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Obadiah, The Book of

An OT book, the fourth of the twelve Minor Prophets. It is the shortest book in the OT with only twenty-one verses. It presents an oracle against Edom, Judah’s neighbor to the south, whose punishment is predicted for participating in the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BCE.

Outline of Contents


I. The inevitable destruction of Edom (Obad 1:1-9)

II. The wrongs perpetrated by Edom against Judah (Obad 1:10-14, Obad 1:15)

III. The future restoration of Israel and destruction of the nations (Obad 1:15, Obad 1:16-21)