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- proper noun biblical A book of the
Old Testamentof the Bible, and of the Tanakh.
- proper noun biblical A minor
- proper noun A male
given nameof biblical origin.
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- noun an Old Testament book telling Obadiah's prophecies; the shortest book in the Christian Bible
- noun a Hebrew minor prophet
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Of course Obadiah is now Joker, but Joker is no Obadiah, two separate universes.
As I said in my own review, Obadiah is not The Joker.
The probable capture of Jerusalem alluded to by Obadiah is that by Joash and the
 In Laurence Sterne, The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1759 – 1767), Obadiah is the servant of Tristram’s father, Walter Shandy.
A Levite of the family of Jeduthun (Neh. 11: 17), also called Obadiah (1 Chr. 9: 16).
The famine was so severe in Samaria that Ahab had called Obadiah, the overseer of the palace.
And Ahab called Obadiah, which was the governor of his house.
(Ps.cxxxvii. 7), but cut off those that escaped, as we find in the prophecy of Obadiah, which is wholly directed against Edom, v. 11, 12,
Many of the expressions used in this prophecy concerning Edom are borrowed from the prophecy of Obadiah, which is concerning Edom; for, all the prophets being inspired by one and the same Spirit, there must needs be a wonderful harmony and agreement in their predictions.
3. And Ahab called Obadiah, which was the governor of his house.