I have heard claims that people have traced their genealogy back to King David of the New Testament. But I've also heard that most (if not all) have major gaps or assumptions in the lineage.
Is there any published genealogy that is properly sourced and considered to be effectively "proven" (in a professional genealogical sense) that traced one line back to a biblical character (any person) in the New Testament?
If so, has anyone ever connected back to a biblical character who can be traced down from Adam using the genealogies of the Old and New testaments?
Canadian Girl Scout's excellent answer made me look around for some Jewish lines back to the bible. And I may have found the one I had thought I heard of. Although not a Levite line as CGS suggested, there is a book: The Lurie Legacy by Neil Rosenstein that traces a notable family back through Rashi and Hillel to King David. I have not read it, so I can't comment on whether every step has been validated.
The author of that book is Dr. Neil Rosenstein, a distinguished genealogist. The web page includes some of Dr. Rosenstein's other books that may also go back to biblical times, including "A Rothschild Saga: From King David to Baron David".
Could these be examples of validated lineages back to a biblical character?