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HEBREW: 5752 ddwe `Owded or dde `Oded
NAVE: Oded
EBD: Oded
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In Bible versions:

father of Azariah, a prophet in King Asa's time
an Israelite prophet in the time of King Pekah

to sustain, hold or lift up


Strongs #05752: ddwe `Owded or dde `Oded

Oded = "restorer"

1) father of Azariah the prophet in the reign of king Asa of Judah
2) a prophet of Jehovah in Samaria at the time of Pekah's invasion
of Judah

5752 `Owded o-dade'

or mOded {o-dade'}; from 5749; reiteration; Oded, the name of
two Israelites:-Oded.
see HEBREW for 05749

Oded [EBD]

restoring, or setting up. (1.) Father of the prophet Azariah (2 Chr. 15:1, 8).

(2.) A prophet in the time of Ahaz and Pekah (2 Chr. 28:9-15).

Oded [NAVE]

1. A prophet in Samaria, 2 Chr. 28:9.
2. Father of the prophet Azariah, 2 Chr. 15:1.


  1. The father of Azariah the prophet, in the reign of Asa. (2 Chronicles 15:1) (B.C. before 953.)
  2. A prophet of Jehovah in Samaria, at the time of Pekah?s invasion of Judah. (2 Chronicles 28:9) (B.C. 739.)


ODED - o'-ded (`owdhedh (2 Ch 15), `odhedh (elsewhere), `odhedh, "restorer"):

(1) According to 2 Ch 15:1, he was the father of Azariah who prophesied in the reign of Asa of Judah (c 918-877), but 15:8 makes Oded himself the prophet. The two verses should agree, so we should probably read in 15:8, "the prophecy of Azariah, the son of Oded, the prophet," or else "the prophecy of Azariah the prophet."


(2) A prophet of Samaria (2 Ch 28:9) who lived in the reigns of Pekah, king of the Northern Kingdom, and Ahaz, king of Judah. According to 2 Ch 28, Oded protested against the enslavement of the captives which Pekah had brought from Judah and Jerusalem on his return from the Syro-Ephraimitic attack on the Southern Kingdom (735 BC). In this protest he was joined by some of the chiefs of Ephraim, and the captives were well treated. After those who were naked (i.e. those who had scanty clothing; compare the meaning of the word "naked" in Mk 14:51) had been supplied with clothing from the spoil, and the bruised anointed with oil, the prisoners were escorted to Jericho.

The narrative of 2 Ch 28 as a whole does not agree with that of 2 Ki 15:37; 16:5 f, where the allied armies of Rezin of Damascus and Pekah besieged Jerusalem, but failed to capture it (compare Isa 7:1-17; 8:5-8a). As Curtis points out (Chronicles, 459, where he compares Ex 21:2 ff; Lev 25:29-43; Dt 15:12-18), wholesale enslavement of their fellow-countrymen was not allowed to the Hebrews, and this fact the passage illustrates. It seems to be a fulfillment in spirit of Isa 61:1-2, a portion which our Lord read in the synagogue at Nazareth (Lk 4:16-20).

David Francis Roberts

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