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Hebrew: עֹבַדְיָה —transliteration: Obadyah or Obadyahu —meaning: servant of Yah (meaning servent of YHWH —occurrences: 20 in Scripture

This is the name of 10 Israelite men.

  1. Obadiah, a prophet

    He is 4th of the minor prophets in the Hebrew canon, and 5th in the Septuagint.

    He was probably contemporary with the prophets Jeremiah and Ezekiel. Nothing is known of his personal history.

    See: About the Book of Obadiah

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  2. Obadiah, a chief of King Ahab

    an Israelite who was chief in the household of King Ahab (1 Kings 18:3)

    Amid great spiritual degeneracy he maintained his fidelity to God, and interposed to protect The Lord's prophets, an hundred of whom he hid at great personal risk in a cave (4, 13).

    Ahab seems to have held Obadiah in great honor, although he had no sympathy with his piety (5-7). The last notice of him is his bringing back tidings to Ahab that Elijah, whom he had so long sought for, was at hand (9-16). “Go,” said Elijah to him, when he met him in the way, “go tell thy lord, Behold, Elijah is here.”

  3. Obadiah, a chief in Issachar

    He was a chief of the Tribe of Issachar (1 Chronicles 7:3).

  4. Obadiah, son of Azel

    He is a descendant of King Saul mentioned along with his father and brothers in 1 Chronicles 8:38.

  5. Obadiah, son of Shemaiah

    This Levite is mentioned after the Captivity (1 Chronicles 9:16).

  6. Obadiah, a Gadite

    This man of Gad joined David at Ziklag (1 Chronicles 12:9).

  7. Prince Obadiah of Zebulun

    This prince of Zebulun lived in the time of David (1 Chronicles 27:19).

  8. A Prince Obadiah, who King Jehoshaphat sent

    This is one of the princes sent by Jehoshaphat to instruct the people in the law of Moses (2 Chronicles 17:7).

  9. Obadiah, a Levite superintendent

    This is a Levite who superintended the repairs of the temple under Josiah (2 Chronicles 34:12).

  10. Obadiah, in Ezra

    He is a man who accompanied Ezra on his return from Babylon to Jerusalem (Ezra 8:9).