Is there any statement by chazal or the poskim which precludes Moshiach from being a woman?


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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, since male pronouns are the default gender neutral option in Hebrew
    – Double AA
    Feb 6, 2014 at 18:09
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    I really am. It's a proof that a women "king" has a chalot "king".
    – Double AA
    Feb 6, 2014 at 20:09
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    @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, 2014 at 21:04
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    @BabySeal Jeremiah says מלכת. Sounds like a king, no? He could have said משלת or רדה
    – Double AA
    Jun 13, 2014 at 14:24
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    @DoubleAA affirmative
    – Baby Seal
    Jun 13, 2014 at 14:30

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