Obadiah

[ oh-buh-dahy-uh ]
/ ˌoʊ bəˈdaɪ ə /

noun

a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbreviation: Obad.

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Also Douay Bible, Ab·di·as [ab-dahy-uhs] /æbˈdaɪ əs/ .

Origin of Obadiah

Ultimately from Hebrew ʿōbhadhyāh, ʿōbhadhyāhū “slave of Yahweh”

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British Dictionary definitions for Obadiah

Obadiah
/ (ˌəʊbəˈdaɪə) /

noun Old Testament

a Hebrew prophet
the book containing his oracles, chiefly directed against Edom
Douay spelling: Abdias (æbˈdaɪəs)
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