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Obadiah

[oh-buh-dahy-uh]
noun
  1. a Minor Prophet.
  2. a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbreviation: Obad.
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Also Douay Bible, Ab·di·as [ab-dahy-uh s] /æbˈdaɪ əs/.
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Historical Examples of abdias

  • Abdias, Marcellus, and Hegesippus have all three written this story.

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)

    Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)

  • Abdias, Marcellinus and Hegisippus have each related this story, with a little difference in the details.

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)

    Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)

  • He to whom we owe the most circumstantial gospel that we possess deserved a better historian than Abdias.

    A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 1 (of 10)

    Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)

  • Abdias therefore went to meet Achab, and told him: and Achab came to meet Elias.


British Dictionary definitions for abdias

Abdias

noun
  1. Bible the Douay form of Obadiah
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Obadiah

noun Old Testament
  1. a Hebrew prophet
  2. the book containing his oracles, chiefly directed against Edom
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Douay spelling: Abdias (æbˈdaɪəs)
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Word Origin and History for abdias

Obadiah

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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