Symbols of Christ

The Rod of Jesse

rod of Jesse

This Jesus is the "Rod of Jesse". The full meaning of this expression becomes clearer when we go back to the Hebrew text of the entire passage: "And there shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a sapling from its roots shall bear fruit". The emphasis of the text is evidently on the difference between humble beginnings and a glorious end.









Note: All of these symbols can be seen on the outside walls of the Hesburgh Library.