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ZERUAH (zê-rū'a, Heb. tserû‘âh, leprous). The widow of Nebat, father of Jeroboam of Israel (1Kgs.11.26).

ZERUAH zĭ rōō’ ə (צְרוּעָה). The mother of King Jeroboam (1 Kings 11:26).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)

Mother of King Jeroboam I (1Ki 11:26), the Septuagint, Codex Vaticanus and Lucian omit the name in 1Ki 11:26, but the long the Septuagint after Massoretic Text of 12:24 reads (12:24b): "And there was a man of the hill-country of Ephraim, a servant of Solomon, and his name was Jeroboam, and the name of his mother was Sareisa (Septuagint has Sareisa), a harlot."

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