Obed (biblical figure)

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Simeon Solomon, Ruth, Naomi and Obed, 1860.

In the Tanakh, Obed (Hebrew: עוֹבֵד, ‘Ōḇêḏ, "worshipper") was a son of Boaz and Ruth,[1] the father of Jesse, and the grandfather of David. He is named as one of Jesus' ancestors in the genealogies recorded in the Gospel of Matthew[2] and the Gospel of Luke.[3]


  1. ^ Ruth 4:21-22
  2. ^ Matthew 1:5
  3. ^ Luke 3:32
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