Definitions

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  • n. A symbolic tree, used as a common figure in medieval art, whose branches represent religious genealogies.

Etymologies

With reference to Isaiah XI, 1-3: "And there shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots...". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • After Hurricane Ike, organizations running tent shelters called The Jesse Tree repeatedly for such items as walkers, canes, commodes, shower stools, wheelchairs and special medical supplies.

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  • "Anyone willing to help her is more than welcome to call the Jesse Tree," he said.

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  • Furthermore, a few themes really don't fit neatly into the salvation history chronology either, since there is one on typology, another on the Jesse Tree, and one simply called, "Old Testament Women."

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  • The lifeguards and members of Hight's group were receiving counseling from Jesse Tree, a Galveston social service agency, he said.

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  • Pianist Valencia Arceneaux will provide musical entertainment with special selections by vocalists David Mitchell and Lanell York, both staff members of The Jesse Tree.

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  • The Jesse Tree, a local nonprofit, charitable organization that connects, rebuilds and uplifts the lives of those seeking health care, social services and ministerial support, is actively engaged in Galveston's recovery by providing food, clothing, case-management, prescription assistance, chronic conditions management programs and much more to those still struggling to rebuild their lives after the storm.

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  • The Jesse Tree is working on a program that would bring together representatives from several different cultures and religions to provide basic cultural understanding for emergency professionals and community groups.

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  • What I didn't mention is that when I was loading up one of our personal water craft to take to the scene, I put in a quick call to my friend David Mitchell, who is the director of programs and services for The Jesse Tree, a nonprofit that does all kinds of great things.

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  • Galveston County's Jesse Tree - a social service organization that has both a heart and a brain.

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  • When the winter storm hit Galveston County, we heard stories about folks dropping off hats, gloves, warm socks, blankets and other things at The Jesse Tree, an agency that serves people in need - including homeless people - throughout the county.

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