Obadiah the Prophet

detail of a statue of Obadiah the Prophet, by Nanni di Bartolo, Museo dell'Opera del Duomo, Firenze, ItalyAlso known as

  • Abdias
  • Abdis



Old Testament prophet whose writings are dated between the 9th and 5th centuries before Christ. Outside of the text, which announces the punishment of the enemies of Israel, nothing is known about him.

Name Meaning

  • servant of the Lord


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Obadiah the Prophet“. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 January 2018. Web. 18 March 2018. <>