Can someone translate this "hidden" message? I would have pulled out the letters, but it is difficult for me not being very familiar with Hebrew to even identify some of the letters.

This is a picture of a tree stump with a green shoot coming out of the roots and I'm interested to know if this has to do with Isaiah 11.

This is from the back cover of a new book called Preserving the Restoration by Denver C. Snuffer Jr.

I also find it strange that there is what appears to be a pine cone at the stump. The rest of the cover art depicts an olive vineyard and olive trees which, I'm pretty sure, are not coniferous.

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  • Welcome to the site Micah. We generally discourage questions about the Hebrew language except as they relate to Judasim.
    – mevaqesh
    Sep 7, 2015 at 22:26
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    I think that this is off topic because it is focused just on the Hebrew but if a Jewish context can be established for this (where is the picture from?) and the question edited to ask about the Jewish content of the message, it might be on topic.
    – rosends
    Sep 7, 2015 at 22:37
  • Thanks for letting me know. I just tried to bring the question more closely to being about Judaism, and not just about the Hebrew language. Let me know if the edits are sufficient.
    – Micah B.
    Sep 8, 2015 at 13:27

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It is from Isaiah 11:1

1.And a shoot shall spring forth from the stem of Jesse, and a twig shall sprout from his roots.

א.וְיָצָא חֹטֶר מִגֶּזַע יִשָׁי וְנֵצֶר מִשָּׁרָשָׁיו יִפְרֶה

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