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Obededom (Gittite)
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The man who owned the house where David stored the ark of the covenant of God after Uzzah died while moving the ark (2 Sam 6:10–12). Yahweh blessed him and his household because of the ark’s presence there. The term “the Gittite” refers to Obed-Edom being a resident of Gath.
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Obed-Edom the Gittite
Obed-Edom the Gittite (עֹבֵד אֱדוֹם‎, oved edom). The man who owned the house where David stored the ark of the covenant of God after Uzzah died while moving the ark (2 Sam 6:10–12). Yahweh blessed him and his household because of the ark’s presence there. The term “the Gittite” refers to Obed-Edom being
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Obed-Edom (Person)
OBED-EDOM (PERSON) [Heb ʿōbēd-ʾĕdôm (עֹבֵד־אֱדֹום)]. Four individuals in the OT bear this non-Yahwistic name meaning “Servant of (the god) Edom” (cf. the Phoen personal name ʿbdʾdm). According to Albright (YGC, 140 and n. 76), the theophoric element (ʾĕdōm/ʾādōm?) names the consort of Resheph,
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Obed-edom
Obed-edom. 1. Man in whose care David placed the ark of the covenant when he was transferring it from Gibeah to Jerusalem (2 Sm 6:10–12; 1 Chr 13:5–14). He is called a “Gittite,” which indicates that his birthplace was Gath. This was not the Philistine city of Gath but the levitical town in the territory
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Obed-Edom
1. A Philistine living somewhere between Kiriath-jearim (where the ark of God had been for some twenty years, 1 S. 7:1f) and Jerusalem (2 S. 6:10–12; 1 Ch. 13:13f.; 15:25). He was a Gittite (i.e., from Gath) who had taken up residence in Judah. After the sudden death of Uzzah—who had touched the ark
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Obed-Edom
OBED-EDOM1. Man under whose care David placed the ark of the covenant when he was transferring it from Gibeah to Jerusalem (2 Sm 6:10–12; 1 Chr 13:5–14). He is called a Gittite, which indicates that his birthplace was Gath. This was not the Philistine city of Gath but the Levitical town in the territory
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Obed-Edom
Obed-edom (oh´bid-ee´duhm; Heb., “worshiper of Edom”).1 The name of a Gittite in whose house David stored the ark of God for three months. During the transport of the ark from Baale-judah (or Kiriath-jearim) to Jerusalem, Uzzah, one of David’s men, touched the ark and died. Unwilling to continue with
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Obed-Edom
OBED-EDOM1. Obed-edom, the Gittite, was possibly a Levite whose birthplace was Gath-rimmon, a Levitical city in Dan (Josh 19:45). At the death of Uzzah, when David sought to move the ark from the house of Abinadab, the sacred vessel was put in the house of Obed-edom near Jerusalem to its W, for three
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Obed-Edom
OBED-EDOM (Heb. ’ôḇēḏ ‘edôm, ‘servant of [god?] Edom’). 1. A Philistine of Gath living in the neighbourhood of Jerusalem. Before taking it to Jerusalem David left the ark in his house for 3 months after the death of Uzzah, during which time its presence brought blessing to the household (2 Sa. 6:10ff.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Obed-Edom
Obed-Edom (Heb. ʿōḇēḏ-ʾĕḏôm)1. A Gittite in whose house David stored the ark of the Lord for three months, following the death of Uzzah for having touched the ark (2 Sam. 6:10–11; 1 Chr. 13:13–14). When David heard that Obed-edom was blessed because of the ark’s presence, he ordered its removal
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Obed-Edom
Obed-Edom [ōˊbəd ēˊdəm] (Heb. ˓ōḇēḏ˒eḏōm, ˓ōḇēḏ ˒eḏôm “servant of Edom”).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Obed-edom
O´bed-e´dom (servant of Edom).1. A Levite, described as a Gittite, 2 Sam. 6:10, 11, that is, probably, a native of the Levitical city of Gath-rimmon in Manasseh, which was assigned to the Kohathites. Josh. 21:25. (b.c. 1043.) After the death of Uzzah, the ark, which was being conducted from the house
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Obed-Edom
O´BED-E´DOM (ōʹbed-ēʹdom; “servant of Edom”).1. A Levite of the family of Korhites and belonging to the class of gatekeepers (1 Chron. 15:18, 24). He is called a Gittite, or Gathite, from his birthplace, the Levitical city of Gath-rimmon in the tribe of Dan. After the death of Uzzah, the Ark, which
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