Thursday, February 19, 2015

Part 1: Jesse and the Stem, Rod, Branch and Root

  1. Jesse
  1. Stem of Jesse
  2. Branch from Rod's roots (or from Jesse's roots???)
  3. Rod
  1. Root of Jesse
  1. Future King David???

Avraham Gileadi's Translation of Isaiah 11:
1 A shoot will spring up from the stock of Jesse and a branch from its graft bear fruit.

2 The Spirit of Jehovah will rest upon him—the spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the spirit of counsel and of valor, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of Jehovah.

3 His intuition will be guided by the fear of Jehovah; he will not judge by what his eyes see, nor establish proof by what his ears hear.

4 He will judge the poor with righteousness, and with equity arbitrate for the lowly in the land; he will smite the earth with the rod of his mouth and with the breath of his lips slay the wicked.

5 Righteousness will be as a band about his waist, faithfulness a girdle round his loins.

10 In that day the sprig of Jesse, who stands for an ensign to the peoples, shall be sought by the nations, and his rest shall be glorious.

11 In that day my Lord will again raise his hand to reclaim the remnant of his people—those who shall be left out of Assyria, Egypt, Pathros, Cush, Elam, Shinar, Hamath, and the islands of the sea.

12 He will raise the ensign to the nations and assemble the exiled of Israel; he will gather the scattered of Judah from the four directions of the earth.

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Bible dictionary:
Father of David, and therefore ancestor of all the kings of Judah and also of Christ (Ruth 4:17, 221 Chr. 2:5–12Matt. 1:5–6). He is repeatedly mentioned in connection with the early history of David (1 Sam. 16:18; see also Isa. 11:1, 10). We are not told the name of Jesse’s wife.
1 Samuel 17:12 ¶Now David was the son of that Ephrathite of Beth-lehem-judah, whose name was Jesse; and he had eight sons: and the man went among men for an old man in the days of Saul.
1 Samuel 16: 1 And the Lord said unto Samuel, How long wilt thou mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? fill thine horn with oil, and go, I will send thee to Jesse the Beth-lehemite: for I have provided me a king among his sons.

Abraham -> Isaac -> Jacob -> Judah -> Phares -> Hezron-> Ram -> Amminadab -> Nahshon -> Salmon -> Boaz -> Obed (from Ruth) -> Jesse -> David

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