- a Minor Prophet.
- a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbreviation: Obad.
Examples from the Web for obadiah
If Obadiah is shorter than three to one, he'll run for the purse alone.Old Man Curry
Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
And you say that letter was signed by a man named Obadiah Jones?Dave Porter At Bear Camp
He had been baptised Obadiah about sixty years before; that is to say, if he had been baptised at all.
I said as how it would be,” said Obadiah Coble—“that dog is no dog, as sure as I sit here.
Obadiah Coble shrugged up his shoulders, as he took an extra quid.
- a Hebrew prophet
- the book containing his oracles, chiefly directed against Edom
Word Origin and History for 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."