Who was Obed? (Ruth 4:17-22)

17 The women living there said, “Naomi has a son!” And they named him Obed. He was the father of Jesse, the father of David.
The Genealogy of David
18 This, then, is the family line of Perez: Perez was the father of Hezron,
19 Hezron the father of Ram, Ram the father of Amminadab,
20 Amminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon,
21 Salmon the father of Boaz, Boaz the father of Obed,
22 Obed the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of David.

Ruth 4:13 - 17

ESV - 13 So Boaz took Ruth, and she became his wife. And he went in to her, and the Lord gave her conception, and she bore a son. 14 Then the women said to Naomi, "Blessed be the Lord, who has not left you this day without a redeemer, and may his name be renowned in Israel!

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
As indicated in the passage cited in the question, Obed was the son of Boaz and Ruth. He was the father of Jesse, and the grandfather of King David, and was thus also an ancestor of Jesus through both His mother Mary and His earthly father Joseph, according to Luke 3:32 and Matthew 1:5. 

Although there were other individuals named Obed mentioned elsewhere in the Bible (in 1 and 2 Chronicles), to my knowledge the only reference to the Obed mentioned in the passage cited in the question was in regard to his being an ancestor of David (and thus also of Jesus), as noted above.

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
Obed means WORSHIPER or A SERVANT WHO WORSHIPS. I.e. his name meant “servant,” in its full form possibly “servant of the LORD.”

He was the son of Boaz, by Ruth, and better than ten sons to her, since through Obed she became an ancestress of Jesus Christ (Ruth 4:17-22; 1 Chron. 2:12; Matt. 1:5; Luke 3:32).
He was born to a Jewish father and an Arab mother from what is now Jordan. Obed became the grandpa of Israel’s most venerated dynasty of kings. 

Obed’s grandson, David, launched a dynasty that lasted > 400 years—until invaders destroyed Jerusalem in 586 B.C.

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