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Root of Jesse

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( ישׁי שׁרשׁ , shōresh yishay ( Isaiah 11:10 ); ῥίζα τοῦ Ἰεσσαί , rhı́za toú Iessaı́ (Romans 15:12 )): The Hebrew and Greek words are practically the same in meaning. "Root" means descendant, branch of the family or stock. The Messianic king was to be of the family of Jesse the father of David. In Romans 15:12 Paul quotes the Septuagint of Isaiah 11:10 . Jesus is a branch or descendant of the family of Jesse, as well as of David. See also DAVID , ROOT OF .

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Root of Jesse'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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