A lifelong farmer and shepherd on the hills of Bethlehem, Jesse is a descendent from the Israelite line of Boaz and Obed.
The father of eight sons and two daughters, Jesse lovingly taught his youngest son, David, the skills and knowledge needed to be a good shepherd: how to value and protect every sheep in the flock, how to sense danger (even when you can't see it), and how to battle obvious, imminent threats (like wolves, lions, and bears).
To Jesse, the biggest lesson he could teach David was to know the flock is part of their family. These lessons from the pasture would prepare David for his confrontation on the battlefield with Goliath.
You will meet Jesse as he coaches David in DvG: Conquering Giants.