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Obadiah

(ō'bədī`ə), in the Bible. 1 Prophet, author of the book of ObadiahObadiah,
short prophetic book of the Bible. The prophet is otherwise unknown. The oracle which comprises this book dates from after the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians in 586 B.C.
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. 2 Ahab's major-domo. 3 Descendant of David. 4 One of David's mighty men. 5 Prince under Jehoshaphat. 6 Repairer of the Temple. 7 Father of IshmaiahIshmaiah
, in the Bible, ruler over the Zebulunites.
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. 8 Same as AbdaAbda
, in the Bible. 1 Father of Solomon's officer Adoniram. 2 Levite.
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Obadiah,

short prophetic book of the Bible. The prophet is otherwise unknown. The oracle which comprises this book dates from after the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians in 586 B.C. The prophecy calls down doom on Edom, who had gloated over the misfortune of Israel, and announces that the exiles of Israel and Judah will be re-gathered and will dominate Palestine, including Edom. Verses 1–9 are closely paralleled in the Book of Jeremiah, and verse 17 is apparently quoted in the Book of Joel.

Bibliography

See H. W. Wolff, Obadiah and Jonah (1986); J. Limburg, Hosea–Micah (1988).

Obadiah

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