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,
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
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2. A Levitical gatekeeper and musician; son of the musician Jeduthun (1 Ch. 16:38). His primary work was apparently that of gatekeeper (15:18, 24; 16:38), but he was also among those assigned to play the lyre before the ark of the covenant (15:21; cf. vv 16–18; 16:5).
3. Head of a Korahite family of gatekeepers assigned to the south gate of the temple and the storehouse (1 Ch. 26:4, 8, 15). He was blessed of God in that he had sixty-two sons and descendants who served as gatekeepers, and they were men of great ability (26:4–8).
4. A temple servant in charge of its vessels and precious metals. Joash king of Israel took Obed-edom hostage when he defeated Amaziah of Judah in battle, sacked Jerusalem, and stole the sacred vessels and silver and gold of the temple (2 Ch. 25:24).D. H. Engelhard
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
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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
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
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.
Jeduthun (Heb. yĕḏûṯûn, yĕḏɩ̂ṯûn)1. The father of Obed-edom, who with his descendants were the Korahite levitical gatekeepers for the temple (1 Chr. 16:38, 42b; cf. 1 Chr. 26:1, 4, 8).2. A levitical musician who served in David’s tabernacle (1 Chr. 16:41–42; 25:6) and Solomon’s temple (2 Chr.
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
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
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