Obadiah in Easton's Bible Dictionary
servant of the Lord. (1.) An Israelite who was chief in the
household of King Ahab (1 Kings 18:3). Amid great
degeneracy he maintained his fidelity to God, and
protect The Lord's prophets, an hundred of whom he
hid at great
personal risk in a cave (4, 13). Ahab seems to have
in great honour, although he had no sympathy with
his piety (5,
6, 7). The last notice of him is his bringing back
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
"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.
(6.) A prince of Zebulun in the time of David (1
(7.) One of the princes sent by Jehoshaphat to
people in the law (2 Chr. 17:7).
(8.) A Levite who superintended the repairs of the
under Josiah (2 Chr. 34:12).
(9.) One who accompanied Ezra on the return from
(10.) A prophet, fourth of the minor prophets in the
canon, and fifth in the LXX. He was probably
Jeremiah and Ezekiel. Of his personal history
nothing is known.
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