Obededom
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Smith's Bible Dictionary
Obededom

(servant of Edom).

  1. A Levite, described as a Gittite, (2 Samuel 6:10,11) that is, probably, a native of the Levitical city of Gath-rimmon in Manasseh, which was assigned to the Kohathites. (Joshua 21:25) (B.C. 1045.) After the death of Uzzah, the ark, which was being conducted from the house of Abinadab in Gibeah to the city of David, was carried aside into the house of Obed edom, where it continued three months. It was brought thence by David. (2 Samuel 6:12; 1 Chronicles 15:25)
  2. "Obed-edom the son of Jeduthun" (1 Chronicles 16:38) a Merarite Levite, appears to be a different person from the last mentioned. He was a Levite of the second degree and a gate-keeper for the ark, (1 Chronicles 15:18,24) appointed to sound "with harps on the Sheminith to excel." (1 Chronicles 15:21; 16:5) (B.C. 1043.)
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.

Library

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 ...
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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

A Path in the Sea
... it. The ark, which slew Philistines, and flung Dagon prone on his own
threshold, brought blessing to the house of Obededom. The ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/a path in the sea.htm

Death and Life from the Ark
... and himself a Levite. There is an Obededom in the lists of David's Levites
in Chronicles who is probably the same man. He did not ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/death and life from the.htm

Ahab and Elijah
... To you God and His truth are like that ark of His covenant which to Dagon and the
Philistines was a curse, but to the house of Obededom was a blessing. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/ahab and elijah.htm

Book 5 Footnotes
... this ark in a cart, when it ought to have been carried by the priests or Levites,
as it was presently here in Josephus so carried from Obededom's house to ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/book 5 footnotes.htm

Thesaurus
Obededom (15 Occurrences)
... 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 ...
/o/obededom.htm - 14k

Porters (34 Occurrences)
... Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and
Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel ...
/p/porters.htm - 17k

Threescore (87 Occurrences)
... 1 Chronicles 16:38 And Obededom with their brethren, threescore and eight; Obededom
also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah to be porters: (KJV JPS ASV). ...
/t/threescore.htm - 33k

Obed-edom (16 Occurrences)
Obed-edom. Obededom, Obed-edom. O'bed-e'dom . Easton's Bible Dictionary ... (WEB
JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV). Obededom, Obed-edom. O'bed-e'dom . ...
/o/obed-edom.htm - 15k

Nethaneel (14 Occurrences)
... and Nethaneel, and Amasai, and Zechariah, and Benaiah, and Eliezer, the priests,
did blow with the trumpets before the ark of God: and Obededom and Jehiah were ...
/n/nethaneel.htm - 11k

Pertaineth (18 Occurrences)
... 2 Samuel 6:12 And it was told king David, saying, The LORD hath blessed the house
of Obededom, and all that pertaineth unto him, because of the ark of God. ...
/p/pertaineth.htm - 12k

Gladness (83 Occurrences)
... 2 Samuel 6:12 And it was told king David, saying, The LORD hath blessed the house
of Obededom, and all that pertaineth unto him, because of the ark of God. ...
/g/gladness.htm - 32k

Obed (13 Occurrences)

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Zechariah (55 Occurrences)
... (6.) 1 Chronicles 9:37. (7.) A Levite who assisted at the bringing up of
the ark from the house of Obededom (1 Chronicles 15:20-24). ...
/z/zechariah.htm - 70k

Nethanel (14 Occurrences)
... 2:14). (3) One of the trumpet-blowers before the ark when it was brought
up from the house of Obededom (1 Chronicles 15:24). (4) A ...
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Concordance
Obededom (15 Occurrences)

2 Samuel 6:10
So David would not remove the ark of the LORD unto him into the city of David: but David carried it aside into the house of Obededom the Gittite.
(KJV)

2 Samuel 6:11
And the ark of the LORD continued in the house of Obededom the Gittite three months: and the LORD blessed Obededom, and all his household.
(KJV)

2 Samuel 6:12
And it was told king David, saying, The LORD hath blessed the house of Obededom, and all that pertaineth unto him, because of the ark of God. So David went and brought up the ark of God from the house of Obededom into the city of David with gladness.
(KJV)

1 Chronicles 13:13
So David brought not the ark home to himself to the city of David, but carried it aside into the house of Obededom the Gittite.
(KJV)

1 Chronicles 13:14
And the ark of God remained with the family of Obededom in his house three months. And the LORD blessed the house of Obededom, and all that he had.
(KJV)

1 Chronicles 15:18
And with them their brethren of the second degree, Zechariah, Ben, and Jaaziel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Unni, Eliab, and Benaiah, and Maaseiah, and Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel, the porters.
(KJV)

1 Chronicles 15:21
And Mattithiah, and Elipheleh, and Mikneiah, and Obededom, and Jeiel, and Azaziah, with harps on the Sheminith to excel.
(KJV)

1 Chronicles 15:24
And Shebaniah, and Jehoshaphat, and Nethaneel, and Amasai, and Zechariah, and Benaiah, and Eliezer, the priests, did blow with the trumpets before the ark of God: and Obededom and Jehiah were doorkeepers for the ark.
(KJV)

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 the LORD out of the house of Obededom with joy.
(KJV)

1 Chronicles 16:5
Asaph the chief, and next to him Zechariah, Jeiel, and Shemiramoth, and Jehiel, and Mattithiah, and Eliab, and Benaiah, and Obededom: and Jeiel with psalteries and with harps; but Asaph made a sound with cymbals;
(KJV)

1 Chronicles 16:38
And Obededom with their brethren, threescore and eight; Obededom also the son of Jeduthun and Hosah to be porters:
(KJV)

1 Chronicles 26:4
Moreover the sons of Obededom were, Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, and Sacar the fourth, and Nethaneel the fifth.
(KJV)

1 Chronicles 26:8
All these of the sons of Obededom: they and their sons and their brethren, able men for strength for the service, were threescore and two of Obededom.
(KJV)

1 Chronicles 26:15
To Obededom southward; and to his sons the house of Asuppim.
(KJV)

2 Chronicles 25:24
And he took all the gold and the silver, and all the vessels that were found in the house of God with Obededom, and the treasures of the king's house, the hostages also, and returned to Samaria.
(KJV)

Subtopics

Obededom

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Porters (34 Occurrences)

Threescore (87 Occurrences)

Obed-edom (16 Occurrences)

Nethaneel (14 Occurrences)

Pertaineth (18 Occurrences)

Gladness (83 Occurrences)

Obed (13 Occurrences)

Zechariah (55 Occurrences)

Nethanel (14 Occurrences)

Excel (12 Occurrences)

Psalteries (16 Occurrences)

Asuppim (2 Occurrences)

Sheminith (5 Occurrences)

Issachar (40 Occurrences)

Remove (173 Occurrences)

Jehoshaphat (79 Occurrences)

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