Time – 585 to 565 B.C.
Obadiah’s name means “servant of Yahweh” (“Yahweh” is the Hebrew name of
God). Obadiah was a prophet who pronounced judgement upon the nation of Edom for its antagonism against Israel. Edom is the nation that descended from Esau, the twin brother of Jacob, who had his name changed to Israel. Edom was to be punished for the violence against Israel they committed when invading the land.

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