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Obed (gatekeeper)
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Obed, Son of Ephlal
Obed, Son of Ephlal (עוֹבֵד‎, oved). A descendant of Jerahmeel, the firstborn of Hezron, mentioned only in 1 Chr 2:37.
Obed, Son of Shemaiah
Obed, Son of Shemaiah (עוֹבֵד‎, oved). A Korahite descendant of Levi who served as a temple gatekeeper (1 Chr 26:7).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
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
Obed
Obed. 1. Ruth and Boaz’s first child, listed among the ancestors of Jesus (Ru 4:17, 21, 22; 1 Chr 2:12; Mt 1:5; Lk 3:32).See Genealogy of Jesus Christ.2. Jerameelite and Ephlal’s son (1 Chr 2:37, 38).3. One of David’s mighty men (1 Chr 11:47).4. Shemaiah’s son and an able leader who ruled his father’s
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Obed
4. A Korahite gatekeeper at the temple, son of Shemaiah; described as a man “of great ability” (1 Ch. 26:6f.).
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Obed
OBED1. Ruth and Boaz’s first child, listed among the ancestors of Jesus (Ru 4:17, 21–22; 1 Chr 2:12; Mt 1:5; Lk 3:32). See Genealogy of Jesus Christ.2. Jerahmeelite and Ephlal’s son (1 Chr 2:37–38).3. One of David’s mighty men (1 Chr 11:47).4. Shemaiah’s son and an able leader who ruled his father’s
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Obed
OBED1. The son of Boaz and Ruth the Moabitess. He was the father of Jesse, grandfather of David, and ancestor of Jesus (Ruth 4:17, 21–22; 1 Chr 2:12; Mt 1:5; Lk 3:32).2. The son of Ephlal, son Zabad, one of David’s mighty men. He was of the tribe of Judah, descending through Sheshan’s only remaining
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Obed
OBED (Heb. ‘ôḇēḏ, ‘servant’). 1. The son of Ruth and Boaz (Ru. 4:17), and grandfather of David (Ru. 4:21f.; 1 Ch. 2:12; Mt. 1:5; Lk. 3:32). Obed’s birth brought comfort to Naomi’s old age. 2. A Jerahmeelite (1 Ch. 2:37f.). 3. One of David’s mighty men (1 Ch. 11:47). 4. A son of Shemaiah and grandson
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
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,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Obed
Obed [ōˊbĕd] (Heb. ˓ôḇēḏ, ˓ōḇēḏ, “worshipper” or “servant”; Gk. Iōbēd).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Obed
O´bed (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,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Obed
O´BED (ōʹbed; “serving”).1. The son of Boaz and Ruth and father of Jesse the father of David (Ruth 4:17; 1 Chron. 2:12), about 1070 b.c. The name Obed occurs only in Ruth 4:17 and in the four genealogies (Ruth 4:21–22; 1 Chron. 2:12; Matt. 1:5; Luke 3:32).2. A descendant of Jarha, the Egyptian slave
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Obed
Obedserving; worshipping. (1.) A son of Boaz and Ruth (Ruth 4:21, 22), and the grandfather of David (Matt. 1:5).(2.) 1 Chr. 2:34–38.(3.) 1 Chr. 26:7.(4.) 2 Chr. 23:1.
See also
Relatives
Shemaiah Father
Elihu Brother
Elzabad Brother
Rephael Brother
Othni Brother
Semachiah Brother
Obededom Grandfather
Issachar Uncle
Nethanel Uncle
Joah Uncle
Jehozabad Uncle
Sachar Uncle
Peullethai Uncle
Roles