King James Bible Dictionary



The Bible

Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: Yes
  • Included in Naves: Yes
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: No
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


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.

Hitchcock's Names Dictionary

pain or tribulation of the Lord

Naves Topical Index

Sister of David
1 Chronicles 2:16

Mother of three of David's great soldiers
1 Chronicles 2:16; 2 Samuel 2:18; 2 Samuel 3:39; 2 Samuel 16:9-11; 2 Samuel 17:25

Smith's Bible Dictionary

(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.)