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Obed

Obed [N] [H] [S]

serving; worshipping.

  • A son of Boaz and Ruth ( Ruth 4:21 Ruth 4:22 ), and the grandfather of David ( Matthew 1:5 ).

  • 1 Chronicles 2:34-38 .

  • 1 Chronicles 26:7 .

  • 2 Chronicles 23:1 .

    These dictionary topics are from
    M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
    published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

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

    Bibliography Information

    Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Obed". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

  • Obed [N] [E] [S]

    a servant; workman
    Hitchcock's Dictionary of Bible Names. Public Domain. Copy freely.

    [N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
    [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
    [S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

    Bibliography Information

    Hitchcock, Roswell D. "Entry for 'Obed'". "An Interpreting Dictionary of Scripture Proper Names". . New York, N.Y., 1869.

    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.

    OBED

    o'-bed (`obhedh, "worshipper"; in the New Testament Iobed):

    (1) Son of Boaz and Ru and grandfather of David (Ruth 4:17,21,22; 1 Chronicles 2:12; Matthew 1:5; Luke 3:32).

    (2) Son of Ephlal and descendant of Sheshan, the Jerahmeelite, through his daughter who was married to Jarha, an Egyptian servant of her father's (1 Chronicles 2:37,38).

    (3) One of David's mighty men (1 Chronicles 11:47).

    (4) A Korahite doorkeeper, son of Shemaiah, and grandson of Obed-edom (1 Chronicles 26:7).

    (5) Father of Azariah, one of the centurions who took part with Jehoiada in deposing Queen Athaliah and crowning Joash (2 Chronicles 23:1; compare 2 Kings 11:1-16).

    David Francis Roberts


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    Bibliography Information
    Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'OBED'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.