firm, or a gift, a son of Obed, the son of Boaz and Ruth ( Ruth 4:17 Ruth 4:22 ; Matthew 1:5 Matthew 1:6 ; Luke 3:32 ). He was the father of eight sons, the youngest of whom was David ( 1 Samuel 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 ( 1 Samuel 17:17 1 Samuel 17:18 1 Samuel 17:20 ; Psalms 78:71 ). The last reference to him is of David's procuring for him an asylum with the king of Moab ( 1 Samuel 22:3 ).
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
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Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Jesse". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".