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(jehss' ssih) Personal name meaning, “man” or “manly.” Father of David the king (1 Samuel 16:1 ). He was a Judahite who lived in Bethlehem, the son of Obed and the grandson of Boaz and Ruth (1 Samuel 16:1 ; Ruth 4:17 ). He had eight sons, of whom David was the youngest, and two daughters. He is mentioned in the genealogies of Jesus in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. See David .

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These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.

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Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Jesse'. Holman Bible Dictionary. 1991.

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