Beit Oved

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Beit Oved
בֵּית עוֹבֵד
Entrance to Beit Oved
Entrance to Beit Oved
Beit Oved is located in Central Israel
Beit Oved
Beit Oved
Coordinates: 31°55′18.48″N 34°46′24.96″E / 31.9218000°N 34.7736000°E / 31.9218000; 34.7736000Coordinates: 31°55′18.48″N 34°46′24.96″E / 31.9218000°N 34.7736000°E / 31.9218000; 34.7736000
District Central
Council Gan Raveh
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1933
Population (2017)[1] 278

Beit Oved (Hebrew: בֵּית עוֹבֵד‬, lit. House of Worker or House of Obed) is a moshav in central Israel. Located on the outskirts of Ness Ziona, it falls under the jurisdiction of Gan Raveh Regional Council. In 2017 its population was 278.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The name is based on one of two biblical passages:And the ark of God remained with the family of Obed-edom in his house three months; and the LORD blessed the house of Obed-edom, and all that he had. (1 Chronicles 13:14)[2] or: He that tilleth his ground shall have plenty of bread; but he that followeth after vain things is void of understanding. (Proverbs 12:11)[3]

History[edit]

The moshav was founded in 1933 by a group of veteran farmers.[4] It was established as part of the Settlement of the Thousand plan, a response to the 1929 Palestine riots in which small farm settlements were built on the outskirts of Jewish towns and moshavot to improve security.[5]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018. 
  2. ^ 1 Chronicles Chapter 13 Mechon Mamre
  3. ^ Proverbs Chapter 12 Mechon Mamre
  4. ^ Jewish National Fund (1949). Jewish Villages in Israel. Jerusalem: Hamadpis Liphshitz Press. p. 191. 
  5. ^ Settlement of the Thousand Kvutzat Shiller