All the Men of the Bible

Obed [Ō’bed]—worshiper or a servant who worships.

  1. Son of Boaz, by Ruth, and better than ten sons to her, since through Obed she became an ancestress of Jesus Christ (Ruth 4:17-22; 1 Chron. 2:12; Matt. 1:5; Luke 3:32).
  2. Son of Ephlal, descendant of Judah (1 Chron. 2:37, 38).
  3. One of David’s valiant men (1 Chron. 11:47).
  4. A son of Shemaiah, a gatekeeper at the Tabernacle in David’s time (1 Chron. 26:7).
  5. Father of Azariah, in the time of Athaliah (2 Chron. 23:1).

Devotional content drawn from All the Men of the Bible by Herbert Lockyer. Used with permission.

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