1But a shoot shall grow out of the stump of Jesse,
A twig shall sprout from his stock.
2The spirit of the Lord shall alight upon him:
A spirit of wisdom and insight,
A spirit of counsel and valor,
A spirit of devotion and reverence for the Lord.      Isaiah 11/1-2 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

6 And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;
7 And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa;
8 And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;
9 And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias;
10 And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias;
11 And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:
12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;
13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;
14 And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;
15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;
16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.      Matthew Chapter 1/6-16 Holy Bible KJV.

 

24As I live—declares the Lord—if you, O King Coniah, son of Jehoiakim, of Judah, were a signet on my right hand, I would tear you off even from there. 25I will deliver you into the hands of those who seek your life, into the hands of those you dread, into the hands of King Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon and into the hands of the Chaldeans. 26I will hurl you and the mother who bore you into another land, where you were not born; there you shall both die. 27They shall not return to the land that they yearn to come back to.
28Is this man Coniah A wretched broken pot, A vessel no one wants? Why are he and his offspring hurled out, And cast away in a land they knew not?
29O land, land, land, Hear the word of the Lord!
30Thus said the Lord: Record this man as without succession, One who shall never be found acceptable; For no man of his offspring shall be accepted To sit on the throne of David And to rule again in Judah.     Jeremiah Chapter 22/24-30 Tanakh JPS 1985.

 

Commentary:

Isaiah refers to the “stump” of Jesse who is the father of King David as a prophetic announcement of the banishment of King Jeconia and all of his descendants from ever sitting on the throne of David. The ancestral tree of Jesse through King David and King Solomon is cut down leaving only an ancestral tree stump.

The cutting down of the line of the Kings of Judah is the ancestral tree of David forbidden to ever rule over Judah in Jerusalem again. It is the line of heirs in the first chapter of the book of Matthew of the New Testament, the line of Jesus. The tree felled leaving only a stump.

G-d did not banish this line of Jesse of the Kings of Judah until long after the death of Isaiah. G-d knew in Isaiah’s time that the line of the Kings of Judah would be taken into exile and His Temple destroyed. That He would end that line leaving just a stump of Jesse for His anointed king messiah to be raised from.

The line of Jesus given in the book of Matthew is the line of the Kings of Judah through King Jeconia that was exiled to Babylon and banished by G-d from ever ruling over Judah again. That is why the ancestral tree of Jesse the father of King David is referred to as the stump.

Jesus could not fulfill the book of Isaiah for the reason that his line of David is not from the stump of Jesse. The line of Jesus is from the felled ancestral tree of Jesse.

Isaiah 53 describes the twig of the stump of Jesse. Jesus cannot be the man described in Isaiah 53.

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