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  • proper noun biblical A book of the Old Testament of the Bible, and of the Tanakh.
  • proper noun biblical A minor prophet.
  • proper noun A male given name of 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

Etymologies

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From Hebrew עובדיה "servant of Yahweh"; comparable to Arabic عبد الله (ʕabd-állah) "servant of Allah".

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