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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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Jes´se (firm), a descendant of Obed, the son of Boaz and Ruth. He was the father of eight sons from the youngest of whom, David, is reflected all the distinction which belongs to the name. He seems to have been a person of some note and substance at Bethlehem, his property being chiefly in sheep. It would seem, from , that he must have been aware of the high destinies which awaited his son; but it is doubtful if he ever lived to see them realized. The last historical mention of Jesse is in relation to the asylum which David procured for him with the king of Moab ().





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Jesse'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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