Dictionary Mode: easton:Jesse
Jesse @ firm, or a gift, a son of Obed, the son of Boaz and Ruth Ruth:4:17 Ruth:4:22 Matthew:1:5-6; Luke:3:32). He was the father of eight sons, the youngest of whom was David ( 1Samuel:17:12). The phrase "stem of Jesse" is used for the family of David Isaiah:11:1), and "root of Jesse" for the Messiah Isaiah:11:10; Revelation:5:5). Jesse was a man apparently of wealth and position at Bethlehem ( 1Samuel:17:17-18, 20; Psalms:78:71). The last reference to him is of David's procuring for him an asylum with the king of Moab ( 1Samuel:22:3).
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