Oba·​di·​ah ˌō-bə-ˈdī-ə How to pronounce Obadiah (audio)
: a Hebrew prophet
: a prophetic book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture see Bible Table

Examples of Obadiah in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stark’s one-time mentor Obadiah Stane, who becomes the metallic villain Iron Monger, is played by Jeff Bridges. Andrew Walsh, EW.com, 24 Mar. 2024 Historical records show Shalom Aaron Obadiah Cohen, the founder of the Baghdadi Jewish community in Kolkata, reached out to a Bengali Muslim friend regarding the cemetery. Sarah Aziz, The Christian Science Monitor, 18 Jan. 2024 Jail cell decision Benjamin Obadiah Iqbal Springer was born April 15, 1958, in Birmingham (along with twin sister Velda) to parents with ties to the Caribbean. Brian Murphy, Washington Post, 10 Dec. 2023 The movie had been shot and edited and was coming together in post-production–except that the final battle, between Tony Stark and his rival Obadiah Stane, was a boring slugfest between two men in metal suits, lacking the character and the wit that animated the rest of the movie. Joanna Robinson, Fortune, 24 Nov. 2023 Jeff Bridges [who played antagonist Obadiah Stane] is on record as not being particularly delighted by this sort of approach. Ryan Faughnder, Los Angeles Times, 10 Oct. 2023 But Tom Cruise might be the Obadiah Stane variant to become Iron Monger in the reality where Stane defeats Stark. Chris Smith, BGR, 27 Feb. 2022

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Word History


Hebrew ʽŌbhadhyāh

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Obadiah was in the 14th century

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“Obadiah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Obadiah. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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Oba·​di·​ah ˌō-bə-ˈdī-ə How to pronounce Obadiah (audio)
: a prophetic book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture see bible
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