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I agree with gwofatlanta's conclusion and would put it in even stronger terms - it is highly unlikely that the servant in 1 Kings 18 refers to Obadiah. Firstly, "your servant" was a common polite form of address in biblical times, and it is extremely common for it to be used in this non-literal sense. Secondly Obadiah is specifically described as a palace ...


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Probably not. This unnamed servant was left in Beersheba by Elijah ( I Kings 19:3). After naming Obadiah specifically and detailing his conversation with Elijah in the first half of I Kings 18, it would be unreasonable not to name him in the interactions with Elijah later on, if had been Obadiah again.



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