First in print in The Mennonite, Easter Sunday, 10 Apr 1990, then online at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church of New Rochelle, (Wayback 25 Feb 2007), now with George Dance, where this discussion ensued, The Branch is a name of Messiah:
"In those days, and at that time, will I
cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David;" Jeremiah 33:15
"And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:" Isaiah 11:1
“I will bring forth my servant the BRANCH,” Zechariah 3:8.
“Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH,” Zechariah 6:12.