OBADIAH is a name of a type common among the Semitic peoples; It occurs frequently in the OT, for the most part as the name of persons of whom little or nothing is known. It has also been found on an ancient Hebrew seal. For the meaning of the name, 'servant of Jahweh,' see art. Servant of the Lord,
And Ahab will call for Obadiaha who was over the house. (And Obadiaha was fearing Jehovah greatly: And it will be in Jezebel's cutting off the prophets of Jehovah, and Obadiaha will take a hundred prophets, and hide fifty men in a cave, and he nourished them with bread and water.) read more. And Ahab will say to Obadiaha, Go into the land to all the fountains of waters, and to all the torrents; perhaps we shall find grass and preserve alive the horse and the mule, and we shall not be cut off from the cattle. And they will divide the land to them to pass over in it: Ahab went in one way by himself, and Obadiaha went went in one way by himself. And Obadiaha will be in the way, and behold, Elijah to his meeting: and he will behold him and fall upon his face, and say, Art thou this my lord Elijah? And he will say to him, I. go say to thy lord, Behold, Elijah. And he will say, What did I sin that thou gavest thy servant into the hand of Ahab to kill me? Jehovah thy god lives if there is a nation and kingdom where my lord did not send there to seek thee: and they said, No; and he caused the kingdom and nation to swear that they shall not find. And now thou sayest, Go, say to thy lord, Behold Elijah. And being I shall go from thee and the spirit of Jehovah will lift thee up where I shall not know; and I went to announce to Ahab, and he will not find thee, and he will kill me: and thy servant feared Jehovah from my youth. Was it not announced to my lord what I did in Jezebel's killing the prophets of Jehovah, and I shall hide of the prophets of Jehovah a hundred men, fifty, fifty men in a cave, and I shall nourish them with bread and water? And now thou sayest., Go, say to thy lord, Behold, Elijah; and he will kill me. And Elijah will say to him, Jehovah of armies lives whom I stand before him that this day, I will be seen to him. And Obadiaha will go to meet Ahab, and he will announce to him: and Ahab will go to meet Elijah.
And the sons of Hananiah: Pelatiah, and Jesaiah: the sons of Rephaiah, the sons of Arnon, the sons of Obadiah, the sons of Shecaniah.
And the sons of Uzzi: Izrahiah: and the sons of Izmhiah Michael and Obadiah, and Joel, Ishish; five; heads, all of them.
And to Azel six sons, and these their names: Azrikam, Bocheru, and Ishmael, and Sheariah, and Obadiah, and Hanan. All these the sons of Azel.
And Obadiah son of Shemaiah, son of Galal, son of Jeduthan, and Berechiah son of Asa, son of Elkanah, dwelling in the villages of the Netophathites.
Ezer the head, Obadiah the second, Eliab the third,
To Zebulon: Ishmaiah son of Obadiah: to Naphtali: Jerimoth son of Azriel:
From the sons of Joab: Obadiah son of Jehiel, and with him two hundred and eighteen males.
Harim, Meremoth, Obadiah,
And Mattaniah son of Micha, son of Zabdi, son of Asaph, head of the beginning of Judah for prayer: and Bakbukiah the second from his brethren, and Abda, son of Shammua, son of Galal, son of Jeduthan.