Obed in Easton's Bible Dictionary
serving; 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.
Obed in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. Son of Boaz and Ruth (Rth 4:17); father of Jesse, David's
father (1 Chronicles 2:12; Matthew 1:5; Luke 3:22). Hannah in
her song (1 Samuel 2:5; 1 Samuel 2:7; 1 Samuel 2:10, "they
that were hungry ceased ... the barren hath borne seven ...
the Lord maketh poor and maketh rich") apparently alludes to
Ruth's experience as reproduced in her own. Ruth poor and
gleaning in the grain becomes wife of Boaz, the "mighty man of
wealth." From her springs "the Anointed King" Messiah, of whom
Hannah sings. The famine which drove Elimelech's sons to Moab
was not long before, due in part to Philistine inroads
(compare 1 Samuel 4). The women congratulated Naomi on Obed's
birth: "the Lord hath not left thee without a kinsman (goel
"redeemer"), that his name may be famous in Israel, and he
shall be ... a nourisher of thine old age, for thy daughter in
law, which is better to thee than sorest sons, hath borne him"
2. 1 Chronicles 2:37-38.
3. 1 Chronicles 11:47.
4. 1 Chronicles 26:7.
5. Father of Azariah. (2 Chronicles 23:1).
Obed in Hitchcock's Bible Names
a servant; workman
Obed in Naves Topical Bible
-1. Son of Boaz and grandfather of David
Ru 4:17-22; 1Ch 2:12; Mt 1:5; Lu 3:32
-2. Son of Ephlal and grandson of Zabad
-3. One of David's heroes
-4. Son of Shemaiah. A gatekeeper of the temple
-5. Father of Azariah
Obed in Smiths Bible Dictionary
1. Son of Boaz and Ruth the Moabitess and father of
Jesse. Ru 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 Ru
4:17 and in the four genealogies, Ru 4:21,22; 1Ch 2:12; Mt
1:5; Lu 3:32
2. A descendant of Jarha, the Egyptian slave of
Sheshan, in the line of Jerahmeel. 1Ch 2:37,38 (B.C. after
3. One of David's mighty men. 1Ch 11:47 (B.C. 1046.)
4. One of the gate-keepers of the temple; son of
Shemaiah the first-born of Obed-edom. 1Ch 26:7 (B.C. 1017.)
5. Father of Azariah, one of the captains of hundreds
who joined with Jehoiada in the revolution by which Athaliah
fell. 2Ch 23:1 (B.C. before 876.)
Obed in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
o'-bed (`obhedh, "worshipper"; in the New Testament Iobed):
(1) Son of Boaz and Ruth and grandfather of David (Ruth
4:17,21,22; 1 Ch 2:12; Mt 1:5; Lk 3:32).
(2) Son of Ephlal and descendant of Sheshan, the Jerahmeelite,
through his daughter who was married to Jarha, an Egyptian
servant of her father's (1 Ch 2:37,38).
(3) One of David's mighty men (1 Ch 11:47).
(4) A Korahite doorkeeper, son of Shemaiah, and grandson of
Obed-edom (1 Ch 26:7).
(5) Father of Azariah, one of the centurions who took part
with Jehoiada in deposing Queen Athaliah and crowning Joash (2
Ch 23:1; compare 2 Ki 11:1-16).
David Francis Roberts
Obed in Wikipedia
In the Tanakh, Obed (Hebrew: עובד, Oved) was a son of Boaz and
Ruth , the father of Jesse, and the grandfather of David.
In the Christian Scriptures, He is one of Jesus' ancestors
through the aforementioned genealogy found in the gospels.
The name Obed is cognate with Arabic "Abd", meaning "servant,
Obed Scripture - 2 Chronicles 23:1
And in the seventh year Jehoiada strengthened himself, and
took the captains of hundreds, Azariah the son of Jeroham, and
Ishmael the son of Jehohanan, and Azariah the son of Obed, and
Maaseiah the son of Adaiah, and Elishaphat the son of Zichri,
into covenant with him.
Obed Scripture - Ruth 4:17
And the women her neighbours gave it a name, saying, There is
a son born to Naomi; and they called his name Obed: he [is]
the father of Jesse, the father of David.
Obed Scripture - Ruth 4:21
And Salmon begat Boaz, and Boaz begat Obed,