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obed-edom in Easton's Bible Dictionary

servant of Edom. (1.) "The Gittite" (probably so called because he was a native of Gath-rimmon), a Levite of the family of the Korhites (1 Chr. 26:1, 4-8), to whom was specially intrusted the custody of the ark (1 Chr. 15:18). When David was bringing up the ark "from the house of Abinadab, that was in Gibeah" (probably some hill or eminence near Kirjath-jearim), and had reached Nachon's threshing-floor, he became afraid because of the "breach upon Uzzah," and carried it aside into the house of Obededom (2 Sam. 6:1-12). There it remained for six months, and was to him and his house the occasion of great blessing. David then removed it with great rejoicing to Jerusalem, and set it in the midst of the tabernacle he had pitched for it. (2.) A Merarite Levite, a temple porter, who with his eight sons guarded the southern gate (1 Chr. 15:18, 21; 26:4, 8, 15). (3.) One who had charge of the temple treasures (2 Chr. 25:24).

obed-edom in Smith's Bible Dictionary

(servant of Edom). 1. A Levite, described as a Gittite, #2Sa 6:10,11| that is, probably, a native of the Levitical city of Gath-rimmon in Manasseh, which was assigned to the Kohathites. #Jos 21:25| (B.C. 1045.) After the death of Uzzah, the ark, which was being conducted from the house of Abinadab in Gibeah to the city of David, was carried aside into the house of Obed edom, where it continued three months. It was brought thence by David. #2Sa 6:12; 1Ch 15:25| 2. "Obed-edom the son of Jeduthun" #1Ch 16:38| a Merarite Levite, appears to be a different person from the last mentioned. He was a Levite of the second degree and a gate-keeper for the ark, #1Ch 15:18,24| appointed to sound "with harps on the Sheminith to excel." #1Ch 15:21; 16:5| (B.C. 1043.)

obed-edom in Schaff's Bible Dictionary

O'BED-E'DOM . (servant of Edom). 1. A Gittite who lived in David's time, 1 Chr 13:13, and at whose house the ark was deposited, after the dreadful death of Uzzah. 2 Sam 6:6-10. The blessing which came on the house of Obed-edom for the ark's sake encouraged David to remove it to Jerusalem. 2 Sam 6:10-12. 2. The temple-treasurer in the reign of Amaziah. 2 Chr 25:24.