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  2. Narrative According to the Bible, Jesse was the son of Obed and the grandson of Ruth and of Boaz. He lived in Bethlehem, in Judah, and was of the Tribe of Judah, he was a farmer, breeder and owner of sheep. He was a prominent resident of the town of Bethlehem. [4]

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  3. Jesse is the father of King David in the Hebrew Bible. He was a farmer and sheep breeder in Bethlehem and the son of Obed and the grandson of Boaz and Ruth. Learn more about his life, family, and role in the Bible and the Christian tradition.

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  4. Jul 29, 2022 · 1. Jesse was an Ephrathite. We learn from 1 Sam. 17:12 that Jesse was of the people of Ephrath and was from Bethlehem. This was one of the smallest clans in the tribe of Judah and many scholars believe Ephrath and Bethlehem are two names for the same place. 2. Jesse was an ordinary guy with eight sons and two daughters.

  5. Jan 4, 2022 · Answer Jesse in the Bible is father of David and thus an important part of the lineage of Christ, the Son of David ( Matthew 22:42 ). We don’t know much about Jesse as a person; most of the Bible’s references to Jesse come in the context of his relation to his famous son David.

  6. Jesse or Yishai is a figure described in the Bible as the father of David, who became the king of the Israelites. His son David is sometimes called simply "Son of Jesse" . The role as both father of King David and ancestor of Jesus has been used in various depictions in art, e.g. as the Tree of Jesse or in hymns like "Lo, how a rose e'er blooming."

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