What is the stump of Jesse?

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A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;
from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.

Isiah 11:1 (NIV)

Question 1:
What does this “stump” refer to?

Question 2:
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)?

1 Comment

  • Reply October 17, 2017

    Dan Irving

    The literal, physical, descendant of Jesse, was planted in the earth. But as the Son of God, His life was eternal. Therefore, just as a root in the ground retains its life, so Jesus Christ founded the basis of life for all men, and became the life that springs forth from the grave. ?

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