I don't know if it's true that she bore all eight sons at the same time but we do know that Obed-Edom was tremendously blessed by God. Children are a blessing from God and even though Obed-Edom came from a bad family background, his children all served in the house of God alongside him.
Tulsa, OK (Vocus) June 13, 2009
Octuplets mother Nadya Suleman has become notorious for giving birth to eight children at the same time, but Daniel King's new book, "The Secret of Obed-Edom," reveals she may not be the first Octo-mom.
In biblical times, there was a woman who may have borne eight sons in one pregnancy. She was the wife of Obed-Edom, an obscure Bible character. The Bible says, "God blessed his house and everything he had." Later in the Bible, there is a list of all of Obed-Edom's sons, eight of them, and according to one ancient Jewish commentator, the reason that everyone knew Obed-Edom was blessed was because his wife conceived and gave birth to all eight sons at the same time.
"I was amazed to discover that Obed-Edom's wife may have been the original Octo-Mom," says Daniel King, author of a new book "The Secret of Obed-Edom." "I don't know if it's true that she bore all eight sons at the same time but we do know that Obed-Edom was tremendously blessed by God. Children are a blessing from God and even though Obed-Edom came from a bad family background, his children all served in the house of God alongside him."
Daniel King says he discovered "The Secret of Obed-Edom" while reading through lists of genealogical names in the Old Testament. He noticed the Bible said that Obed-Edom was blessed. He became curious about who this Bible character was and began to study his life. Now Daniel says, "Obed-Edom is the greatest undiscovered story in the Bible. You may not have heard many sermons about his life but God used him in such a tremendous way. His story contains truth that can help every believer."
"The Secret of Obed-Edom" has just been released. Readers may learn about this amazing Bible character by getting a copy today! The book may be ordered by calling: 1-877-431-4276
About Daniel King
Daniel King is a missionary evangelist who has visited over fifty nations preaching the Gospel. His goal is to lead 1,000,000 people to Jesus every year. Learn more about his ministry by visiting: http://www.kingministries.com.
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