Meaning: serving; worshipping
This was the name of 4 Biblical men.
Obed, a son of Boaz and Ruth (Ruth 4:21-22), and the grandfather of David (Matt. 1:5).
He was the father of Jesse (1 Chronicles 2:11).
Obed, a son of Ephlal (1 Chr. 2:34-38)
Obed, a son of Shemaiah (1 Chr. 26:7)
His brothers were Othni, Rephael, Elzabad, Elihu and Semachiah.
Obed, father of Azariah 2 Chr. 23:1
He was a captain of hundreds who made a covenant with King Jehoiada in the Kingdom of Judah.