Zeruiah


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Zeruiah

(zēro͞oī`ə), in the Bible, sister of David and mother of Joab.
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Then in 2009 he suffered tragedy when wife Zeruiah died of cancer.
Pictured are pupil Zeruiah Thompson with Cathy Stacey, Stoford Developments and Andy Browne of Stoford Retail.
Warm welcome: Local school pupil Zeruiah Thompson with Cathy Stacey from Stoford Developments and Andy Browne of Stoford Retail at Shard End Library's wall of colour.
And I am this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah be too hard for me.
As a result of David's passivity in the face of Tamar's rape--the transgenerational treachery continued with Absalom's murder of Amnon and Absalom's hatred for his father which drove him to usurp David's throne with the assistance of Joab, David's nephew and son of David's sister, Zeruiah.
Hebrew gravestones, partially obscured by weeds and garbage, occupy a plot of land adjacent to the historic Joab Ben Zeruiah synagogue, whose stone archways and grand interior walls hint of a prosperous and lively Jewish past.
116) For Cromwell's growing interest in removing Charles from the political process see John Morrill and Philip Baker, "Oliver Cromwell, the Regicide and the Sons of Zeruiah," in Peacey (ed.
Twelve autobiographical stories are told: Adah and Zillah, Dinah, Madam Potiphar, Zipporah, Rahab, Ruth and Orpah and Naomi, Rizpah, Tamar and Tamar, Zeruiah, Huldah, the anonymous woman from the Song of Songs, and the medium of Endor.
Request for him the kingship, since he is my elder brother; for him and for Abiathar the priest and for Joab the son of Zeruiah [the chief ex-conspirators].
And it might also be suggested that the narrative intends this to be understood as a demonstration of resolve to Joab, one of the sons of Zeruiah, whom the king would some verses hence proclaim unequivocally to be "too strong for me.
Moreover you know what Joab the son of Zeruiah did to me, how he dealt with the two commanders of the armies of Israel, Abner the son of Ner and Amasa the son of Jether, whom he murdered, retaliating in time of peace for blood shed in war.
He "answered him, by putting several cases in which murder was not to be punished," citing the Old Testament case of David's refusal to put Joab on trial for the murder of Abner because the murderer and his brothers had more troops at their disposal than David had: "the sons of Zeruiah were too hard for him.