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And Ahab called Obadiah, which was the governor of his house. (Now Obadiah feared the LORD greatly:

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

18:3 Obadiah. Obadiah (meaning “servant of Jehovah”) was not the same as the prophet Obadiah. This Obadiah held a very strategic and dangerous position, as a true follower of the Lord, in the court of apostate King Ahab, who had rejected Jehovah in favor of Baal. Jezebel either did not know of his religious convictions, or else he was too close to Ahab, or else she would surely have tried to kill him when she had many of God’s true prophets executed.

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