Entrance to Beit Oved
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 2006, Beit Oved had a population of 306.
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) 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)
The moshav was founded in 1933 by a group of veteran farmers. 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.
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