1 A man about whom there is no story in the Bible apart from the record of his birth to Ruth and Boaz (Ruth 4:13-22). Obed nevertheless assumes significance in both OT and NT for his genealogical role as the father of Jesse and grandfather of David (1Chr 2:12), and hence as an ancestor of Jesus (Matt 1:5; Luke 3:32). 2 The son of Ephlal and the father of Jehu, of the tribe of Judah (1Chr 2:37-38). 3 One of the warriors in the list of King David’s armies (1Chr 11:47).
The Genealogy of David
13So Boaz took Ruth and she became his wife. When they came together, the Lord made her conceive, and she bore a son.14Then the women sai ... View more
12Boaz of Obed, Obed of Jesse.
5and Salmon the father of Boaz by Rahab, and Boaz the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse,
32son of Jesse, son of Obed, son of Boaz, son of Sala, son of Nahshon,
37Zabad became the father of Ephlal, and Ephlal of Obed.38Obed became the father of Jehu, and Jehu of Azariah.
47Eliel, and Obed, and Jaasiel the Mezobaite.