Root of David


Title of Christ in Apocalypse 5 and 22, where the word “offspring” is added to make its meaning clearer. It is borrowed from Isaias 11 where it designates the future Messias. “As the Prophet foresaw, the stump of the old tree of the House of David sent forth a new David to rule the nations.”

MLA Citation

  • “Root of David”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 6 September 2013. Web. 25 September 2020. <>