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Ebed meaning

עבד
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🔼The name Ebed in the Bible

There are two men named Ebed in the Bible:

  • The first Ebed is the father of a man named Gaal who teamed up with the men of Shechem and aggravated their insurrection against Abimelech the judge (Judges 9:28).
  • Ebed number two is a son of Jonathan, of the family of Adin, who returned from exile with Ezra the reformer (Ezra 8:6).

🔼Etymology of the name Ebed

The name Ebed comes directly from the root עבד, meaning servant or to serve:

🔼Ebed meaning

For a meaning of the name Ebed, NOBSE Study Bible Name List reads Slave and Jones' Dictionary of Old Testament Proper Names reads Servant.

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