- Obadiah of Babylon
One of the 72 disciples mentioned in Luke 10. They were sent out ahead of Jesus to make preparations for him in the towns he was to visit and evangelize. Some sources list him as the first bishop of Babylon, consecrated by Saint Simon the Zealot and Saint Jude Thaddeus.
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Catholic Encyclopedia
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- “Saint Abdias of Babylon“. Saints.SQPN.com. 27 October 2013. Web. 16 September 2014. <>