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obadiah

obadiah


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Obadiah 
  servant  of  the  Lord.  (1.)  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  honour,  although  he  had  no  sympathy  with  his  piety  (5, 
  6,  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." 
 
  (2.)  A  chief  of  the  tribe  of  Issachar  (1  Chr.  7:3). 
 
  (3.)  A  descendant  of  Saul  (1  Chr.  8:38). 
 
  (4.)  A  Levite,  after  the  Captivity  (1  Chr.  9:16). 
 
  (5.)  A  Gadite  who  joined  David  at  Ziklag  (1  Chr.  12:9). 
 
  (6.)  A  prince  of  Zebulun  in  the  time  of  David  (1  Chr.  27:19). 
 
  (7.)  One  of  the  princes  sent  by  Jehoshaphat  to  instruct  the 
  people  in  the  law  (2  Chr.  17:7). 
 
  (8.)  A  Levite  who  superintended  the  repairs  of  the  temple 
  under  Josiah  (2  Chr.  34:12). 
 
  (9.)  One  who  accompanied  Ezra  on  the  return  from  Babylon  (Ezra 
  8:9). 
 
  (10.)  A  prophet,  fourth  of  the  minor  prophets  in  the  Hebrew 
  canon,  and  fifth  in  the  LXX.  He  was  probably  contemporary  with 
  Jeremiah  and  Ezekiel.  Of  his  personal  history  nothing  is  known 
 
 
  From  Hitchcock's  Bible  Names  Dictionary  (late  1800's)  [hitchcock]: 
 
  Obadiah,  servant  of  the  Lord