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Definition of the noun abdias

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  1. a Hebrew minor prophet
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonym of Abdias: Obadiah
    • instance of: prophet = someone who speaks by divine inspiration
  2. an Old Testament book telling Obadiah's prophecies; the shortest book in the Christian Bible
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonyms of Abdias: Book of Obadiah / Obadiah
    • instance of: book = a major division of a long written composition
    • part of: Old Testament = the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; Nebiim / Prophets = the second of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures

Alternative definition of the noun abdias

proper noun

  1. [biblical character] Obadiah ( the prophet)


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Google previewAdalbert Stifter: A Critical Study (1984)

by Martin Swales, Erika Swales

Abdias is an extraordinary story: its hectic graph of fortune and misfortune is quite unique in mid-nineteenth-century German fiction. If it has a predecessor it must surely be in the works of Heinrich von Kleist. There is above all one particular ...

Google previewCatholic Encyclopedia (1907)

Abdias (A MINoR PROPHET).—This name is the Greek form of the Hebrew 'Obhadhyah, which means “the servant [or worshipper] of Yahweh.”. The fourth and shortest of the minor prophetical books of the Old ...

Google previewA Religious Encyclopaedia: Or Dictionary of Biblical, Historical, Doctrinal, and Practical Theology (1891)

Based on the Real-Encyklopädie of Herzog, Plitt, and Hauck by Johann Jakob Herzog

ABDIAS. Under the title, Abdiae, Babylonile priml' episcopi, De Hisloria Certaminis Apostolici lihri X. Julio Africano inlcrprele, we have a collection of myths, legends, and traditions relating to the lives and works of the a stles, and pretending to ...

Google previewThe International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (2015)

by Orr, James

ABDIAS. ab-dı ̄ ́as (2 Esdras 1:39 = Obadiah): One of the Minor Prophets. Mentioned with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and the Minor Prophets who shall be given as leaders to the “nation from the east” which is to overthrow Israel ( compare ...

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Pointing to the sky, very strong and proper expression to a profet.

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Small photo of PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - APRIL 2, 2016: Stained Glass window in St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague, depicting Mother Mary and the Prophets Daniel, Jonah, Zachary, Ezekiel, Micheas and Abdias.Small photo of PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - APRIL 2, 2016: Stained Glass window in St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague, depicting Mother Mary and the Prophets Daniel, Jonah, Zachary and Abdias. More...

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Scrabble value of A1B3D2I1A1S1

The value of this 6-letter word is 9 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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