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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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Ovadyah of Bertinoro (15th cent., Italy) wrote in his commentary to the Mishnah (Avot 1:2) that Simeon the Just was the high priest after Ezra.
This name of God occurs frequently at the end of personal names such as Elijah (Eliyyah) and, among the Latter Prophets, in Isaiah (Yeshayah), Jeremiah (Yirmeyah), Obadiah (Ovadyah), Zephaniah (Tzefanyah), and Zechariah (Zekharyah).
However one draws the line between the point where interpretation ends and historical setting begins, we continue to delight in the penetrating and enduring teachings of Rabbi Ovadyah Sforno some 500 years after he wrote his commentary.