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Lexicon :: Strong's H5654 - ʿōḇēḏ 'ĕḏōm

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עֹבֵד אֱדֹם
ʿōḇēḏ 'ĕḏōm
o-bade' ed-ome'
Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
From the act part of עָבַד (H5647) and אֱדֹם (H123)
Variant Spellings

Variant spellings for this word: עבד אדם (Gesenius) עבד אדום (Strongs)

Strong’s Definitions

עֹבֵד אֱדוֹם ʻÔbêd ʼĔdôwm, o-bade' ed-ome'; from the active participle of H5647 and H123; worker of Edom; Obed-Edom, the name of five Israelites:—Obed-edom.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x

The KJV translates Strong's H5654 in the following manner: Obededom (20x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x
The KJV translates Strong's H5654 in the following manner: Obededom (20x).
  1. Obed-edom = "servant of Edom"

    1. a Levite and a Gittite who kept the ark after Uzzah was slain by God for touching the ark while it was being taken to Jerusalem

    2. a Merarite Levite and a singer and gatekeeper

      1. the family descended from him

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עֹבֵד אֱדוֹם ʻÔbêd ʼĔdôwm, o-bade' ed-ome'; from the active participle of H5647 and H123; worker of Edom; Obed-Edom, the name of five Israelites:—Obed-edom.
עֹבֵדאֱדֹם, and (2 Chronicles 25:24) אֱדוֺם ע׳ proper name, masculine (servant of (god) Edom, compare עבד אדם CISNo. 295; DrSm 206, 298 and references, RSSem i. 43; 2nd ed. 42 and references, HPS 2 Samuel 6:10; but BaeRel 10 servant of man, אֱדֹם = אָדָם, which is thought possible by NöZMG xlii (1888), 470 BuhlEdomiter 49); —
1. the Gittite who harboured the ark 2 Samuel 6:10, 11 (twice in verse); 2 Samuel 6:12 (twice in verse) = 1 Chronicles 13:13, 14 (twice in verse), 1 Chronicles 15:25; Greek Version of the LXX Αβεδδαρα, LXX of Lucian (Lag.) Αβεδδαδαν.
2. (= 1 ?) one of the chief Levitical singers and doorkeepers 1 Chronicles 15:18, 21, 24; 1 Chronicles 16:5, 38 (twice in verse); 1 Chronicles 26:4, 8 (twice in verse); 1 Chronicles 26:15; Greek Version of the LXX Αβαεδωμ, Αβδεδωμ, etc., LXX of Lucian (Lag.) Αβεδδομ.
3. the family of the same 2 Chronicles 25:24 (not in || 2 Kings 14:14).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

2 Samuel

6:10; 6:10; 6:11; 6:12

2 Kings


1 Chronicles

13:13; 13:14; 15:18; 15:21; 15:24; 15:25; 16:5; 16:38; 26:4; 26:8; 26:15

2 Chronicles

25:24; 25:24


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5654 matches the Hebrew עֹבֵד אֱדֹם (ʿōḇēḏ 'ĕḏōm),
which occurs 40 times in 15 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:10 - And David was unwilling to move the ark of the LORD into the city of David with him; but David took it aside to the house of Obed-edom H5654, the Gittite.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:11 - The ark of the LORD remained in the house of Obed-edom H5654 the Gittite for three months, and the LORD blessed Obed-edom H5654 and all his household.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 6:12 - Now it was reported to King David, saying, “The LORD has blessed the house of Obed-edom H5654 and all that belongs to him, on account of the ark of God.” So David went and brought the ark of God up from the house of Obed-edom H5654 to the city of David with joy.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:13 - So David did not take the ark with him to the city of David, but took it aside to the house of Obed-edom H5654 the Gittite.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 13:14 - And the ark of God remained with the family of Obed-edom H5654 in his house for three months; and the LORD blessed the family of Obed-edom H5654 and all that he had.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:18 - and with them their relatives of the second rank, Zechariah, [fn]Ben, Jaaziel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Unni, Eliab, Benaiah, Maaseiah, Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-edom H5654, and Jeiel, the gatekeepers.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:21 - and Mattithiah, Eliphelehu, Mikneiah, Obed-edom H5654, Jeiel, and Azaziah, to lead with [fn]lyres tuned to the sheminith.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:24 - Shebaniah, Joshaphat, Nethanel, Amasai, Zechariah, Benaiah, and Eliezer, the priests, blew the trumpets before the ark of God. Obed-edom H5654 and Jehiah also were gatekeepers for the ark.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 15:25 - So it was David, with the elders of Israel and the captains of thousands, who went to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD from the house of Obed-edom H5654 with joy.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:5 - Asaph the chief, and second to him Zechariah, then [fn]Jeiel, Shemiramoth, Jehiel, Mattithiah, Eliab, Benaiah, Obed-edom H5654, and Jeiel, with musical instruments, harps, and lyres; also Asaph played loud-sounding cymbals,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 16:38 - and Obed-edom H5654 with [fn]his sixty-eight relatives; Obed-edom H5654, the son of Jeduthun, and Hosah as gatekeepers.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:4 - Obed-edom H5654 had sons: Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, Sacar the fourth, Nethanel the fifth,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:8 - All these were of the sons of Obed-edom H5654; they and their sons and relatives were able men with strength for the service, sixty-two from Obed-edom H5654.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 26:15 - For Obed-edom H5654 it fell to the south, and to his sons went the storehouse.
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 25:24 - He took all the gold and silver and all the utensils which were found in the house of God with Obed-edom H5654, and the treasures of the king’s house, the hostages too, and returned to Samaria.

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