In Isaiah 6:13 the prophet paints a picture of the context in which Messiah would come. That is, the Israelite nation would be felled as a great tree (and indeed it fell to Nebuchadnezzar in 587 B.C.). Only the stump would remain. Yet from the stump would come the holy seed: Messiah. This seed was first promised in Genesis 3:15, and this promise was renewed in the promises to Abraham (a fact noted by the apostle Paul in Galatians 3:16).
Indeed by New Testament times, Israel was a stump, ruled by the great Roman empire. And just as Isaiah had prophesied, the holy seed came from that stump – as the New Testament testifies.
The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ in terms familiar to those who read the Bible, and to help others become more familiar with the Bible. For those unfamiliar with the Bible, see the blog A Nonchurchgoer’s Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom.