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BIBLE DICTIONARY
Jesse
Father of David, and therefore ancestor of all the kings of Judah and also of Christ (Ruth 4: 17, 22; 1 Chr. 2: 5-12; Matt. 1: 5-6). He is repeatedly mentioned in connection with the early history of David (1 Sam. 16: 17; see also Isa. 11: 1, 10). We are not told the name of Jesse’s wife.