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RABBI 11 Isaiah 11:1 - Branch shall grow out of roots.
Commentaries from ancient Jewish Rabbis who lived righteous lives point to and identify The Man: the Messiah of Israel.
Although not Scripture, the writings of various Targums and the Sanhedrin confirm the identity of the Messiah. Both appearances of Messiah are clearly identified by ancient rabbinical writings.
God called one man, the man Abraham, to bring forth a nation. And He called that nation, Israel, to bring forth The Man: the Messiah!
"And there shall come forth a rod [a shoot] out of the stem [stock] of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots."
R. Joshua, son of Levy, said "Branch is the name of Messiah," for it is written, "Behold the man whose name is Branch, and He shall grow up out of His place." [Midrash, Ezek. 48:35]
Jesse was the father of King David. The Messiah is a Branch from the stock of King David, the son of Jesse. Compare Jeremiah 33:14-16 and Zechariah 3:8. [See Rabbi 9]
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