Zeruiah
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Zeruiah

pain or tribulation of the Lord

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Zeruiah

(balsam), the mother of the three leading heroes of David's army --Abishai, Joah and Asahel-- known as the "sons of Zeruiah." Of Zeruiah's husband there is no mention in the Bible. (B.C. before 1046.)

ATS Bible Dictionary
Zeruiah

Sister of David, and mother of his famous generals, Joab, Abishai, and Asahel, 1 Chronicles 2:16. Her husband is unknown.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Stricken of the Lord, David's sister, and the mother of Abishai, Joab, and Asahel (1 Chronicles 2:16), who were the three leading heroes of David's army, and being his nephews, they were admitted to the closest companionship with him.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ZERUIAH

ze-roo-i'-a, ze-roo'-ya (tseruyah, tseruyah (2 Samuel 14:1; 2 Samuel 16:10), meaning uncertain; Sarouia): In 2 Samuel 2:18; 2 Samuel 17:25 1 Chronicles 2:16, and elsewhere where the names Joab, Abishai, occur. According to 1 Chronicles 2:16 a sister of David and mother of Joab, Abishai and Asahel, the two former being always referred to as sons of Zeruiah. This latter fact is explained by some as pointing to a type of marriage by which the children belonged to their mother's clan (compare Abimelech, Judges 8:31; Judges 9:1;); by others as being due to her husband's early death; and again as a proof of the mother in this case being the stronger personality. Either of the last two reasons may be the correct one, and plenty of parallels from the village names of boys today can be produced to illustrate both explanations. According to 2 Samuel 2:32, her husband was buried at Bethlehem. In 2 Samuel 17:25, "Abigal the daughter of Nahash" is said to be her sister.

See ABIGAIL.

David Francis Roberts

Strong's Hebrew
6870. Tseruyah -- an Israelite woman
... Tseruyah. 6871 . an Israelite woman. Transliteration: Tseruyah Phonetic Spelling:
(tser-oo-yaw') Short Definition: Zeruiah. ... woman NASB Word Usage Zeruiah (26). ...
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Library

The Meek and Lowly One
... Wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?" Christ's
disciples were to him something like the sons of Zeruiah to David; or when ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 5 1859/the meek and lowly one.htm

Instances from the Life of the Blessed David in which Anger was ...
... their souls?" [931] And when Shimei threw stones at King David and cursed him, in
his hearing, before everybody, and Abishai, the son of Zeruiah, the captain ...
/.../cassian/the works of john cassian /chapter viii instances from the.htm

Love and Remorse
... in the trench, and the people pitched round about him.6. Then answered David and
said to Ahimelech the Hittite, and to Abishai the son of Zeruiah, brother to ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/love and remorse.htm

A Soldier who Spared his Enemy
... Then David turned to Ahimelech the Hittite and to Abishai the son of Zeruiah, Joab's
brother, and said, "Who will go down with me to Saul's camp?" Abishai said ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/sherman/the childrens bible/a soldier who spared his.htm

How David, when He had Recovered his Kingdom, was Reconciled to ...
... he hath cursed that king whom God hath appointed to reign over us?" But David turned
himself to him, and said, "Will you never leave off, ye sons of Zeruiah? ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 11 how david when.htm

How David Laid Siege to Jerusalem; and when He had Taken the City ...
... However, Joab, the son of Zeruiah, prevented the rest; and as soon as he was got
up to the citadel, cried out to the king, and claimed the chief command. ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 3 how david laid.htm

How, when Absalom was Beaten, He was Caught in a Tree by his Hair ...
... He appointed Amasa to be captain of all his host, instead of Joab his kinsman: his
father was Ithra and his mother Abigail: now she and Zeruiah, the mother of ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 10 how when absalom.htm

In this Matter we must Imitate David's Silence and Humility...
... David was silent; and although he was surrounded with armed men he did not return
the abuse, nor sought revenge: nay, even when the son of Zeruiah spoke to him ...
/.../ambrose/works and letters of st ambrose/chapter vi in this matter.htm

The Wills of Men are So Much in the Power of God, that He Can Turn ...
... wisdom? What did he say to him who wanted to smite the reviler? "What,"
said he, "have I to do with you, ye sons of Zeruiah? Let ...
/.../augustine/anti-pelagian writings/chapter 41 xx the wills of.htm

How David Reigned Over one Tribe at Hebron While the Son Of
... But Joab, whose father was Suri, and his mother Zeruiah, David's sister, who was
general of David's army, met him, according to David's appointment. ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 1 how david reigned.htm

Thesaurus
Zeruiah (25 Occurrences)
...ZERUIAH. ... According to 1 Chronicles 2:16 a sister of David and mother of Joab, Abishai
and Asahel, the two former being always referred to as sons of Zeruiah. ...
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Zeruiah's (1 Occurrence)
...Zeruiah's (1 Occurrence). 1 Chronicles 2:16 And their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail.
And the sons of Zeruiah: Abishai, and Joab, and Asahel, three. (See NIV) ...
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Zeru'iah (24 Occurrences)
Zeru'iah. Zeruiah, Zeru'iah. Zeruiah's . Multi-Version Concordance
Zeru'iah (24 Occurrences). 1 Samuel 26:6 Then answered David ...
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Abi'shai (25 Occurrences)
... 1 Samuel 26:6 Then answered David and said to Ahimelech the Hittite, and to Abishai
the son of Zeruiah, brother to Joab, saying: 'Who will go down with me to ...
/a/abi'shai.htm - 14k

Abishai (25 Occurrences)
... Easton's Bible Dictionary Father of (ie, "desirous of") a gift, the eldest
son of Zeruiah, David's sister. He was the brother of ...
/a/abishai.htm - 19k

Asahel (17 Occurrences)
... Made by God, the youngest son of Zeruiah, David's sister. ... The three were sons of
Zeruiah, one of David's sisters (1 Chronicles 2:15, 16 2 Samuel 2:18, etc.). ...
/a/asahel.htm - 16k

Nahash (9 Occurrences)
... Jesse's wife had apparently been first married to this man, to whom she bore Abigail
and Zeruiah, who were thus David's sisters, but only on the mother's side ...
/n/nahash.htm - 14k

Abigail (18 Occurrences)
... In the first passage she is called David's sister, along with Zeruiah; while in
the second she is called the "daughter of Nahash." Several explanations of this ...
/a/abigail.htm - 17k

Joab's (13 Occurrences)
... 1 Samuel 26:6 And David spake and said to Ahimelech the Hittite, and to Abishai
the son of Zeruiah, Joab's brother, saying, Who will go down with me to Saul to ...
/j/joab's.htm - 10k

Jo'ab's (8 Occurrences)
... 1 Samuel 26:6 Then answered David and said to Ahimelech the Hittite, and to Abishai
the son of Zeruiah, brother to Joab, saying, "Who will go down with me to ...
/j/jo'ab's.htm - 8k

Concordance
Zeruiah (25 Occurrences)

1 Samuel 26:6
Then answered David and said to Ahimelech the Hittite, and to Abishai the son of Zeruiah, brother to Joab, saying, "Who will go down with me to Saul to the camp?" Abishai said, "I will go down with you."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 2:13
Joab the son of Zeruiah, and the servants of David, went out, and met them by the pool of Gibeon; and they sat down, the one on the one side of the pool, and the other on the other side of the pool.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 2:18
The three sons of Zeruiah were there, Joab, and Abishai, and Asahel: and Asahel was as light of foot as a wild gazelle.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 3:39
I am this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah are too hard for me. May Yahweh reward the evildoer according to his wickedness."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 8:16
Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 14:1
Now Joab the son of Zeruiah perceived that the king's heart was toward Absalom.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 16:9
Then Abishai the son of Zeruiah said to the king, "Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Please let me go over and take off his head."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 16:10
The king said, "What have I to do with you, you sons of Zeruiah? Because he curses, and because Yahweh has said to him,'Curse David;' who then shall say,'Why have you done so?'"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 17:25
Absalom set Amasa over the army instead of Joab. Now Amasa was the son of a man, whose name was Ithra the Israelite, who went in to Abigail the daughter of Nahash, sister to Zeruiah, Joab's mother.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 18:2
David sent forth the people, a third part under the hand of Joab, and a third part under the hand of Abishai the son of Zeruiah, Joab's brother, and a third part under the hand of Ittai the Gittite. The king said to the people, "I will surely go forth with you myself also."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 19:21
But Abishai the son of Zeruiah answered, "Shall Shimei not be put to death for this, because he cursed Yahweh's anointed?"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 19:22
David said, "What have I to do with you, you sons of Zeruiah, that you should this day be adversaries to me? Shall there any man be put to death this day in Israel? For don't I know that I am this day king over Israel?"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 21:17
But Abishai the son of Zeruiah helped him, and struck the Philistine, and killed him. Then the men of David swore to him, saying, "You shall go no more out with us to battle, that you don't quench the lamp of Israel."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 23:18
Abishai, the brother of Joab, the son of Zeruiah, was chief of the three. He lifted up his spear against three hundred and killed them, and had a name among the three.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 23:37
Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Beerothite, armor bearers to Joab the son of Zeruiah,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 1:7
He conferred with Joab the son of Zeruiah, and with Abiathar the priest: and they following Adonijah helped him.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 2:5
"Moreover you know also what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, even what he did to the two captains of the armies of Israel, to Abner the son of Ner, and to Amasa the son of Jether, whom he killed, and shed the blood of war in peace, and put the blood of war on his sash that was about his waist, and in his shoes that were on his feet.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Kings 2:22
King Solomon answered his mother, "Why do you ask Abishag the Shunammite for Adonijah? Ask for him the kingdom also; for he is my elder brother; even for him, and for Abiathar the priest, and for Joab the son of Zeruiah."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 2:16
and their sisters were Zeruiah and Abigail. The sons of Zeruiah: Abishai, and Joab, and Asahel, three.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 11:6
David said, "Whoever strikes the Jebusites first shall be chief and captain." Joab the son of Zeruiah went up first, and was made chief.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 11:39
Zelek the Ammonite, Naharai the Berothite, the armor bearer of Joab the son of Zeruiah,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 18:12
Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah struck of the Edomites in the Valley of Salt eighteen thousand.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 18:15
Joab the son of Zeruiah was over the army; and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder;
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 26:28
All that Samuel the seer, and Saul the son of Kish, and Abner the son of Ner, and Joab the son of Zeruiah, had dedicated, whoever had dedicated anything, it was under the hand of Shelomoth, and of his brothers.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 27:24
Joab the son of Zeruiah began to number, but didn't finish; and there came wrath for this on Israel; neither was the number put into the account in the chronicles of king David.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Subtopics

Zeruiah

Zeruiah: Mother of Three of David's Great Soldiers

Zeruiah: Sister of David

Related Terms

Zeruiah's (1 Occurrence)

Zeru'iah (24 Occurrences)

Abi'shai (25 Occurrences)

Abishai (25 Occurrences)

Asahel (17 Occurrences)

Nahash (9 Occurrences)

Abigail (18 Occurrences)

Joab's (13 Occurrences)

Jo'ab's (8 Occurrences)

As'ahel (17 Occurrences)

Abigal (1 Occurrence)

Amasa (13 Occurrences)

Cursing (53 Occurrences)

Jo'ab (120 Occurrences)

Zelek (2 Occurrences)

Naharai (2 Occurrences)

Na'harai (2 Occurrences)

Jether (8 Occurrences)

Ithra (1 Occurrence)

Revile (28 Occurrences)

Remembrancer (8 Occurrences)

Recorder (10 Occurrences)

Be-er'oth (8 Occurrences)

Chronicler (7 Occurrences)

Armourbearer (14 Occurrences)

Ahilud (5 Occurrences)

Abshai (4 Occurrences)

Ab'igail (16 Occurrences)

Ama'sa (12 Occurrences)

Armour-bearer (14 Occurrences)

Asah-el (1 Occurrence)

Ahi'lud (5 Occurrences)

Sisters (20 Occurrences)

Adoni'jah (26 Occurrences)

Abi'athar (28 Occurrences)

Armor-bearer (15 Occurrences)

Bearer (23 Occurrences)

Ner (17 Occurrences)

Helped (64 Occurrences)

Joab (128 Occurrences)

Ammonite (22 Occurrences)

Records (50 Occurrences)

Answereth (144 Occurrences)

Jehosh'aphat (75 Occurrences)

Keeper (72 Occurrences)

Weapons (66 Occurrences)

Zerub'babel (23 Occurrences)

Adonijah (28 Occurrences)

Ab'salom (85 Occurrences)

Abiathar (29 Occurrences)

David's (142 Occurrences)

Quench (14 Occurrences)

Quick-footed (7 Occurrences)

Zeruial (1 Occurrence)

Nahari (1 Occurrence)

Nahrai (1 Occurrence)

Jithra (1 Occurrence)

Jesraelite (1 Occurrence)

Longed (24 Occurrences)

Gittite (10 Occurrences)

Gazelles (5 Occurrences)

Gazelle (12 Occurrences)

Wielded (7 Occurrences)

Won (24 Occurrences)

Waist (36 Occurrences)

It'tai (7 Occurrences)

Ittai (9 Occurrences)

Included (17 Occurrences)

Ishmaelite (3 Occurrences)

Inclined (23 Occurrences)

Ish'maelite (3 Occurrences)

Fleet-footed (2 Occurrences)

Famous (20 Occurrences)

Relationships (1 Occurrence)

Reviled (25 Occurrences)

Roe (21 Occurrences)

Roes (12 Occurrences)

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