Obadiah’s prophecy was written in Hebrew poetry, and delivered with intense emotion. The authorship and the date of prophecy are unknown. The purpose for the prophesy of Obadiah is to pronounce God’s judgment on Edom (Esau) because of his actions toward his brother Judah (Jacob). This pronouncement leads to the eventual doom when Jesus Christ executes judgment of God on Edom and her allies.

Obadiah 1

1:1-9 Natural security for Edom
1:10-14 Judah’s misfortunes
1:15-16 Edom’s fate
1:17-21 Israel’s ultimate triumph