1. a Minor Prophet.
  2. a book of the Bible bearing his name. Abbreviation: Obad.


  1. Bible the Douay form of Obadiah

noun Old Testament

  1. a Hebrew prophet
  2. the book containing his oracles, chiefly directed against Edom

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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