Author: Obadiah

Period: Possibly 605-586 B.C.

Title: The English, Hebrew, Greek and Latin versions all name this book after Obadiah, the prophet whose ministry is recorded in the book. The name Obadiah means “Servant of the Lord.”

Summary: Obadiah was a prophet who pronounced judgment upon the nation of Edom for its antagonism against Israel. Edom is the nation that is descended from Esau, the twin brother of Jacob (Israel). Edom was to be punished for the violence against Israel they committed when invading the land.


Title and introductions: Verse 1

Judgment and Edom: Verse 2-14

The day of the Lord: Verses 15-21