Definitions for jesseˈdʒɛs i

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Jes•seˈdʒɛs i(n.)

  1. the father of David. I Sam. 16.

    Category: Bible


  1. Jesse(Noun)

    A representation of the genealogy of Christ, in decorative art, such as a genealogical tree in stained glass or a branched candlestick.

  2. Jesse(ProperNoun)

    The father of king David.

  3. Jesse(ProperNoun)

    of biblical origin.

  4. Jesse(ProperNoun)

    A female given name, a variant of Jessie.

  5. Origin: From Ἰεσσαί, from ישי

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jesse(noun)

    any representation or suggestion of the genealogy of Christ, in decorative art

  2. Jesse(noun)

    a genealogical tree represented in stained glass

  3. Jesse(noun)

    a candlestick with many branches, each of which bears the name of some one of the descendants of Jesse; -- called also tree of Jesse


  1. Jesse

    Jesse, Eshai or Yishai, is the father of David, who became the king of the Israelites. His son David is sometimes called simply "Son of Jesse". 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. Jesse is important in Judaism because he was the father of the most famous king of Israel. He is important in Christianity, in part because he is in the Old Testament and mentioned in the genealogy of Jesus.


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