obadiah M

hebrew
‛ÔBADYÂH / ‛ÔBADYÂHÛ > 'OVADYAH
hebrew (עֹבַדְיָה)

This name derives from the Hebrew “‛ôbadyâh / ‛ôbadyâhû > 'ovadyah”, meaning “servant of God, worshipper of God”. Obadiah is a Biblical theophorical name. This name is related to the Arabic "Abdeel", meaning "servant of God", which is also cognate to the Arabic name "Abdullah" or "Obaidullah" and in the Turkish language the name Abdil or Abdi. According to the Talmud, Obadiah is said to have been a convert to Judaism from Edom, a descendant of Eliphaz, the friend of Job.

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