"And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;" Isaiah (11:1-2)
Mr. Al-Kadhi states, "Out of the thousands upon thousands of Hebrew names in the Bible, what drove these Christians to recognize that Jesse is derived from Ishmael and not, for example, from Judah, or Isaac, or Shem, or any of these other thousands upon thousands of Hebrew names? Isn't it amazing how with every passing day the most learned among Christians scholars are drawing closer and closer to Islam?"
What's really amazing is that these so-called "scholars" (more likely apostates) don't always see clearly what they read.
Mr. Al-Kadhi asks, "who was Jesse"?
Jesse was the father of King David. Obed -> Jesse -> David (Ruth 4:17).
The scriptures teach that "My covenant I will establish with Isaac" (Genesis 17:21). Later God repeated, "In Isaac your seed shall be called" (Genesis 21:12). Jesus came through the lineage of Isaac ... Jesse ... David ... etc. (Matthew 1:5-16).
From early on in the Old Testament, the Bible never deals with the descendants of Ishmael.
The fact that Jesus is the branch is clearly seen by Jeremiah (23:5-6) "The days are surely coming, says the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land. In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. And this is the name by which he will be called: The Lord is our righteousness".
This is to be fulfilled in the future at the second coming of Christ. " ... its rider is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war ... he is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is called The Word of God ... on his robe and on his thigh he has a name inscribed, King of kings and Lord of lords" (Revelation 19:11-16).
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