Obed

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From Hebrew אובד or עובד ‎(Oved, servant).

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Obed

  1. The son of Ruth and Boaz, father of Jesse and grandfather of David, grandson of Naomi.
    • 1611, Bible (KJV), Ruth 4:17::
      And the women her neighbours gave it a name, saying, There is a son born to Naomi; and they called his name Obed: he is the father of Jesse, the father of David.
  2. A male given name of biblical origin.
  3. A stream draining a part of the Cumberland Plateau in Tennessee, USA.

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