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Obadiah (ōˌbədĪˈə) [key], in the Bible. 1 Prophet, author of the book of Obadiah. 2 Ahab's major-domo. 3 Descendant of David. 4 One of David's mighty men. 5 Prince under Jehoshaphat. 6 Repairer of the Temple. 7 Father of Ishmaiah. 8 Same as Abda2.

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