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Lexicon :: Strong's H5662 - ʿōḇaḏyâ

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Part of Speech
proper masculine noun
Root Word (Etymology)
Strong’s Definitions

עֹבַדְיָה ʻÔbadyâh, o-bad-yaw'; or עֹבַדְיָהוּ ʻÔbadyâhûw; active participle of H5647 and H3050; serving Jah; Obadjah, the name of thirteen Israelites:—Obadiah.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x

The KJV translates Strong's H5662 in the following manner: Obadiah (20x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 20x
The KJV translates Strong's H5662 in the following manner: Obadiah (20x).
  1. 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

      1. 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

      1. perhaps the same as L above

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
עֹבַדְיָה ʻÔbadyâh, o-bad-yaw'; or עֹבַדְיָהוּ ʻÔbadyâhûw; active participle of H5647 and H3050; serving Jah; Obadjah, the name of thirteen Israelites:—Obadiah.
עֹבַדְיָ֫הוּ, עֹבַדְיָה proper name, masculine (servant of Yah, compare GrayProp. N. 295, No. 90; also Phoenician עבדבעל, Palmyrene עבדבל, Old Aramaic עבדההד Lzb333, Old Hebrew עבדיהו Id.334); —
I. עֹבַדְיָ֫הוּ:
1. chief of Ahab's household 1 Kings 18:3 (twice in verse); 1 Kings 18:4, 5, 6, 7, 16, Greek Version of the LXX Αβδ(ε)ιου.
2. father of one of the chiefs of Zebulun 1 Chronicles 27:19, Greek Version of the LXX Αβδ(ε)ιου (genitive).
3. a Levite overseer in time of Josiah 2 Chronicles 34:12, Greek Version of the LXX Αβδ(ε)ια, A LXX of Lucian (Lag.) Αβδιας.
II. עֹבַדְיָה:
1. the prophet Obadiah, Greek Version of the LXX Οβδ(ε)ιου (genitive), Αβδ(ε)ιου.
2. a descendant of David 1 Chronicles 3:21, Greek Version of the LXX Αβδεια, LXX of Lucian (Lag.) Οβδιας.
3. chief of tribe of Issachar 1 Chronicles 7:3, Greek Version of the LXX Μειβδεια, A Οβδια, LXX of Lucian (Lag.) Αβδια.
4. a Benjamite 1 Chronicles 8:38; 1 Chronicles 9:44, Greek Version of the LXX Αβδ(ε)ια.
5. a Levite 1 Chronicles 9:16 (|| עַבְדָּא Nehemiah 11:17), Greek Version of the LXX Αβδεια A Οβδια, LXX of Lucian (Lag.) Αβια.
6. a Gadite chief 1 Chronicles 12:9, Greek Version of the LXX Αβδ(ε)ια.
7. a prince in time of Jehoshaphat 2 Chronicles 17:7, Greek Version of the LXX Αβ(δ)ιαν.
8. priestly companion of Ezra Ezra 8:9; Nehemiah 10:6, Greek Version of the LXX Αδεια, Αβ(α)δ(ε)ια, LXX of Lucian (Lag.) Αβδιου, Αβιας.
9. a doorkeeper Nehemiah 12:25, א Οβδιας, LXX of Lucian (Lag.) Αβδιας.
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs

1 Kings

18:3; 18:4; 18:5; 18:6; 18:7; 18:16

1 Chronicles

3:21; 7:3; 8:38; 9:16; 9:44; 12:9; 27:19

2 Chronicles

17:7; 34:12




10:6; 11:17; 12:25


Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H5662 matches the Hebrew עֹבַדְיָה (ʿōḇaḏyâ),
which occurs 20 times in 19 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:3 - Ahab called Obadiah H5662 who was over the household. (Now Obadiah H5662 [fn]feared the LORD greatly;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:4 - for when Jezebel [fn]destroyed the prophets of the LORD, Obadiah H5662 took a hundred prophets and hid them by fifties in a cave, and provided them with bread and water.)
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:5 - Then Ahab said to Obadiah, H5662 “Go through the land to all the springs of water and to all the valleys; perhaps we will find grass and keep the horses and mules alive, and not [fn]have to kill some of the cattle.”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:6 - So they divided the land between them to [fn]survey it; Ahab went one way by himself and Obadiah H5662 went another way by himself.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:7 - Now as Obadiah H5662 was on the way, behold, Elijah [fn]met him, and he recognized him and fell on his face and said, “Is this you, Elijah my master?”
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 18:16 - So Obadiah H5662 went to meet Ahab and told him; and Ahab went to meet Elijah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 3:21 - The [fn]sons of Hananiah were Pelatiah and Jeshaiah, the sons of Rephaiah, the sons of Arnan, the sons of Obadiah, H5662 the sons of Shecaniah.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 7:3 - The [fn]son of Uzzi was Izrahiah. And the sons of Izrahiah were Michael, Obadiah, H5662 Joel, Isshiah; all five of them were chief men.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 8:38 - Azel had six sons, and these were their names: Azrikam, Bocheru, Ishmael, Sheariah, Obadiah H5662 and Hanan. All these were the sons of Azel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:16 - and [fn]Obadiah H5662 the son of [fn]Shemaiah, the son of Galal, the son of Jeduthun, and Berechiah the son of Asa, the son of Elkanah, who lived in the villages of the Netophathites.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 9:44 - Azel had six sons whose names are these: Azrikam, Bocheru and Ishmael and Sheariah and Obadiah H5662 and Hanan. These were the sons of Azel.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 12:9 - Ezer was the first, Obadiah H5662 the second, Eliab the third,
Unchecked Copy Box1Ch 27:19 - for Zebulun, Ishmaiah the son of Obadiah; H5662 for Naphtali, Jeremoth the son of Azriel;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 17:7 - Then in the third year of his reign he sent his officials, Ben-hail, Obadiah, H5662 Zechariah, Nethanel and Micaiah, to teach in the cities of Judah;
Unchecked Copy Box2Ch 34:12 - The men did the work faithfully with foremen over them to supervise: Jahath and Obadiah, H5662 the Levites of the sons of Merari, Zechariah and Meshullam of the sons of the Kohathites, and the Levites, all who were skillful with musical instruments.
Unchecked Copy BoxEzr 8:9 - of the sons of Joab, Obadiah H5662 the son of Jehiel and 218 males with him;
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 10:5 - Harim, Meremoth, Obadiah, H5662
Unchecked Copy BoxNeh 12:25 - Mattaniah, Bakbukiah, Obadiah, H5662 Meshullam, Talmon and Akkub were gatekeepers keeping watch at the storehouses of the gates.
Unchecked Copy BoxOba 1:1 - The vision of Obadiah. H5662
Thus says the Lord [fn]GOD concerning Edom
We have heard a report from the LORD,
And an envoy has been sent among the nations saying,
“Arise and let us go against her for battle”

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