- 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.
- “Saint Abdias of Babylon“. Saints.SQPN.com. 25 October 2014. Web. 25 December 2014. <>