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 2019 its population was 263.
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.
- David Tabak (1927–2012), Olympic runner
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- Proverbs Chapter 12 Mechon Mamre
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