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.[1]

Beit Oved
בֵּית עוֹבֵד
بيت عوبد
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Beit Oved is located in Central Israel
Beit Oved
Beit Oved
Beit Oved is located in Israel
Beit Oved
Beit Oved
Coordinates: 31°55′18″N 34°46′25″E / 31.92167°N 34.77361°E / 31.92167; 34.77361Coordinates: 31°55′18″N 34°46′25″E / 31.92167°N 34.77361°E / 31.92167; 34.77361
Country Israel
DistrictCentral
CouncilGan Raveh
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded1933
Population
 (2019)[1]
263

EtymologyEdit

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]

HistoryEdit

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]

 
Beit Oved 1941 1:20,000
 
Beit Oved 1945 1:250,000

Notable residentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  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 Archived 2011-07-21 at the Wayback Machine Kvutzat Shiller