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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.

Genealogy

 
 
 
 
 
granddaughter of::Obed
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
daughter of::Jesse
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
sister of::Eliab
 
sister of::Abinadab
 
 
sister of::Shimea
 
sister of::Nethanel
 
sister of::Raddai
 
sister of::Ozem
 
Unknown
 
sister of::David
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Zeruiah
 
 
 
 
 
sister of::Abigail
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
mother of::Abishai
 
mother of::Joab
 
mother of::Asahel
 
Amasa

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

History

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.[1][2] (2_Samuel 2:12-32 )

References

  1. "Zeruiah," Women of the Bible, n.d. Accessed January 28, 2009.
  2. Konig G and Konig R, "Zeruiah," AboutBibleProphecy.com, n.d. Accessed January 28, 2009.