1 Kings 18:3

3 And Ahab called Obadiah, who was 1over the household. (Now Obadiah feared the LORD greatly,

1 Kings 18:3 Meaning and Commentary

1 Kings 18:3

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.

1 Kings 18:3 In-Context

1 After many days the word of the LORD came to Elijah, in the third year, saying, "Go, show yourself to Ahab, and I will send rain upon the earth."
2 So Elijah went to show himself to Ahab. Now the famine was severe in Samaria.
3 And Ahab called Obadiah, who was over the household. (Now Obadiah feared the LORD greatly,
4 and when Jezebel cut off the prophets of the LORD, Obadiah took a hundred prophets and hid them by fifties in a cave and fed them with bread and water.)
5 And Ahab said to Obadiah, "Go through the land to all the springs of water and to all the valleys. Perhaps we may find grass and save the horses and mules alive, and not lose some of the animals."

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