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The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
OBADIAH (PERSON) [Heb ʿōbadyāhû (עֹבַדְיָהוּ)]. A common Hebrew name meaning “Yahweh’s servant.”1. One of the twelve Minor Prophets. See OBADIAH, BOOK OF.2. The manager of Ahab’s household and a devoted follower of Yahweh during the reign of Ahab, king of Israel (1 Kgs 18:1–16). Obadiah is described
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Obadiah (Person). 1. Governor of Ahab’s house (1 Kgs 18:3–16). Elijah met him after the years of drought and requested Obadiah to bring Ahab to him, while both Ahab and Obadiah were looking for water and grass (1 Kgs 18:5). Obadiah was an important officer in charge of Ahab’s house (v 3). Unlike his
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Obadiah ō-bə-dīʹə [Heb ʿōḇaḏyāh, ʿōḇaḏyāhû—‘servant or worshiper) of Yahweh’; Gk Abdiou]. A common name in Israel comparable to “Christian” in English or “Abdullah” (“servant of Allah”) in Arabic.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
OBADIAH (Person)1. Governor of Ahab’s house (1 Kgs 18:3–16). Elijah met him after the years of drought, and requested Obadiah to bring Ahab to him, while both Ahab and Obadiah were looking for water and grass (v 5). Obadiah was an important officer in charge of Ahab’s house. Unlike his master, Obadiah
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Obadiah (oh´buh-di´uh; Heb., “worshiper/servant of the Lord”).1 A Gadite who became a leader in David’s army at Ziklag (1 Chron. 12:9).2 The father of Ishmaiah; he became a leader in the tribe of Zebulon toward the end of David’s reign (1 Chron. 27:19).3 The steward of King Ahab’s house (1 Kings 18:3–16);
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
OBADIAH. At least 12 men bear this name in the OT.1. A descendant of David (1 Chr 3:21).2. One of the chief men in the tribe of Issachar (1 Chr 7:3).3. A Gadite who joined David at Ziklag (1 Chr 12:9).4. A Benjamite, descendant of Saul and Jonathan (1 Chr 8:38; 9:44).5. A Levite (1 Chr 9:16), apparently
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
OBADIAH (‘ōḇaḏyāhû, ‘ōḇaḏyâ). A Heb. name meaning ‘servant of Yahweh’ or ‘worshipper of Yahweh’. At least twelve men in the OT bear this name.1. The steward, or major-domo, in charge of the palace of King Ahab of Israel (1 Ki. 18:3–16). From his youth he was a devout worshipper of Yahweh. When
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Obadiah (Heb. ʿōḇaḏyâ, ʿōḇaḏyāhû)1. The steward or manager in charge of King Ahab’s household (1 Kgs. 18:3–16) who supervised Ahab’s estate and probably was responsible for royal trade and mining. As a devout worshipper of Yahweh, he hid 100 prophets of Yahweh during Jezebel’s pogram and, at
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Obadiah [ōˊbə dīˊə] (Heb. ˓ōḇaḏyāhû, ˓ōḇaḏyâ “worshipper” or “servant of Yahweh”).
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Obadi´ah (servant of the Lord).1. A man whose sons are enumerated in the genealogy of the tribe of Judah. 1 Chron. 3:21. (b.c. 470.)2. A descendant of Issachar and a chief man of his tribe. 1 Chron. 7:3. (b.c. 1014.)3. One of the six sons of Azel, a descendant of Saul. 1 Chron. 8:38; 9:44. (b.c. 720.)