Hebrew - English Dictionary

H5662 - Obadiah

Strong's No.:H5662




Word Origin:Active participle of H5647 and H3050

Bible Usage:Obadiah.

Part of Speech:Proper Name Masculine


serving Jah; {Obadjah} the name of thirteen Israelites

Brown Driver
Biggs Definition:

Obadiah = "servant of Jehovah"

1. the 4th of the 12 minor prophets; nothing personal is known of him but it is probable that he was contemporary with Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel

a. the prophetic book by him; prophesies against Edom

2. father of Ishmaiah, one of the chiefs of Zebulun in the time of David

3. a Merarite Levite overseer of the work of restoring the temple in the time of king Josiah of Judah

4. chief of the household of king Ahab of Israel; an devout worshipper of Jehovah who at risk to his own life hid over 100 prophets during the persecution of Jezebel

5. a descendant of David

6. a chief of the tribe of Issachar

7. a Benjamite, one of the 6 sons of Azel and a descendant of king Saul

8. a Levite, son of Shemaiah and a descendant of Jeduthun

9. a Gadite chief, the 2nd of the lion-faced Gadites who joined David at Ziklag

10. a prince of Judah in the time of king Jehoshaphat of Judah

11. a priest, son of Jehiel of the sons of Joab who returned from exile with Ezra

12. a gatekeeper in the time of Nehemiah

13. one of the men who sealed the covenant with Nehemiah

a. perhaps the same as 12

Bible References:

Obadiah ( 20 )


Definitions are taken from Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
by James Strong (S.T.D.) (LL.D.) 1890.