This short book comes from some undetermined time after the fall of Jerusalem in 586 bc, when Edom, Judah's age-old enemy to the south-east, not only rejoiced over the fall of Jerusalem, but took advantage of Judah's plight to loot the city and help the invader. Obadiah prophesied that Edom would be punished and defeated, along with other nations that were the enemies of Israel.
Outline of Contents
The punishment of Edom 1–14
The day of the Lord 15–21