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Oholiab (Hebrew: אָהֳלִיאָב ʾĀholīʾāḇ, "father's tent") was the son of Ahisamach of the tribe of Dan who was one of the architects who helped in constructing the tabernacle with Bezalel.

He is described as a "skilled worker"[1] and was given an ability to teach other workers[2]. Oholiab was an weaver in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen.[3] This was likely his occupation back in Egypt, God's Spirit empowered Bezalel and Oholiab with talent and intelligence, giving them the ability to work in every kind of crafting, including woodwork, stonework, metalwork, engraving, embroidery, and weaving. The Spirit's empowering gave Bezalel and Oholiab skill to work with the raw materials and to form the artistic designs. He and Bezalel represent the Christian Artists used by God for His glory.


  1. Exodus 31:6 (Link)
  2. Exodus 35:34 (Link)
  3. Exodus 36:1; 38:23 (Link)