“Vinedresser” is just one way to translate the Greek word used by Jesus (Yeshua‘). It can also mean “Gardener” (NIV), “Farmer” (The Message Bible), and “Husbandman” (KJV). It is a generic word for someone who tends plants. Jesus (Yeshua‘) used this as a name of God the Father when He was teaching about Himself as the True Vine, so the word corresponds to our term “vinedresser.” Jesus is the Vine; His Father is the vinedresser who cultivates and prunes the branches so that they bear fruit. Pruning is not cruel; vines thrive when they are heavily pruned each season.

I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit. (John 15:1-2)

Picture of the name of God, vinedresser, georgos, in the Greek text of John 15 v 1

Vinedresser, georgos, in the Greek text of John 15 v 1

Vinedresser in Greek:


Strong’s Concordance number: 1092

Bible reference: John 15:1