Given Name OBADIAH

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Biblical
OTHER SCRIPTS: עֹבַדְיָה (Ancient Hebrew)
PRONOUNCED: o-bə-DIE-ə (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Means "serving YAHWEH" in Hebrew, derived from עָבַד ('avad) meaning "to serve" and יָה (yah) referring to the Hebrew God. In the Old Testament this is the name of one of the twelve minor prophets, the author of the Book of Obadiah, which predicts the downfall of the nation of Edom.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Abdiou (Biblical Greek), 'Ovadyah (Biblical Hebrew), Abdias (Biblical Latin), Ovadia (Hebrew)


biblical, books of the Bible, Marvel characters, minor prophets of the Old Testament
Entry updated May 31, 2018