Obed (Oh´bid; Heb., “worshiper”)

1 A man about whom there is no story in the Bible apart from the record of his birth to Ruth and Boaz (Ruth 4:13-22). Obed nevertheless assumes significance in both OT and NT for his genealogical role as the father of Jesse and grandfather of David (1Chr 2:12), and hence as an ancestor of Jesus (Matt 1:5; Luke 3:32). 2 The son of Ephlal and the father of Jehu, of the tribe of Judah (1Chr 2:37-38). 3 One of the warriors in the list of King David’s armies (1Chr 11:47).

Ruth 4:13-22

The Genealogy of David
13So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife. When they came together, the Lord made her conceive, and she bore a son.14Then the women sai ... View more

1Chr 2:12

12Boaz of Obed, Obed of Jesse.

Matt 1:5

5and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse,

Luke 3:32

32son of Jesse, son of Obed, son of Boaz, son of Sala, son of Nahshon,

1Chr 2:37-38

37Zabad became the father of Ephlal, and Ephlal of Obed.38Obed became the father of Jehu, and Jehu of Azariah.

1Chr 11:47

47Eliel, and Obed, and Jaasiel the Mezobaite.

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