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Obadiah is a Biblical theophorical name, meaning "Yahweh's servant/worshipper." It is cognate to the Arabic name `Ubaidallah (Obeidallah). The Book of Obadiah is found in both the Hebrew Bible and the Old Testament of the Christian Bible, where it is the shortest book, only one chapter long. ... Obadiah (Heb. ... Abdjesus (or Abdiesus) is the name of several saints in the Christian church. ... This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library. ... // Much Hebrew theophory occurs in the Bible, particularly in the Old Testament. ... For other uses, see Yahweh (disambiguation). ... Look up cognate in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Arabic redirects here. ...

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The Prophet Obadiah

In the Old Testament

The prophet named Obadiah is credited with authorship of the shortest book in the Old Testament,[1] consisting of a mere 21 verses in a single chapter. Two theories exist for the date of his ministry, due to certain historical ambiguities in the book bearing his name. If, as one set of scholars believe, the Book of Obadiah was written upon the destruction of Jerusalem by the Philistines , the date would fall between 848 and 840 B.C.[2] If, as the second major theory holds, the events recorded in his writings refer to the invasion of Jerusalem by Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, the date would be nearer to 586 B.C.[2] The main thrust of the prophet's ministry, reflected in the themes of his book, is the ultimate victory of the people of God if they maintain their faith. Edom is used as an example of failure to manifest love toward one's neighbor in times of need, (Oba 1:1-17) and the eventual victory of Israel is declared in a vision of the future. (Oba 1:18-21) The Book of Obadiah is found in both the Hebrew Bible and the Old Testament of the Christian Bible, where it is the shortest book, only one chapter long. ... The Book of Obadiah is found in both the Hebrew Bible and the Old Testament of the Christian Bible, where it is the shortest book, only one chapter long. ... For other uses, see Jerusalem (disambiguation). ... Map showing the location of Philistine land and cities of Gaza, Ashdod, and Ashkelon Map of the southern Levant, c. ... An engraving inside an onyx-stone-eye in a Marduk statue that might depict Nebechandrezzar II Nebuchadrezzar II, more often called Nebuchadnezzar () (c 630-562 B.C.E), was a ruler of Babylon in the Chaldean Dynasty, who reigned c. ... For other uses, see Babylon (disambiguation). ... Edomite redirects here. ... The Book of Obadiah is found in both the Hebrew Bible and the Old Testament of the Christian Bible, where it is the shortest book, only one chapter long. ...


He was born in Sichem, and is said to have been the third centurion sent out by Ahaz against Elijah. For Shechem, the antagonist in the Biblical story of the rape of Dinah, see Dinah. ... This entry incorporates text from Eastons Bible Dictionary, 1897, with some modernisation. ... Elijah, 1638, by José de Ribera This article is about the prophet in the Hebrew Bible. ...


See main entry on the Book of Obadiah. The Book of Obadiah is found in both the Hebrew Bible and the Old Testament of the Christian Bible, where it is the shortest book, only one chapter long. ...


In Rabbinic tradition

According to the Talmud, Obadiah is said to have been a convert to Judaism from Edom,[3] a descendant of Eliphaz, the friend of Job. He is identified with the Obadiah who prophesied against Edom, and it is said that he was chosen to prophesy against Edom because he was himself an Edomite. Moreover, having lived with two such godless persons as Ahab and Jezebel without learning to act as they did, he seemed the most suitable person to prophesy against Esau (Edom), who, having been brought up by two pious persons, Isaac and Rebekah, had not learned to imitate their good deeds. The Talmud (Hebrew: ) is a record of rabbinic discussions pertaining to Jewish law, ethics, customs, and history. ...


Obadiah is supposed to have received the gift of prophecy for having hidden the hundred and twenty eight prophets from the persecution of Jezebel.[3] He hid the prophets in two caves, so that if those in one cave should be discovered those in the other might yet escape. (1 Kings 18:3, 4) (Redirected from 1 Kings) The Books of Kings (also known as [The Book of] Kings in Hebrew: Sefer Melachim מלכים) is a part of Judaisms Tanakh, the Hebrew Bible. ...


Obadiah was very rich, but all his wealth was expended in feeding the poor prophets, until, in order to be able to continue to support them, finally he had to borrow money at interest from Ahab's son Jehoram (Midrash Exodus Rabbah xxxi. 3). Obadiah's fear of God was one degree higher than that of Abraham; and if the house of Ahab had been capable of being blessed, it would have been blessed for Obadiah's sake (Sanh. l.c.)


In Christianity

He is regarded as a saint by several Christian churches, with feast days on January 10 in the Coptic Church, November 19 in the Greek Orthodox Church, and with the other Minor prophets in the Calendar of saints of the Armenian Apostolic Church on July 31. For other uses, see Saint (disambiguation). ... The calendar of saints is a traditional Christian method of organising a liturgical year on the level of days by associating each day with a saint, and referring to the day as the saints day of that saint. ... is the 10th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Christ - Coptic Art Coptic Orthodox Christianity is the indigenous form of Christianity that, according to tradition, the apostle Mark established in Egypt in the middle of the 1st century AD (approximately AD 60). ... is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Greek Orthodox Church (Greek: Hellēnorthódoxē Ekklēsía) can refer to any of several hierarchical churches within the larger group of mutually recognizing Eastern Orthodox churches. ... A minor prophet is a book in Minor Prophets section of the Hebrew Bible also known to Christians as the Old Testament. ... // 1 Third Day of the Fast of the Nativity 2 Fourth Day of the Fast of the Nativity 3 Fifth Day of the Fast of the Nativity 4 Sixth Day of the Fast of the Nativity 5 Eve of the Nativity and Theophany of our Lord Jesus Christ 6 Feast... Official standard of Karekin II Catholicos of Armenia The Armenian Apostolic Church (Armenian: Հայ Առաքելական Եկեղեցի, Hay Arakelagan Yegeghetzi), sometimes called the Armenian Orthodox Church or the Gregorian Church, is the worlds oldest national church[1] [2] and one of the most ancient Christian communities [3]. // Baptism of Tiridates III. The earliest... is the 212th day of the year (213th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Other Obadiahs in the Old Testament

Other individuals named Obadiah in the Old Testament are listed as:

Prophets of Judaism & Christianity in the Hebrew Bible
Abraham · Isaac · Jacob · Moses · Aaron · Miriam · Eldad · Medad · The seventy elders of Israel · Joshua · Phinehas

Deborah · Samuel · Saul · Saul's men · David · Jeduthun · Solomon | Gad · Nathan · Ahiyah · Elijah · Elisha | Isaiah · Jeremiah · Ezekiel

Hosea · Joel · Amos · Obadiah · Jonah · Micah · Nahum · Habakkuk · Zephaniah · Haggai · Zechariah · Malachi

Shemaiah · Iddo · Azariah · Hanani · Jehu · Micaiah · Jahaziel · Eliezer · Zechariah ben Jehoiada · Oded · Huldah · Uriah

Judaism:
Sarah · Rachel· Rebecca · Joseph · Eli · Elkanah · Hannah (mother of Samuel) · Abigail · Amoz (father of Isaiah) · Beeri (father of Hosea) · Hilkiah (father of Jeremiah) · Shallum (uncle of Jeremiah) · Hanamel (cousin of Jeremiah) · Buzi · Mordecai · Esther · (Baruch)
Christianity:
Abel · Enoch (ancestor of Noah) · Daniel
Non-Jewish: Kenan · Noah · Eber · Bithiah · Beor · Balaam · Balak · Job · Eliphaz · Bildad · Zophar · Elihu
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References

  1. ^ Nelson's Compact Illustrated Bible Dictionary, p. 191, Thomas Nelson Publishers (1964), ISBN 0-8407-5636-5
  2. ^ a b The Rainbow Study Bible, Illustrated Reference Edition, 1998, p. 1040, Rainbow Studies, Inc., ISBN 1-58170-025-3
  3. ^ a b The Babylonian Talmud: Tract Sanhedrin, Volume VIII, XVI, Part II (Haggada), Chapter XI, p. 376, translated by Michael L. Rodkinson, Boston, The Talmud Society
  • Holweck, F. G. A Biographical Dictionary of the Saints. St. Louis, MO: B. Herder Book Co., 1924.

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Obadiah, Book of - International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1474 words)
The unity of Obadiah was first challenged by Eichhorn in 1824, 1:17-21 being regarded by him as an appendix attached to the original exilic prophecy in the time of Alexander Janneus (104-78 BC).
But it is remarkable, on this hypothesis, that no allusion is made either in Obadiah or Jeremiah 49:7-22 to the Chaldeans or to the destruction of the temple or to the wholesale transportation of the inhabitants of Jerusalem to Babylonia.
Pusey indeed argues from the use of the form of the direct prohibition in Obadiah 1:12-14 that Edom had not yet committed the sins against which the prophet warns him, and so Jerusalem was not yet destroyed, when Obadiah wrote.
Obadiah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (587 words)
According to the Talmud, Obadiah was a proselyte of Edomite origin (Tracate Sanhedrin 39b), and is said to have been a descendant of Eliphaz, the friend of Job.
Obadiah is supposed to have received the gift of prophecy for having hidden the hundred prophets from the persecution of Jezebel.
Obadiah's fear of God was one degree higher than that of Abraham; and if the house of Ahab had been capable of being blessed, it would have been blessed for Obadiah's sake (Sanh.
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