Jesse - Father of David, and therefore ancestor of all the kings of Judah and also of Christ (Ruth 4:17, 22; 1 Chr. 2:5–12; Matt. 1:5–6). He is repeatedly mentioned in connection with the early history of David (1 Sam. 16:18; see also Isa. 11:1, 10). We are not told the name of Jesse’s wife.

Book of Ruth 4 Narrative

18 ¶ Now these are the generations of Pharez: Pharez begat Hezron,
19 And Hezron begat Ram, and Ram begat Amminadab,
20 And Amminadab begat Nahshon, and Nahshon begat Salmon,
21 And Salmon begat Boaz, and Boaz begat Obed,
22 And Obed begat Jesse, and Jesse begat David.
Ruth 4:18-22 = KJV


Offspring of Jesse and Nitzevet
Name Birth Death Joined with
Eliab ben Jesse
Abinadab ben Jesse
Shimea ben Jesse
Nethanel ben Jesse
Raddai ben Jesse
Ozem ben Jesse
David (c1040 BC-c970 BC) 1040 Land of Canaan 970 Land of Canaan Michal Ahinoam Abigail (female) Maachah Haggith Abital Eglah Bathsheba Michal Ahinoam Abigail (female) Maachah Haggith Abital Eglah Bathsheba other wives



Footnotes (including sources)

Mu Cow, AMK152, Villusr, Robin Patterson, MainTour

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