Obed, Son of Boaz
Obed (son of Ruth)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Son of Boaz and Ruth (Ruth 4:17–22). Grandfather of King David; listed in the genealogies of Jesus in both Matthew and Luke (Matt 1:5; Luke 3:32).
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
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
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
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 HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Obed (oh´bid; Heb., “worshiper”).1 The son of Boaz and Ruth who becomes the father of Jesse and grandfather of David (Ruth 4:13–22; 1 Chron. 2:12). Naomi, Ruth’s mother-in-law, was his nurse (Ruth 4:16). According to Ruth 4:17, Obed was named by the women of Bethlehem, who proclaimed, “A son has been
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
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 (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
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Obed [ōˊbĕd] (Heb. ˓ôḇēḏ, ˓ōḇēḏ, “worshipper” or “servant”; Gk. Iōbēd).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
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
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