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Obed

Obed [N] [E] [H]

(serving ).

  1. Son of Boaz and Ruth the Moabitess and father of Jesse. ( Ruth 4:17 ) (B.C. 1360.) The circumstances of his birth which make up all that we know about him are given with much beauty in the book of Ruth. The name of Obed occurs only ( Ruth 4:17 ) and in the four genealogies, ( Ruth 4:21 Ruth 4:22 ; 1 Chronicles 2:12 ; Matthew 1:5 ; Luke 3:32 )
  2. A descendant of Jarha, the Egyptian slave of Sheshan, in the line of Jerahmeel. ( 1 Chronicles 2:37 1 Chronicles 2:38 ) (B.C. after 1014.)
  3. One of Davids mighty men. ( 1 Chronicles 11:47 ) (B.C. 1046.)
  4. One of the gate-keepers of the temple; son of Shemaiah the first-born of Obed-edom. ( 1 Chronicles 26:7 ) (B.C. 1017.)
  5. Father of Azariah, one of the captains of hundreds who joined with Jehoiada in the revolution by which Athaliah fell. ( 2 Chronicles 23:1 ) (B.C. before 876.)

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
[H] indicates this entry was also found in Hitchcock's Bible Names

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Obed'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.