16 and Obadiah the son of Shemaiah, son of Galal, son of Jeduthun, and Berechiah the son of Asa, son of Elkanah, who lived in the villages of the Netophathites.
1 Chronicles 9:1 - 44
ESV - 1 So all Israel was recorded in genealogies, and these are written in the Book of the Kings of Israel. And Judah was taken into exile in Babylon because of their breach of faith. 2 Now the first to dwell again in their possessions in their cities were Israel, the priests, the Levites, and the temple servants.
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By one count and exposition, there were thirteen separate men named Obadiah (a name meaning "servant of the LORD") mentioned in the Old Testament. The prophet who was the author of the book of Obadiah (the shortest book in the Old Testament, with only twenty-one verses) was one of those thirteen. However, that individual is not mentioned or associated in connection with any of the other men named Obadiah. A discussion of all the individuals named Obadiah can be found at: https://www.gotquestions.org/Obadiah-in-the-Bible.html
No, this Obadiah was the Son of Shemaiah, a Levite of Netophah (1 Chron. 9:16). This son of Shemaiah was a member of the tribe of Levi named Obadiah was part of the group of Jews who returned to Jerusalem after the Babylonian Captivity. He was the son of Shemaiah (1 Chronicles 9:16). But the author of Obadiah was the prophet of Judah who lived over 550 years before Christ (Obad. 1). "He was one of the twelve minor prophets: Other than what is disclosed through the book of Obadiah, nothing more is known about Obadiah the prophet. His book, the shortest of the Old Testament with only twenty-one verses, reveals that Obadiah probably lived in the harsh and bitter era after the capture and destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians. He was most likely a contemporary of Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel." https://www.gotquestions.org/Obadiah-in-the-Bible.html This Minor Prophet cannot be identified. His book, the briefest in the Old Testament, gives his name, but there the record ends. Pusey says, “The silence of Scripture as to Obadiah stands in remarkable contrast with the anxiety of man to know something about him.” His origin, age, life, country, parents and grave are all unknown. His is the voice of a stranger. Of the prophet’s personal history not a single incident or even tradition has been preserved. The work is more important than the worker. Lockyer
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