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Oded (father of Azariah)
Dictionaries
The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Oded, Father of Azariah
Oded, Father of Azariah (עֹדֵד‎, oded). Identified as the father of a prophet named Azariah, whose words inspire the religious reforms of King Asa (2 Chr 15:1, 8).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Oded (Person)
ODED (PERSON) [Heb ʿōdēd (עֹדֵד‎), ʿôdēd (עֹודֵד)]. This name is of uncertain etymology, with BDB (pp. 728–29) deriving it from ʿûd, “prob. return, go about, repeat, do again,” and KB translating it as “Orakeldeuter” (752; cf. also the discussion in Willi 1972: 221–22). There is probably some connection
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Oded
1. The father of Azariah, who prophesied in the reign of Asa of Judah (2 Ch. 15:1). The conjecture that Oded was the same as Iddo (12:15; 19:29) has no tenable foundation. The difficulty of 15:8, which makes Oded himself the prophet, cannot be explained by dropping “Azariah the son of,” for the phrase
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Obed
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
Oded
Oded (oh´did).1 The father of the prophet Azariah (2 Chron. 15:1).2 A prophet of Israel in the reign of Pekah (736–732 bce). He persuaded the army of Israel to treat the captives from Judah kindly and to allow them to return home (2 Chron. 28:9–15).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Oded
ODED1. The father of Azariah, a prophet in the reign of Asa of Judah (c. 911–869 SM b.c.), who met Asa on his return from defeating the Ethiopians (2 Chr 15:1–7). However, in v. 8 the prophecy is ascribed to Oded.2. A prophet of the Lord in Samaria who lived (c. 735 b.c.) in the reign of Pekah, king
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Oded
ODED. 1. Father of Azariah the prophet (2 Ch. 15:1) in the reign of Asa. V. 8 has either included a marginal gloss or omitted ‘Azariah the son of’.2. A prophet of Samaria (2 Ch. 28:9–15) who met the victorious army of the N kingdom returning with a number of enslaved captives from Judah, and remonstrated
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Oded
Oded (Heb. ʿôḏeḏ)1. The father of the prophet Azariah (11; 2 Chr. 15:1, 8).2. A prophet at Samaria who ordered the victorious Israelite army of King Pekah to free their Judahite prisoners. Oded rebuked the soldiers for their slaughter and reminded them of their own sins against Yahweh, whereupon
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Oded
O´ded (restoring).1. The father of Azariah the prophet, in the reign of Asa. 2 Chron. 15:1. (b.c. before 953.)2. A prophet of Jehovah in Samaria, at the time of Pekah’s invasion of Judah. 2 Chron. 28:9. (b.c. 739.)
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Oded
O´DED (ōʹded; “reiteration”).1. The father of Azariah the prophet who met Asa on his return from defeating the Ethiopians (2 Chron. 15:1), before 905 b.c. The address is in v. 8 (see marg.) ascribed to Oded, probably through a mistake of the copyists.2. A prophet of the Lord in Samaria in the time
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Oded
Odedrestoring, or setting up. (1.) Father of the prophet Azariah (2 Chr. 15:1, 8).(2.) A prophet in the time of Ahaz and Pekah (2 Chr. 28:9–15).
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Oded
OdedOded (ohʹded; meaning uncertain). 1 The father of the prophet Azariah (2 Chron. 15:1). 2 A prophet of Israel in the reign of Pekah (735-732 b.c.). He persuaded the army of Israel to treat the captives from Judah kindly and to return them to their countrymen (2 Chron. 28:9–15).
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Azariah Son