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From Hebrew עובדיה ‎(servant of Yahweh); comparable to Arabic عبد اللّٰه ‎(ʿabd-allah, servant of Allah).

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Proper noun[edit]


  1. A book of the Old Testament of the Bible, and of the Tanakh.
  2. A minor prophet.
    • 1611, Bible (KJV), Obadiah 1:1::
      The vision of Obadiah. Thus saith the Lord GOD concerning Edom; We have heard a rumour from the LORD, and an ambassador is sent among the heathen, Arise ye, and let us rise up against her in battle.
  3. A male given name of biblical origin.

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