Obed-Edom
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Obed-Edom

servant of Edom

ATS Bible Dictionary
Obed-Edom

A Levite, whose special prosperity while keeper of the ark after the dreadful death of Uzziah encouraged David to carry it up to Jerusalem. Obed-edom and his sons were made doorkeepers of the tabernacle at Jerusalem, 2 Samuel 6:10-12; 1 Chronicles 15:18-24; 16:38; 26:4- 8,15.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
Servant of Edom.

(1.) "The Gittite" (probably so called because he was a native of Gath-rimmon), a Levite of the family of the Korhites (1 Chronicles 26:1, 4-8), to whom was specially intrusted the custody of the ark (1 Chronicles 15:18). When David was bringing up the ark "from the house of Abinadab, that was in Gibeah" (probably some hill or eminence near Kirjath-jearim), and had reached Nachon's threshing-floor, he became afraid because of the "breach upon Uzzah," and carried it aside into the house of Obededom (2 Samuel 6:1-12). There it remained for six months, and was to him and his house the occasion of great blessing. David then removed it with great rejoicing to Jerusalem, and set it in the midst of the tabernacle he had pitched for it.

(2.) A Merarite Levite, a temple porter, who with his eight sons guarded the southern gate (1 Chronicles 15:18, 21; 26:4, 8, 15).

(3.) One who had charge of the temple treasures (2 Chronicles 25:24).

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
OBED-EDOM

o'-bed-e'-dom (`obhedh 'edhowm (2 Chronicles 25:24), `obhedd 'edhom (2 Samuel 6:10 1 Chronicles 13:13, 14; 1 Chronicles 15:25), but elsewhere without hyphen, "servant of (god) Edom"; so W. R. Smith, Religion of Semites (2), 42, and H. P. Smith, Samuel, 294, though others explain it as = "servant of man"): In 2 Samuel 6:10, 11, 12 1 Chronicles 13:13, 14 a Philistine of Gath and servant of David, who received the Ark of Yahweh into his house when David brought it into Jerusalem from Kiriath-jearim. Because of the sudden death of Uzzah, David was unwilling to proceed with the Ark to his citadel, and it remained three months in the house of Obed-edom, "and Yahweh blessed Obed-edom, and all his house" (2 Samuel 6:11). According to 1 Chronicles 13:14 the Ark had a special "house" of its own while there. He is probably the same as the Levite of 1 Chronicles 15:25. In 1 Chronicles 15:16-21 Obed-edom is a "singer," and in 1 Chronicles 15:24 a "doorkeeper," while according to 1 Chronicles 26:4-8, 15 he is a Korahite doorkeeper, to whose house fell the overseership of the storehouse (26:15), while 1 Chronicles 16:5, 38 names him as a "minister before the ark," a member of the house or perhaps guild of Jeduthun (see 2 Chronicles 25:24).

Obed-edom is an illustration of the service rendered to Hebrew religion by foreigners, reminding one of the Simon of Cyrene who bore the cross of Jesus (Matthew 27:32, etc.). The Chronicler naturally desired to think that only Levites could discharge such duties as Obed-edom performed, and hence, the references to him as a Levite.

David Francis Roberts.

Strong's Hebrew
5654. Obed Edom -- "servant of Edom," an Israelite name
Obed Edom. 5653, 5654. Obed Edom. 5655 . "servant of Edom," an Israelite
name. Transliteration: Obed Edom Phonetic Spelling: (o ...
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3485. Yissaskar -- perhaps "there is recompense," a son of Jacob ...
... perhaps "there is recompense," a son of Jacob and Leah, also a son of Obed-edom.
Transliteration: Yissaskar Phonetic Spelling: (yis-saw-kawr') Short Definition ...
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Library

The Ark of the House of Obed-Edom
... THE SECOND BOOK OF SAMUEL THE ARK OF THE HOUSE OF OBED-EDOM. 'The ark of
the Lord continued in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite ...
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Jerusalem Made the Capital City
... of Jehovah come to me?" So David was not willing to remove the ark of Jehovah to
the City of David, but carried it aside to the house of Obed-edom, the Gittite ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/jerusalem made the capital city.htm

Death and Life from the Ark
... Obed- edom is called a 'Gittite,' or man of Gath; but he does not appear to ... There
is an Obededom in the lists of David's Levites in Chronicles who is probably ...
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That when David had Conquered the Philistines who Made War against ...
... he did not receive it to himself into the city, but he took it aside unto a certain
place belonging to a righteous man, whose name was Obededom, who was by his ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 4 that when david.htm

Expositions of Holy Scripture
... ONE FOLD AND ONE SHEPHERD. DEATH AND LIFE FROM THE ARK. THE ARK OF THE HOUSE OF
OBED-EDOM. THE PROMISED KING AND TEMPLE-BUILDER. DAVID'S GRATITUDE. ...
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The King --Continued.
... and David was afraid of the Lord that day, and said, How shall the ark of God come
unto me?" The dangerous honour fell on the house of Obed-edom; and only ...
//christianbookshelf.org/maclaren/the life of david/xi the kingcontinued.htm

Oration Concerning Simeon and Anna
... not run to Him? Let no Jew contradict the truth, looking at the type which
went before the house of Obededom. [2991] The Lord has ...
/.../the writings of methodius fragments/oration concerning simeon and anna.htm

Every Inch a King.
... the Ark of God. David feared to bring it further, and so he placed it in
the house of Obededom which was near by. It was there three ...
/.../lathbury/childs story of the bible/chapter xxiii every inch a.htm

The Angel's Touch
... Just as the ark maimed Dagon and decimated the Philistine cities and slew Uzzah,
but brought blessing and prosperity to the house of Obed-edom, just as the ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture the acts/the angels touch.htm

Contents
... A REIGN (2 Samuel 2:1-11) ONE FOLD AND ONE SHEPHERD (2 Samuel 5:1-12) DEATH AND
LIFE FROM THE ARK (2 Samuel 6:1-12) THE ARK IN THE HOUSE OF OBED-EDOM (2 Samuel ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/contents 2.htm

Thesaurus
Obededom (15 Occurrences)
... had reached Nachon's threshing-floor, he became afraid because of the "breach upon
Uzzah," and carried it aside into the house of Obededom (2 Samuel 6 ...OBED-EDOM. ...
/o/obededom.htm - 14k

Obed-edom (16 Occurrences)
Obed-edom. Obededom, Obed-edom. O'bed-e'dom . Easton's Bible Dictionary Servant
of Edom. ... Obededom, Obed-edom. O'bed-e'dom . Reference Bible.
/o/obed-edom.htm - 15k

O'bed-e'dom (14 Occurrences)
O'bed-e'dom. Obed-edom, O'bed-e'dom. O'bed-e'dom's . Multi-Version Concordance ...
(See RSV). Obed-edom, O'bed-e'dom. O'bed-e'dom's . Reference Bible.
/o/o'bed-e'dom.htm - 10k

Obed (13 Occurrences)
... (3) One of David's mighty men (1 Chronicles 11:47). (4) A Korahite doorkeeper, son
of Shemaiah, and grandson of Obed-edom (1 Chronicles 26:7). (5) Father of ...
/o/obed.htm - 12k

Gittite (10 Occurrences)
... A native of the Philistine city of Gath (Joshua 13:3). Obed-edom, in whose
house the ark was placed, is so designated (2 Samuel 6:10). ...
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Nethanel (14 Occurrences)
... up from the house of Obededom (1 Chronicles 15:24). (4) A Levite scribe, the father
of Shemaiah (1 Chronicles 24:6). (5) The 5th son of Obed-edom (1 Chronicles ...
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Jeiel (13 Occurrences)
... the King James Version is "Jehiel"; Kethibh is "Jeuel." (4) A Levite, keeper of
the ark with Obed-edom (1 Chronicles 15:18, 21; 1 Chronicles 16:5 2 Chronicles ...
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Gatekeepers (38 Occurrences)
... Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and
Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah; and Obed-Edom and Jeiel ...
/g/gatekeepers.htm - 19k

Doorkeepers (37 Occurrences)
... and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and Maaseiah,
and Mattithiah, and Eliphelehu, and Mikneiah, and Obed-Edom, and Jeiel ...
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Zechari'ah (51 Occurrences)
... and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and Maaseiah,
and Mattithiah, and Eliphalehu, and Mikneiah, and Obed-edom, and Jeiel ...
/z/zechari'ah.htm - 20k

Concordance
Obed-edom (16 Occurrences)

2 Samuel 6:10
So David would not move the ark of Yahweh to be with him in the city of David; but David carried it aside into the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS)

2 Samuel 6:11
The ark of Yahweh remained in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite three months: and Yahweh blessed Obed-Edom, and all his house.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 6:12
It was told king David, saying, "Yahweh has blessed the house of Obed-Edom, and all that pertains to him, because of the ark of God." David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom into the city of David with joy.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 13:13
So David didn't move the ark to him into the city of David, but carried it aside into the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 13:14
The ark of God remained with the family of Obed-Edom in his house three months: and Yahweh blessed the house of Obed-Edom, and all that he had.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 15:18
and with them their brothers of the second degree, Zechariah, Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, and Eliphelehu, and Mikneiah, and Obed-Edom, and Jeiel, the doorkeepers.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 15:21
and Mattithiah, and Eliphelehu, and Mikneiah, and Obed-Edom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps tuned to the eight-stringed lyre, to lead.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 15:24
Shebaniah, and Joshaphat, and Nethanel, and Amasai, and Zechariah, and Benaiah, and Eliezer, the priests, did blow the trumpets before the ark of God: and Obed-Edom and Jehiah were doorkeepers for the ark.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 15:25
So David, and the elders of Israel, and the captains over thousands, went to bring up the ark of the covenant of Yahweh out of the house of Obed-Edom with joy.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 16:5
Asaph the chief, and second to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obed-Edom, and Jeiel, with stringed instruments and with harps; and Asaph with cymbals, sounding aloud;
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 16:38
and Obed-Edom with their brothers, sixty-eight; Obed-Edom also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah to be doorkeepers;
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 26:4
Obed-Edom had sons: Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, and Sacar the fourth, and Nethanel the fifth,
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 26:5
Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peullethai the eighth; for God blessed him.
(See NIV)

1 Chronicles 26:8
All these were of the sons of Obed-Edom: they and their sons and their brothers, able men in strength for the service; sixty-two of Obed-Edom.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

1 Chronicles 26:15
To Obed-Edom southward; and to his sons the storehouse.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Chronicles 25:24
He took all the gold and silver, and all the vessels that were found in the house of God with Obed-Edom, and the treasures of the king's house, the hostages also, and returned to Samaria.
(WEB JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

Subtopics

Obed-Edom

Obed-Edom: A Conservator of the Vessels of the Temple in the Time of Amaziah

Obed-Edom: A Doorkeeper of the Temple

Obed-Edom: A Korhite Levite: Appointed to Minister Before the Ark of the Covenant

Obed-Edom: A Korhite Levite: Appointed to Sound With Harps

Obed-Edom: A Korhite Levite: David Leaves the Ark of the Covenant With

Obed-Edom: A Korhite Levite: Doorkeeper of the Ark of the Covenant

Obed-Edom: A Korhite Levite: The Ark of the Covenant Removed From

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O'bed-e'dom (14 Occurrences)

Obed (13 Occurrences)

Gittite (10 Occurrences)

Nethanel (14 Occurrences)

Jeiel (13 Occurrences)

Gatekeepers (38 Occurrences)

Doorkeepers (37 Occurrences)

Zechari'ah (51 Occurrences)

Joah (10 Occurrences)

Jehozabad (4 Occurrences)

Je-i'el (11 Occurrences)

Door-keepers (34 Occurrences)

Mattithiah (8 Occurrences)

Mattithi'ah (8 Occurrences)

Porters (34 Occurrences)

Blesseth (55 Occurrences)

Shemaiah (40 Occurrences)

Benai'ah (43 Occurrences)

Sixty (70 Occurrences)

Months (65 Occurrences)

Rejoicing (90 Occurrences)

Threescore (87 Occurrences)

Qualified (5 Occurrences)

62 (1 Occurrence)

Nethaneel (14 Occurrences)

Nethan'el (14 Occurrences)

Unni (3 Occurrences)

Jeduthun (15 Occurrences)

Jedithun (1 Occurrence)

Jehi'el (12 Occurrences)

Jehiah (1 Occurrence)

Jehiel (17 Occurrences)

Jedu'thun (11 Occurrences)

Lyres (21 Occurrences)

Inhabit (29 Occurrences)

Elipheleh (2 Occurrences)

Eliphalehu (2 Occurrences)

Eliphelehu (2 Occurrences)

Eli'ab (19 Occurrences)

Eliph'elehu (2 Occurrences)

Mikneiah (2 Occurrences)

Miknei'ah (2 Occurrences)

Maaseiah (25 Occurrences)

Pertains (14 Occurrences)

Peulthai (1 Occurrence)

Pertaineth (18 Occurrences)

Corded (37 Occurrences)

Capable (10 Occurrences)

Amasai (5 Occurrences)

Associates (26 Occurrences)

Ammiel (6 Occurrences)

Shemi'ramoth (4 Occurrences)

Shemiramoth (4 Occurrences)

Sachar (2 Occurrences)

Sixty-two (8 Occurrences)

Sixty-eight (2 Occurrences)

Gladness (83 Occurrences)

Benaiah (44 Occurrences)

Eliezer (14 Occurrences)

Eliab (20 Occurrences)

Edom (108 Occurrences)

Play (61 Occurrences)

Eight (81 Occurrences)

Valour (66 Occurrences)

David (1052 Occurrences)

Instruments (136 Occurrences)

Hosah (5 Occurrences)

Entire (119 Occurrences)

Proper (62 Occurrences)

Harps (27 Occurrences)

Dwelleth (142 Occurrences)

Uzzah (10 Occurrences)

Units (14 Occurrences)

Uzziel (17 Occurrences)

Oversee (7 Occurrences)

Octave (3 Occurrences)

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