And Ahab called Obadiah, which was the governor of his house,
&c.] Perhaps his steward: the Jews F13 take him to be Obadiah the prophet, who wrote the small prophecy that goes by his name:
(now Obadiah feared the Lord greatly:)
who, though he did not go up to Jerusalem to worship, which ceremonial service was dispensed with in him, yet he did not worship the calves, nor Baal, but served the Lord in a spiritual manner.
F13 T. Bab. Sanhedrin, fol. 39. 2.