This thread is for posting any workshop lessons and ideas related to "The Jesse Tree."
"Jesse Tree" refers to Jesus' family lineage, and are typically "family tree" displays created during Advent. The word "tree" comes from a mis-translation of the Hebrew word for "stump" or "stem" in Isaiah 11:
The Peaceful Kingdom
11 A shoot shall come out from the stump of Jesse,
and a branch shall grow out of his roots.
The tree/branches/stems/vines were popular artistic motifs in the Middle Ages, and are still used today in Church art. The idea is similar to the idea behind evergreen boughs. In later centuries, the idea of depicting one's family as a "tree" became prominent, and still is today.
Please note: There are Jesse Tree lessons found in other Birth of Jesus forums here in the Exchange. This thread is for quick posting of Jesse Tree resources.
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