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However there were female "kings" in the past (eg Melachim II 11). Your last sentence is of course irrelevant. – Double AA Feb 6 '14 at 18:09
@doubleaa why is last sentence irrelevant,if Mashiach has to be a Ben Dovid? – sam Feb 6 '14 at 19:37
1) because there is no way to show that 'ben' is davka male. 2) I really am. It's a proof that a women "king" has a chalot "king". – Double AA Feb 6 '14 at 20:09
@DoubleAA, Jeremia only tells us that she staged a bloddy coup and prolonged her reign of terror for 6 years. Do you have a source that calls her a king? Or that says she has a 'chalot king', as you say? – Baby Seal Feb 6 '14 at 21:04
@sam never mind Atalyah, how 'bout Salome Alexandra(Shelamzion in the DSS), Alexander Janneus' widow, mother of Aristobulus and John Hyrcanus II, and Queen for around a decade? Some info here - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salome_Alexandra – Gary Jun 22 '14 at 17:28

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