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Oh´buh-di´uh; Heb., “worshiper” or “servant of Yah[weh]”

A common name used of at least eleven biblical personages, including the prophet Obadiah and a high royal official allied with the prophets during Ahab’s reign (1Kgs 18:3).

  • Powell, Mark Allan, ed. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary. Abridged Edition. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009.