A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;
from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
What does this “stump” refer to?
I think it is referring to that the trunk of the Messianic line from David was detrunciated. But that happens later, during the Babylonian captivity. If the stump is referring to what I believe, how come that Isaiah is talking about it as detrunciated when it really is not (at least not yet)?