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O·ba·di·ah 1

 (ō′bə-dī′ə) also Ab·di·as (ăb-dī′əs)
A Hebrew prophet of the sixth century bc.

[Hebrew 'ōbadyāh, servant of Yahweh : 'ebed, 'ōbad, servant; see ʕbd in Semitic roots + yāh, Yahweh; see hwy in Semitic roots.]

O·ba·di·ah 2

See Table at Bible.

[After Obadiah.]
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1. (Bible) a Hebrew prophet
2. (Bible) the book containing his oracles, chiefly directed against Edom
Douay spelling: Abdias
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(ˌoʊ bəˈdaɪ ə)

1. a Minor Prophet.
2. a book of the Bible bearing his name.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Obadiah - a Hebrew minor prophetObadiah - a Hebrew minor prophet    
2.Obadiah - an Old Testament book telling Obadiah's propheciesObadiah - an Old Testament book telling Obadiah's prophecies; the shortest book in the Christian Bible
Old Testament - the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible
Nebiim, Prophets - the second of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
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[ˌəʊbəˈdaɪə] NAbdías
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The policeman having requested his prisoners for so, truly, they might be called-to descend, conducted them into a room with barred windows, and said: "You will appear before Judge Obadiah at half-past eight."
Immediately after, Judge Obadiah, a fat, round man, followed by the clerk, entered.
He hastened for a policeman; and this was how the party came to be arrested and brought before Judge Obadiah.
Judge Obadiah had unfortunately caught Passepartout's rash exclamation, which the poor fellow would have given the world to recall.
Bime-by Thomas began to come up and so did the other feller -- William Obadiah Seaman, his name was.
Determined to confront him, Charity now prepares to visit her dad and have it out but will the meeting go well or will she regret letting Obadiah back into her life?
Determined to confront her estranged father, Charity later sets out to find Obadiah. But will their meeting give her the closure she needs?
The minister told traditional gold miners in Obadiah traditional center for gold mining in north Sudan's Barbar locality, Nahr Nil State, that the central bank of the Sudan will purchase all gold produced in this sector at lucrative prices and that this would put in the bud any attempts to smuggle gold
AMERICANA AS A SPECIALTY has been actively dealt in for 165 years now, since the opening of Obadiah Rich's establishment in London in 1828.
Back in the US, Tony decides his company should give up making weapons but matters are complicated when he finds out that Obadiah Stane (Jeff Bridges), his second in command, has been selling weapons to insurgents in Afghanistan.
Among their topics are from translation to creation: changes in Ethiopic style and lexicon from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages, the apocryphal Acts of the Apostles: unknown witnesses from East Tegray, the chronicle of Emperor Galawdewos (1540-59): a source for Ethiopia's medieval historical geography, the textual criticism of Ethiopic Obadiah: the identification of five forms of the text, and Ma`unat al faqir by sayh Muhammad Safi (d.
Its other co-authors are Rachelle Ihly, Kevin Mistry, Andrew Ferguson, Obadiah Reid, and Garry Rumbles from NREL, and Olga Boltalina, Tyler Clikeman, Bryon Larson, and Steven Strauss from Colorado State University.