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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jesse  \Jes"se\,  n.  [LL.  Jesse,  the  father  of  David,  fr  Gr  ?, 
  fr  Herb.  Yishai.] 
  Any  representation  or  suggestion  of  the  genealogy  of  Christ, 
  in  decorative  art;  as: 
  a  A  genealogical  tree  represented  in  stained  glass. 
  b  A  candlestick  with  many  branches,  each  of  which  bears  the 
  name  of  some  one  of  the  descendants  of  Jesse;  --  called 
  also  {tree  of  Jesse}. 
 
  {Jesse  window}  (Arch.),  a  window  of  which  the  glazing  and 
  tracery  represent  the  tree  of  Jesse. 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Jesse,  WV 
  Zip  code(s):  24849 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Jesse 
  firm,  or  a  gift,  a  son  of  Obed,  the  son  of  Boaz  and  Ruth  (Ruth 
  4:17,  22;  Matt.  1:5,  6;  Luke  3:32).  He  was  the  father  of  eight 
  sons,  the  youngest  of  whom  was  David  (1  Sam.  17:12).  The  phrase 
  "stem  of  Jesse"  is  used  for  the  family  of  David  (Isa.  11:1),  and 
  "root  of  Jesse"  for  the  Messiah  (Isa.  11:10;  Rev.  5:5).  Jesse 
  was  a  man  apparently  of  wealth  and  position  at  Bethlehem  (1  Sam. 
  17:17,  18,  20;  Ps  78:71).  The  last  reference  to  him  is  of 
  David's  procuring  for  him  an  asylum  with  the  king  of  Moab  (1 
  Sam.  22:3). 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Jesse,  gift;  oblation;  one  who  is 
 




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