Jesse ben Obed the Ephrathite 
- Born: Bethlehem, Judaea, Palestine
- Marriage: Nitzevet 
Meaning: 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 ).
Jesse or Yishay or Isai (Hebrew : , Modern Yishai Tiberian Y, meaning "God Exists" or "God's gift"; Greek : ; Latin : Isai, Jesse) is the father of the Biblical David , who became the king of the nation of Israel. His son David is sometimes called simply "Son of Jesse" (ben yishay).
Jesse was the son of Obed and the grandson of Ruth . He was a Bethlehemite .
Jesse married Nitzevet  [MRIN: 551616607], daughter of Adael  and Unknown.