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Ebed (Ezr. 8:6)
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Ebed, Son of Jonathan
Ebed, Son of Jonathan (עֶבֶד‎, eved). A descendant of Adin and head of a family who returned from exile to Judah (Ezra 8:6).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Ebed (Person)
EBED (PERSON) [Heb ʿebed (עֶבֶד)]. The name of two individuals in the Hebrew Bible.1. The ancestor of GAAL (Judg 9:26, 28, 30, 31, 35). Gaal led the men of Shechem in an unsuccessful revolt against Abimelech. The MT renders the name Gaal ben-Ebed, although some Hebrew mss contain the variant spelling
Obed (Person)
OBED (PERSON) [Heb ʿôbēd (עֹובֵד)]. Var. EBED. 1. The son of Ruth and Boaz, the grandfather of King David, ancestor of Jesus Christ (Ruth 4:13, 17, 22; 1 Chr 2:12; Matt 1:5; Luke 3:32). Obed was the son of the Moabite Ruth who had returned with her mother-in-law Naomi to Bethlehem where she married
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Ebed
Ebed. 1. Gaal’s father (Jgs 9:26–35). Gaal led the men of Shechem in an unsuccessful revolt against Abimelech, judge of Israel.2. Adin’s descendant and son of Jonathan. Ebed was the head of a family that returned to Judah with Ezra after the exile (Ezr 8:6).
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Ebed (Ezra 8:6)
2. A companion of Ezra in his return (Ezr. 8:6). In 1 Esd. 8:32 he is called Obed (AV, NEB, “Obeth”).
Obed
6. [Gk Apoc. Ōbēth]; AV, NEB, OBETH. Son of Jonathan; one of the men who returned from Babylon with Ezra (1 Esd. 8:32); called Ebed in Ezr. 8:6.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Ebed
EBED1. Gaal’s father (Jgs 9:26–35). Gaal led the men of Shechem in an unsuccessful revolt against Abimelech, judge of Israel.2. Adin’s descendant and son of Jonathan. Ebed was the head of a family that returned to Judah with Ezra after the exile (Ezr 8:6).
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Ebed
Ebed (ee´bid; Heb., “servant”).1 The father of Gaal, the leader of a group who settled in Shechem and attempted an ill-fated rebellion against Abimelech (Judg. 9:26–45).2 The leader of Adin, a family group who returned from exile in Babylon with Ezra (Ezra 8:6).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Ebed
EBED. Meaning servant, Heb. ˓ebed is an element of many compound names. The following may be shortened from ˓ebed-˒ēl, “servant of God,” or ˓ebed-yāh, “servant of Yahweh”:1. The father of Gaal who headed the rebellion against Abimelech at Shechem (Jdg 9:26–35).2. The leader of the clan of Adin, who
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Ebed
Ebed (Heb. ʿeḇeḏ)1. The father of Gaal the adversary of Abimelech (Judg. 9:26–35).2. The son of Jonathan and head of the family of Adin who, accompanied by “50 males,” returned from exile with Ezra (Ezra 8:6).
Obed
Obed (Heb. ʿôḇēḏ; Gk. Iōbēd) (also EBED)1. The son of Ruth, the widowed Moabitess (Ruth 4:21), and Boaz, the “close relative” (2:21) of her deceased husband Mahlon. Obed became the grandfather of King David (Ruth 4:16; 1 Chr. 2:12) and ancestor of Jesus Christ (Matt. 1:5; Luke 3:32). Curiously,
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Ebed
E´bed (a servant). (Many MSS have Eber.)1. Father of Gaal, who with his brethren assisted the men of Shechem in their revolt against Abimelech. Judges 9:26, 28, 30, 31, 35. (b.c. 1206.)2. Son of Jonathan; one of the Bene-Adin who returned from Babylon with Ezra. Ezra 8:6.
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Ebed
E´BED (eʹbed; “servant”).1. The father of Gaal (which see), who headed the insurrection at Shechem against Abimelech (Judg. 9:26–35), about 1100 b.c.2. Son of Jonathan and head of the descendants of Adin, who returned (to the number of fifty males) from the captivity (Ezra 8:6), about 457 b.c.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Ebed
Ebedslave, the father of Gaal, in whom the men of Shechem “put confidence” in their conspiracy against Abimelech (Judg. 9:26, 26, 30, 31).
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Relatives
Jonathan Father