Zeruiah (Hebrew: צרויה, Ẓerūyāh; "Name means::wounded") (b. ca. Born::2902 AM) was a daughter of Jesse, sister of King David, and mother of three prominent officers in David's army.
Date of Birth
Zeruiah's three sons were all adults when David ruled the tribe of Judah as a separate kingdom and established his capital at Hebron. Abishai, the eldest, was probably twenty-seven years old at this time, and Zeruiah was probably twenty years old when she bore him. Therefore she was born in 2902 AM, a year or two before the Battle of Mizpah
The Bible mentions Zeruiah primarily as the mother of Abishai, Joel, and Asahel. Joel became David's chief of staff, Abishai became a much-decorated commander, and Asahel was assassinated in 2951 AM in the incident that provoked the Long War between the tribe of Judah and the United Kingdom of Israel under King Ishbosheth. (2_Samuel 2:12-32 )
- ↑ "Zeruiah," Women of the Bible, n.d. Accessed January 28, 2009.
- ↑ Konig G and Konig R, "Zeruiah," AboutBibleProphecy.com, n.d. Accessed January 28, 2009.