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ō´bed ( עובד , עבד , ‛ōbhēdh , "worshipper"; in the New Testament Ἰωβήδ , Ióbḗd ):

(1) Son of Boaz and Ruth and grandfather of David (Rth 4:17, Rth 4:21, Rth 4:22; 1 Chronicles 2:12 ; Matthew 1:5 ; Luke 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 Chronicles 2:37 , 1 Chronicles 2:38 ).

(3) One of David's mighty men (1 Chronicles 11:47 ).

(4) A K orahite doorkeeper, son of Shemaiah, and grandson of Obed-edom (1 Chronicles 26:7 ).

(5) Father of Azariah, one of the centurions who took part with Jehoiada in deposing Queen Athaliah and crowning Joash (2 Chronicles 23:1 ; compare 2 Ki 11:1-16).

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Obed'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. 1915.

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