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Easton's Bible Dictionary

Obed-Edom

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Servant of Edom.
  • "The Gittite" (probably so called because he was a native of Gath-rimmon), a Levite of the family of the Korhites (1 Chronicles 26:1,4-8 ), to whom was specially intrusted the custody of the ark (1 Chronicles 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 Samuel 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.

  • A Merarite Levite, a temple porter, who with his eight sons guarded the southern gate (1 Chronicles 15:18,21 ; 26:4,8,15 ).

  • One who had charge of the temple treasures (2 Chronicles 25:24 ).


  • Copyright Statement
    These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

    Bibliography Information
    Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Obed-Edom'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ebd/o/obed-edom.html. 1897.

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