Definitions for obadiahˌoʊ bəˈdaɪ ə
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a Hebrew minor prophet
Obadiah, Abdias, Book of Obadiah(noun)
an Old Testament book telling Obadiah's prophecies; the shortest book in the Christian Bible
A book of the Old Testament of the Bible, and of the Tanakh.
A minor prophet.
of biblical origin.
Origin: From עובדיה "servant of Yahweh"; comparable to Arabic (ʕabd-állah) "servant of Allah".
Obadiah is a Biblical theophorical name, meaning "servant of Yahweh" or "worshipper of Yahweh." It is related to "Abdeel", "servant of God", which is also cognate to the Arabic name "Abdullah" or "Obaidullah". Turkish name Abdil or Abdi. The form of Obadiah's name used in the Septuagint is Obdios; in Latin it is Abdias. The Bishops' Bible has it as Abdi.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a Hebrew prophet who appears to have lived about 588 B.C., shortly after the destruction of Jerusalem, at which the Edomites had assisted, and whose prophecy was written to assure the exiles in Babylon that the judgment of God had gone forth against Edom, and that with the execution of it Israel would be restored.
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