pain or tribulation of the Lord

(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.)

-Sister of David 1Ch 2:16 -Mother of three of David’ s great soldiers 1Ch 2:16; 2Sa 2:18; 3:39; 16:9-11; 17:25

Stricken of the Lord, David’s sister, and the mother of Abishai, Joab, and Asahel (1 Chr. 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.