Zeruah was a widow and mother to a son named Jeroboam who rebelled against King Solomon and became king of the nothern kingdom of Israel about 3,000 years ago.

Jeroboam, whose father was a man named Nebat, was an Ephraimite from Zeredah.

Zeruah lived during a time when the tribes of Israel were sharply divided into two groups. The northern tribes eventually established their own kingdom, the northern kingdom of Israel, under Jeroboam, and the Israelites to the south became known as the kingdom of Judah, under Solomon's son, Rehaboam.

Zeruah is mentioned by name in 1 Kings 11:26.

The name Zeruah means "leper."

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