Jesse in Easton's Bible Dictionary
firm, or a gift, a son of Obed, the son of Boaz and Ruth (Ruth
4:17, 22; Matt. 1:5, 6; Luke 3:32). He was the father
sons, the youngest of whom was David (1 Sam. 17:12).
"stem of Jesse" is used for the family of David (Isa.
"root of Jesse" for the Messiah (Isa. 11:10; Rev.
was a man apparently of wealth and position at
Bethlehem (1 Sam.
17:17, 18, 20; Ps. 78:71). The last reference to him
David's procuring for him an asylum with the king of
Jesse in Hitchcock's Bible Names
gift; oblation; one who is
Jesse in Naves Topical Bible
-Father of David
Ru 4:17; 1Sa 17:12
-Ancestor of Jesus
-Samuel visits, under divine command, to select a successor
Saul from his sons
-Saul asks, to send David to become a member of his court
-Sons in Saul's army
-Lives with David in Moab
Jesse in Smiths Bible Dictionary
(wealthy), the father of David, was the son of Obed, who
again was the fruit of the union of Boaz and the Moabitess
Ruth. His great-grandmother was Rahab the Canaanite, of
Jericho. Mt 1:5 Jesse's genealogy is twice given in full in
the Old Testament, viz., Ru 4:18-22 and 1Chr 2:5-12
He is commonly designated as "Jesse the Bethlehemite,"
1Sa 16:1,18; 17:58 but his full title is "the Ephrathite of
Bethlehem Judah." ch. 1Sa 17:12 He is an "old man" when we
first meet with him, 1Sa 17:12 with eight sons, ch. 1Sa 16:10;
17:12 residing at Bethlehem. ch 1Sa 16:4,5 Jesse's wealth
seems to have consisted of a flock of sheep and goats, which
were under the care of David. ch. 1Sa 16:11; 17:34,35 After
David's rupture with Saul he took his father and his mother
into the country of Moab and deposited them with the king, and
there they disappear from our view in the records of
Scripture. (B.C. 1068-61.) Who the wife of Jesse was we are
Jesse in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
jes'-e (yishay, meaning doubtful; according to Gesenius it =
"wealthy"; Olshausen, Gram., sections 277 f, conjectures yesh
yah, "Yahweh exists"; Wellhausen (1 Sam 14:49) explains it as
'abhishay (see ABISHAI); Iessai; Ruth 4:17,22; 1 Sam 16; 17;
20; 22; 25:10; 2 Sam 20:1; 23:1; 1 Ki 12:16; 1 Ch 10:14;
12:18; Ps 72:20; Isa 11:1,10 ( = Rom 15:12)); Mt 1:5,6; Acts
13:22): Son of Obed, grandson of Boaz, and father of King
David. The grouping of the references to Jesse in 1 Sam is
bound up with that of the grouping of the whole narrative of
David and Saul. See SAMUEL, BOOKS OF. There seem to be three
main veins in the narrative, so far as Jesse is concerned.
(1) In 1 Sam 16:1-13, where Jesse is called the Bethlehemite.
Samuel is sent to seek among Jesse's sons successor to Saul.
Both Samuel and Jesse fail to discern at first Yahweh's
choice, Samuel thinking that it would be the eldest son (1 Sam
16:6), while Jesse had not thought it worth while to call the
youngest to the feast (1 Sam 16:11)...
Jesse in Wikipedia
Jesse, Eshai or Yishai, (Hebrew: יִשַׁי, Modern Yishay Tiberian
Yīšáy, meaning "God exists" or "God's gift"; Arabic: يسي
Yessi; Greek: Ἰεσσαί Iessai; Latin: Isai, Jesse) is the father
of the Biblical David, who became the king of the nation of
Israel. His son David is sometimes called simply "Son of
Jesse" (ben yishay).
Jesse was the son of Obed and the grandson of Ruth. He was a
Jesse lived in Bethlehem, in Judah, and was a farmer and
breeder of sheep.
Jesse began to be used as an English given name after the
Protestant Reformation. Jesse is important in Judaism
because he was the father of the most famous king of Israel,
David. Jesse is important in Christianity, in part because he
is mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus Christ...
Jesse Scripture - 1 Chronicles 12:18
Then the spirit came upon Amasai, [who was] chief of the
captains, [and he said], Thine [are we], David, and on thy
side, thou son of Jesse: peace, peace [be] unto thee, and
peace [be] to thine helpers; for thy God helpeth thee. Then
David received them, and made them captains of the band.
Jesse Scripture - 2 Chronicles 10:16
And when all Israel [saw] that the king would not hearken unto
them, the people answered the king, saying, What portion have
we in David? and [we have] none inheritance in the son of
Jesse: every man to your tents, O Israel: [and] now, David,
see to thine own house. So all Israel went to their tents.
Jesse Scripture - Matthew 1:5
And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth;
and Obed begat Jesse;