The Book of Obadiah is a prophet concerning the awesome judgement of Edom and the reclamation of Israel. The content comprises of a solitary part, isolated into 21 verses, making it the most brief book in the Hebrew Bible.
In Judaism its origin is credited to a prophet who lived in the Assyrian Period and named himself in the main verse, Obadiah. His name signifies “hireling of Yahweh”.
The Book of Obadiah is named a minor prophet of the Old Testament, because of its short length.
In Judaism, Obadiah is viewed as a “later prophet” and this Masoretic Text is sequentially set in the Tanakh under the segment Nevi’im in the last class called The Twelve Prophets.
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