Bible Names N-Z: Oded
Oded in Easton's Bible Dictionary
restoring, or setting up. (1.) Father of the prophet Azariah
Chr. 15:1, 8).
(2.) A prophet in the time of Ahaz and Pekah (2 Chr.
Oded in Fausset's Bible Dictionary
1. Father of Azariah the prophet under Asa (2 Chronicles
15:1); in 2 Chronicles 15:8 "of Oded the prophet" must be an
interpolation, for "the prophecy" in the Hebrew is absolute,
not in the construct state as it would necessarily be if the
words were genuine; besides not Oded but Azariah was "the
prophet," the Alexandrinus manuscript and Vulgate read in 2
Chronicles 15:8 "Azariah son of Oded."
2. A prophet of Samaria under Pekah. When the
Israelites led away 200,000 Jews captive to Samaria, "Oded
went out before the host and said, Because Jehovah was angry
with Judah, He hath delivered them into your hands, and ye
have slain them in a rage that reacheth up into heaven
(calling for divine vengeance on yourselves); and now ye
purpose to keep the children of Judah bondmen ... but are
there not with you, even with you, sins against Jehovah?
(compare Matthew 7:1-5; James 2:13). Now ... deliver the
captives again," etc. It was a bold venture so to reprove to
the face men flushed with triumph. But God often blesses an
effort more than one durst expect. Certain chiefs of
Ephraim, touched by his appeal, said, "ye shall not bring in
the captives here," etc. Then they took and clothed the
naked, and shod them, and gave them to eat and drink, and
anointed them (oil is refreshing and herding in the sultry
East), and carried all the feeble upon donkeys(compare Luke
10:34) and brought them to Jericho (Romans 12:20)
Oded in Hitchcock's Bible Names
Oded in Naves Topical Bible
-1. A prophet in Samaria
-2. Father of the prophet Azariah
Oded in Smiths Bible Dictionary
1. The father of Azariah the prophet, in the reign of
Asa. 2Ch 15:1 (B.C. before 953.)
2. A prophet of Jehovah in Samaria, at the time of
Pekah's invasion of Judah. 2Ch 28:9 (B.C. 739.)
Oded in the Bible Encyclopedia - ISBE
o'-ded (`owdhedh (2 Ch 15), `odhedh (elsewhere), `odhedh,
(1) According to 2 Ch 15:1, he was the father of Azariah who
prophesied in the reign of Asa of Judah (c 918-877), but
15:8 makes Oded himself the prophet. The two verses should
agree, so we should probably read in 15:8, "the prophecy of
Azariah, the son of Oded, the prophet," or else "the
prophecy of Azariah the prophet."
(2) A prophet of Samaria (2 Ch 28:9) who lived in the reigns
of Pekah, king of the Northern Kingdom, and Ahaz, king of
Judah. According to 2 Ch 28, Oded protested against the
enslavement of the captives which Pekah had brought from
Judah and Jerusalem on his return from the Syro-Ephraimitic
attack on the Southern Kingdom (735 BC). In this protest he
was joined by some of the chiefs of Ephraim, and the
captives were well treated. After those who were naked (i.e.
those who had scanty clothing; compare the meaning of the
word "naked" in Mk 14:51) had been supplied with clothing
from the spoil, and the bruised anointed with oil, the
prisoners were escorted to Jericho.
The narrative of 2 Ch 28 as a whole does not agree with that
of 2 Ki 15:37; 16:5 f, where the allied armies of Rezin of
Damascus and Pekah besieged Jerusalem, but failed to capture
it (compare Isa 7:1-17; 8:5-8a). As Curtis points out
(Chronicles, 459, where he compares Ex 21:2 ff; Lev 25:29-
43; Dt 15:12-18), wholesale enslavement of their fellow-
countrymen was not allowed to the Hebrews, and this fact the
passage illustrates. It seems to be a fulfillment in spirit
of Isa 61:1-2, a portion which our Lord read in the
synagogue at Nazareth (Lk 4:16-20).
David Francis Roberts
Oded in Wikipedia
In the Bible, there were two prophets called Oded.
The first was Oded, the father of Azariah.
The second was Oded the Samarian.
Oded Scripture - 2 Chronicles 15:1
And the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded:
Oded Scripture - 2 Chronicles 15:8
And when Asa heard these words, and the prophecy of Oded the
prophet, he took courage, and put away the abominable idols
out of all the land of Judah and Benjamin, and out of the
cities which he had taken from mount Ephraim, and renewed the
altar of the LORD, that [was] before the porch of the LORD.
Oded Scripture - 2 Chronicles 28:9
But a prophet of the LORD was there, whose name [was] Oded:
and he went out before the host that came to Samaria, and said
unto them, Behold, because the LORD God of your fathers was
wroth with Judah, he hath delivered them into your hand, and
ye have slain them in a rage [that] reacheth up unto heaven.
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