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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).