The “Root of David” is a proper name used in Scripture, in particular in the book of Revelation1. As is typical in Bible books of prophecy, a highly figurative and visual term is used to describe something…but what? Many times, we are not able to absolutely assert the prophets’ meaning without another inspired writer’s help. Doing so is outside our authority. However, interpreting what John meant by the “Root of David” isn’t one of those instances.

How Scripture answers "Who is the Root of David?"

Jesus2,4 is/was the “Root of David”1 that was prophesied3,5 approximately seven hundred years earlier. This fulfilled a promise5,6 from God that was made even earlier. Along with and similar to “Root”, the image of a “Branch” of righteousness5, bearing fruit3 is used for Jesus. From these inspired-confirmed interpretations, we might infer Jesus being described in other prophetic texts7,8.

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