The Root and the Shoot: Part 2

The Root and the Shoot: Part 2

In Part 1 of this two-part series, we demonstrated that the phrases “Root of Jesse” and “Root of David” are best understood as referring to Jesus as Jesse and David’s source or origin. Moreover, we showed how Jesus being the “Root” of Jesse and David connects to, yet...

The Root and the Shoot

The Root and the Shoot

This article is posted as a 2-part series. You can find Part 2 here. The phrases “Root of Jesse” and “Root of David” in Scripture are often misunderstood to refer to the Messiah as a descendant of David and his father Jesse. However, a closer look reveals that the...

Standing as a Sign, Rising to Rule

Standing as a Sign, Rising to Rule

by Seth Vitrano-Wilson The Hebrew text of Isaiah 11:10, which speaks of the Messiah as the “root of Jesse,”On the Messianic nature and theological significance of the phrase “root of Jesse,” see Vitrano-Wilson, The Root and the Shoot: A Glorious Yet Often...

Who Defines Truth? God or Satan?

Who Defines Truth? God or Satan?

Sometimes Bible translators run into problems where an audience seriously misunderstands an important issue in Scripture, and the translators look to see if they can solve this problem by modifying the translation. This makes perfect sense if, for example, the...

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