- a Minor Prophet.
- a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbreviation: Obad.
Also Douay Bible, Ab·di·as [ab-dahy-uh s] /æbˈdaɪ əs/.
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Examples from the Web for abdias
Abdias, Marcellus, and Hegesippus have all three written this story.
Abdias, Marcellinus and Hegisippus have each related this story, with a little difference in the details.
He to whom we owe the most circumstantial gospel that we possess deserved a better historian than Abdias.
Abdias therefore went to meet Achab, and told him: and Achab came to meet Elias.
- Bible the Douay form of Obadiah
- a Hebrew prophet
- the book containing his oracles, chiefly directed against Edom
Douay spelling: Abdias (æbˈdaɪəs)
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Word Origin and History for abdias
masc. proper name, fourth of the Twelve Prophets of the Old Testament, from Hebrew Obhadyah, literally "servant of the Lord," from abhadh "he served, worshipped," related to Arabic 'abada "he served," 'abd "slave, worshipper."
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