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Holman Bible Dictionary
(zeh ruh i' uh) Personal name meaning, “perfumed with mastix” or “bleed.” Mother of three of David's generals, Joab, Abishai, and Asahel (2 Samuel 2:18
). According to 1 Chronicles 2:16
, Zeruiah was David's (half) sister. According to 2 Samuel 17:25
, her sister, Abigail, was the (grand)daughter of Nahash rather than of Jesse, David's father. Kinship with David accounts for the positions of trust enjoyed by Zeruiah's sons.
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Zeruiah'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/z/zeruiah.html. 1991.