(2.) 1Ch 2:34-38.
(3.) 1Ch 26:7.
(4.) 2Ch 23:1.
1. Son of Boaz and Ruth (Ru 4:17); father of Jesse, David's father (1Ch 2:12; Mt 1:5; Lu 3:22). Hannah in her song (1Sa 2:5,7,10, "they that were hungry ceased ... the barren hath borne seven ... the Lord maketh poor and maketh rich") apparently alludes to Ruth's experience as reproduced in her own. Ruth poor and gleaning in the grain becomes wife of Boaz, the "mighty man of wealth." From her springs "the Anointed King" Messiah, of whom Hannah sings. The famine which drove Elimelech's sons to Moab was not long before, due in part to Philistine inroads (compare 1 Samuel 4). The women congratulated Naomi on Obed's birth: "the Lord hath not left thee without a kinsman (goel "redeemer"), that his name may be famous in Israel, and he shall be ... a nourisher of thine old age, for thy daughter in law, which is better to thee than sorest sons, hath borne him" (Ru 4:14-15).
2. 1Ch 2:37-38.
3. 1Ch 11:47.
4. 1Ch 26:7.
5. Father of Azariah. (2Ch 23:1).
1. The son of Boaz and Ruth, the father of Jesse and grandfather of David (Ru 4:17), and an ancestor of our Lord (Mt 1:5; Lu 3:32). 2. A descendant of Sheshan (1Ch 2:37 ff.). 3. One of David's heroes (1Ch 11:47). 4. A son of Shemaiah (1Ch 26:7). 5. The father of Azariah (2Ch 23:1).
2. Son of Ephlal, a descendant of Jarha, the Egyptian slave of Sheshan. 1Ch 2:37-38.
3. One of David's mighty men. 1Ch 11:47.
4. Son of Shemaiah, a Korhite. 1Ch 26:7.
5. Father of Azariah. 2Ch 23:1.
1. Son of Boaz and Ruth the Moabitess and father of Jesse.
(B.C. 1360.) The circumstances of his birth which make up all that we know about him are given with much beauty in the book of Ruth. The name of Obed occurs only
and in the four genealogies,
2. A descendant of Jarha, the Egyptian slave of Sheshan, in the line of Jerahmeel.
(B.C. after 1014.)
3. One of David's mighty men.
4. One of the gate-keepers of the temple; son of Shemaiah the first-born of Obed-edom.
5. Father of Azariah, one of the captains of hundreds who joined with Jehoiada in the revolution by which Athaliah fell.
(B.C. before 876.)
OBED, a prophet of the Lord, who, being at Samaria when the Israelites of the ten tribes returned from the war with their King Pekah, together with two hundred thousand of the people of Judah, whom they had taken captive, went out to meet them; and through his remonstrances the captives were liberated, 2 Chronicles 28. This circumstance is all that is recorded concerning Obed.