Zeru'ah (Heb. Tseruah'. צרוּעָה, smitten with leporosy [Gesen.] or full-breasted [Fürst]; Sept. Σαρουά Vulg. Sarua), the widowed mother of Jeroboam the son of Nebat (1Ki 11:26). B.C. 973. In the additional narrative of the Sept. inserted after 1Ki 12:24, she is called Sarira (a corruption of Zereda, Jeroboam's native place), and is said to have been a harlot.