Obed-edom

Obed-edom (Oh´bid-ee´duhm; Heb., “worshiper of Edom”)

1 The name of a Gittite in whose house David stored the Ark of God for three months. During the transport of the Ark from Baale-judah (or Kiriath-jearim) to Jerusalem, Uzzah, one of David’s men, touched the Ark and died. Unwilling to continue with the Ark into Jerusalem, David left it in the house of Obed-edom, who was then blessed because of its presence (2Sam 6:6-12; 1Chr 13:13-14). 2 One of the Levite gatekeepers at the tent of meeting who, along with others, led with lyres the procession that brought the Ark of God from the home of Obed-edom the Gittite to Jerusalem (1Chr 15:18; 1Chr 15:21). When the Ark was set inside the tent in Jerusalem, Obed-edom the Levite was appointed one of the ministers of the Ark (1Chr 16:5).

2Sam 6:6-12

6When they came to the threshing floor of Nacon, Uzzah reached out his hand to the ark of God and took hold of it, for the oxen shook it.7The anger of the Lord ... View more

1Chr 13:13-14

13So David did not take the ark into his care into the city of David; he took it instead to the house of Obed-edom the Gittite.14The ark of God remained with th ... View more

1Chr 15:18

18and with them their kindred of the second order, Zechariah, Jaaziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, and Mikneiah ... View more

1Chr 15:21

21but Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-edom, Jeiel, and Azaziah were to lead with lyres according to the Sheminith.

1Chr 16:5

5Asaph was the chief, and second to him Zechariah, Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-edom, and Jeiel, with harps and lyres; Asaph was ... View more

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