Nothing is known of the personal history of this prophet. Obadiah is next to Amos and continues and amplifies a passage in the last chapter of that prophet.
Here in Obadiah's short book, we learn more of the tools of Satan, under the generic term 'Edom'.
Genesis tells us that 'Edom is Esau'. Esau married two Hittite women who were of the mongrelized Canaanite stock. He became the 'father of the Edomites'. The Jews are Canaanites and Edomites.
Some centuries after the return of the remnants of the tribes of Jacob from captivity, they received a substantial infusion of non-Israelitish peoples. Chief among these were the Edomites. Later, they seized religious power by the time of Yahshua Christ's birth. Herod was an Edomite and ordered the slaughter of all children under 2 years of age, in an attempt to slay the Christ-child. It was Herod II that Yahshua called 'that fox' who ordered the execution of John the Baptist, and that mocked Christ before returning Him to Pilate prior to the crucifixion.
The prophecy of Obadiah is a prophecy concerning Edom, that nation which descended from Esau, Jacob's brother. In order to understand the prophecy concerning Edom, one must understand all of the history of the nation, and its relationship to Israel and to God, from the days of Jacob and Esau.
Esau was, as Paul called him at Hebrews 12:16, a profane man and a fornicator. Paul used the term fornication to describe race-mixing, at 1 Corinthians chapter 10. Jude tells us that fornication is the pursuit of strange – or different – flesh, and Jude also equates that to the sin of the “angels which kept not their first estate”.
Yahweh, being God, evidently knew of Esau's treachery from the beginning. Upon her conception, it is recorded that He told Rebekah (the mother of Jacob and Esau) that “Two nations are in your womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from your bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger.” (Genesis 25:23).
Here it is appropriate to walk through the early lives of Jacob and Esau.
The book of Jasher elaborates that Esau had killed Nimrod and stole the garments of Adam, and was running from Nimrod's men.
Esau figured Nimrod's men would kill him.
Jasher also records that Jacob had this deal in writing.
Esau evidently never cared for his birthright, because the next thing he does is to mix his race by taking wives of the Hittites.
The grief of Isaac and Rebekah is expressed once again:
Isaac loved Esau for his own stomach's sake, but Rebekah loved Jacob, and evidently understood the importance of Jacob's obtaining the blessing of the first born.
Esau, in his pride, forsook his birthright, mixed his race, and then wanted to kill his brother, to whom the birthright rightfully belonged because Esau never did care about it in the first place, and sold it to him fairly.
He evidently did not see that the blessings and the responsibility went hand-in-hand. Today most of our people are just like Esau: demanding the blessings of God but having no care for any of His demands upon us, they whine and scoff and blaspheme when His blessings are withdrawn. Isaac loved Esau in spite of his bad attitude, because Esau filled his belly with good things. Rebekah knew well that her life was lived in vain unless Jacob had legitimate offspring.
Paul, speaking of Esau, says at Hebrews 12:17: “For you know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he sought it carefully with tears.” Esau saw that Isaac was displeased with the Canaanite women – two of which he had married, yet he still found no repentance, because he had no acceptable offspring!
One lesson from the story of Jacob and Esau: Esau the proud and strong man had it all, and lost it due to his race mixing; Jacob, the mild and humble man, was his supplanter, which is the meaning of his name, but he only managed to supplant Esau because he obeyed the will of his father, while Esau despised his birthright! Another lesson from the story of Jacob and Esau: one who through pride and strength makes his own rules, loses in the end. One who through humility and understanding submits to the will of God, wins in the end.
We can also contrast Esau and Judah. Both men were race-mixers. Malachi states explicitly that Judah, who had also taken a Canaanite wife, had “married the daughter of a strange god”. Yet Judah found repentance, and Esau did not. However Judah did not find repentance of his own accord – and this is also important to remember. For Yahweh had put it into the heart of Tamar to stand in the road as a whore, knowing what Judah's incontinence would lead him to do, while Tamar would get the children that she deserved. Therefore Judah had legitimate offspring, even if that too had come about due to his own sin! So in this manner Yahweh assured us that there would be a legitimate tribe of Judah, in spite of Judah's own actions. God had mercy on Judah, but he did not demonstrate that same mercy for Esau.
Upon their emergence from the wilderness following the Exodus, the Amalekites and other tribes of the descendants of Esau fought against the Israelites on many occasions. Yahweh avowed, at Exodus 17:16, that He would “have war with Amalek from generation to generation”. David ultimately enslaved many of the Edomites, which is seen as early as 2 Samuel chapter 8. This is in part a fulfillment of the words of Isaac, that Jacob would have a yoke about Esau's neck, as they are recorded in Genesis 27:40.
When the Chaldaeans invaded Palestine and Judah, and destroyed Jerusalem, it is evident that the Edomites had joined their cause. This is found in Psalm 137:7 where, recalling the destruction of Jerusalem at the hands of the Babylonians it says: “Remember, O Yahweh, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.”
The LXX, offers a historical account:
Here is all of Psalm 137, which shows the context of the verse concerning Edom. The Psalm was written as a lament following the final deportations of the people of Jerusalem to Babylon (not all the Psalms belong to David):
Ezekiel chapter 34 is a prophecy about the dispersed of Israel, the “lost sheep” who have “wandered through all the mountains”.
Ezekiel chapter 35:1-15 is a prophecy concerning Edom. It shows that the Edomites were to take the land of Palestine for themselves after the Israelites were taken away.
We see again in Ezekiel 36:5 that the Edomites had taken over the ancient lands of Israel and Judah. This describes the 6th century BC, which is when that very thing happened. The Idumaea of Persian, Greek and Roman times was the same land that the Bible anciently knew as much of Israel and Judah. Once the first Edomite king, Herod, came to power in Judaea, the priesthood at Jerusalem and its sects became mere political tools.
The Edomites had gained a foothold in the Levitical priesthood and corrupted it.
Later, Christ told the same Edomite Pharisees that a good tree could not produce bad fruit, and a bad tree could not produce good fruit, but that all the trees not making good fruit would be destroyed.
All of these sayings are allegories for race in the New Testament. At John 8 we see the Pharisees claim never to have been in bondage, something which no Israelite could attest to, but a lie even from the lips of an Edomite. Christ then disclaims them as children of God, and tells them that they were the children of the devil. This could only be true of the Edomites, who had descended from Esau and his Canaanite wives. In John chapter 10, Christ told the same Pharisees once again that they did not believe Him, because they were not His sheep! They must have been Edomites, and not Israel.
In Romans chapter 9, Paul expresses a concern for his brethren in Judaea, who were
All history became centered around the descendants of the obedient son vs. the descendants of the race-mixer, but are really only a continuation of that same Genesis 3:15 theme, since Esau married into that same “seed of the serpent”.
In the Revelation of Christ, at 2:9 and 3:9, we are warned about those who claim to be Judaeans (not Jews, but of the House of Judah) but are not, but are of the synagogue of satan – which means adversary or enemy. Esau is explicitly characterized as the enemy in Ezekiel chapter 36!
Verses 1-14 can be referenced with (Isa 34:5-17, 63:1-6; Jer 49:7-22; Eze 25:12-14, 35:1-15; Amo 1:11-12; Mal 1:2-5)
The book of Obadiah is a poem about Edom.
Obadiah in Hebrew is Obadyah, which means 'servent of Yahweh'.
This prophecy is against the people of Edom, and not against the land of Edom. The evidence of that is plain, in these first verses. A land does not exalt itself, but a people can. A land does not set its habitation, but a people do set their habitation in a land.
The Edomites did for some time dwell at Petra, literally in the “clefts of the rock”, Mount Seir. However verse 4 looks for the day that Esau sets his nest among the stars, something which had not really happened until the French Revolution and the emancipation of the Jews.
The Septuagint is a little clearer in verses 5 and 6: “5 If thieves came in to you, or robbers by night, where wouldest you have been cast away? would they not have stolen just enough for themselves? and if grape-gatherers went in to you, would they not leave a gleaning? 6 How has Esau been searched out, and how have his hidden things been detected?”
Esau would have a remnant if he would be judged by thieves or grape-gatherers. Yahweh will leave nothing when He judges Esau.
Again the Septuagint is a little clearer: “7 They sent you to your coasts: all the men of your covenant have withstood you; your allies have prevailed against you, they have set snares under you: they have no understanding.”
Once we understand that this is an end-time prophecy, and we shall, then we may see that the peoples of the world whom the Edomites had made league with will also be one of the catalysts of their final undoing.
Teman was another of the princes of Edom, and later a city of the Edomites was named for him.
Verses 10-14 are referring to past events as well as present and future events.
The Septuagint says “Because of the slaughter and the sin committed against your brother Jacob, shame shall cover you, and you shalt be cut off for ever.”
The Septuagint has: “...in the day of strangers;...”.
This describes the taking of Jerusalem by the Chaldaeans, as we have seen that the Edomites were blamed for the destruction of the temple at this time, and for encouraging the destruction of the city itself, in 1 Esdras chapter 4 and in Psalm 137. Here Esau is also blamed for much of the slaughter inflicted upon the Israelites of Jerusalem at that time.
In Matthew chapter 25 we see that when Yahshua returns and gathers all of the nations to judge them, they are not going to be judged as to how they treated each other. Rather, they shall be judged as to how they treated His brethren, the Children of Israel.
The Septuagint has these verses thus: “15 For the day of Yahweh is near upon all the nations: as you have done, so shall it be done to you: your recompense shall be returned on your own head. 16 For as you hast drunk upon My holy mountain, so shall all the nations drink wine; they shall drink, and go down, and be as if they were not.”
Why would the day of the Lord be upon all nations because of the Edomite affliction of Israel? Because this is not an immediate prophecy: we still have Edom in the world. This is an end-time prophecy. Here it is meet to examine another end-time prophecy, from Revelation chapter 20.
Once the dispersed nations of Israel had received the gospel and had converted to Christianity, the Edomite-Jew was cut off from Adamic society. Confined to ghettos and their usury and godless commerce was held in check for a thousand years.
4 And I saw thrones, and they who sat upon them, and judgment had been given to them, and the souls of those having been beheaded on account of the testimony of Yahshua and on account of the Word of Yahweh and who did not worship the beast nor his image and did not receive the inscribed mark upon their foreheads and upon their hands. And they lived and ruled with Christ for a thousand years.
5 This is the first restoration.
6 Blessed and holy is he having a part in the first restoration. Over these the second death does not have authority, but they shall be priests of Yahweh and of Christ and they shall rule with Him for the thousand years.
The first restoration was the feudal period, where the economy was not based upon usury, the dragon was cast into the pit, and while the world was not perfect, Christians lived their lives relatively free of the perversions of Satan which the Jews use to destroy society.
This is where we are today. All of the formerly Christian nations, the “mountains of Israel”, are now governed by Satan and overrun by aliens.
There will be nothing left of the house of Esau, but there shall also be nothing left of all the nations that Esau brings against the children of Israel in the last days, which we suffer presently. That is our Christian hope.
You can believe your “church” that the Jews are Israel and follow them. OR....
You can believe scripture, and have the knowledge and understanding of our true enemies, the Jews, direct descendants of Cain and Esau Edom. The Jews will be destroyed, Praise Yahweh!
Stop believing the deception.
We, the Adamic Israelite children of Yahweh, the Anglo-Saxon people of the world are True Israel. The Jews are Canaanites and Edomites. Wake up!
OBADIAH – CHURCH DOCTRINE VS. SCRIPTURE
Below are 3 sources of what the modern churches preach today about the book of Obadiah.
The purpose is to expose the apostasy and perversion of the scriptures, and to educate our people about the truth of our heritage. That we, the anglo-saxon race who are the descendants of ancient Israel, are the people of Abraham's seed and therefore the heirs of the promises of Yahweh. Not the Jews who distort and pervert the scriptures and teach the 'traditions of men'.
The book of Obadiah is a book of Prophetic Oracles. The prophet Obadiah wrote it. Its authorship is difficult to date but was possibly written about 853-841 B.C. or 605-586 B.C. The key personalities are the Edomites. The purpose of Obadiah is to show that God will judge all those who are against His children, His chosen people; Edom is used as the example of this truth.
But the “churches” teach that the Jews are God's chosen people. Scripture teaches that the Jews are of Cain and of Esau Edom. Think, if the Jews are Esau/Cain, then who are Jacob/Israel? It is us, the anglo-saxon race, we are the true descendants of the Israel of the Bible.
Obadiah is only one chapter (the shortest book in the Old Testament) yet it tells of God’s prophet Obadiah as he announces God’s powerful and authoritative judgment on the nation of Edom. This is the fateful end of the nation of Edom. They had been in conflict with Israel since ancient times, in reality Edom is the descendants of Esau, Jacobs’s brother. That is why Yahweh said to Rebecca that there are 2 nations in your womb. Esau was the father of the Edomite Jews, after Esau race mixed with Cain's descendants they were not a pure offspring. Canaanites and Edomites have satanic blood. That is why Jacob was told to take a wife of his own kindred, race. And why Yahweh demands we be separate and pure.
• In verses 1-9, Obadiah declares the wickedness of the Edomites and gives examples of their pride, “In the loftiness of your dwelling place, who say in your heart, ‘Who will bring me down to earth?” He proclaims God’s judgment on Edom, “Will I not on that day,” declares the LORD, “Destroy wise men from Edom and understanding from the mountain of Esau?” (vs 8).
• Verses 10-14 tell of the transgressions and offenses of Edom. Implying that they should have acted like a brother who would stand for them, since they descended from the brothers; Jacob and Esau. “Because of violence to your brother Jacob, You will be covered with shame, And you will be cut off forever” (vs. 10).
• In verses 15-21, we read about the victory of Israel in the end, “Esau’s house will be as stubble” and “The house of Jacob will be afire” (vs. 18). Edom was utterly nonexistent by the 1st century A.D. This last statement is false. The Edomite Jews migrated outside of the empire and many went to Khazaria.
About the year 150 A.D. the Khazars, an Asiatic people related to the Turks, migrated westward from central Asia and established a great empire. This empire covered what is today southwestern Russia, north of the Aral Sea, Caspian Sea, and the Black Sea, including the Don and Dnieper valleys and the Crimea.
About 740 A.D. Bulan the Kagan, or king of the Khazars, was converted to the religion of Judaism, together with some 4,000 of the most powerful nobility of the kingdom. In those days, it wasn’t healthful for a subject to be in religious conflict with that of the king or with the baron on whose land he lived. In due course, most of the Khazars became Jews by religion. In fact, it became part of the kingdom’s constitution that no one but a Jew by religion, could be king. The principle languages spoken were Khazar, called Yiddish today, and Turkish.
Khazars are a mix of Hittite (Canaanite), Mongol (Asian), and Japethites (descendants of Japeth of Noah). Khazars make up 95% of Jews today.
During the great invasion by the Mongols under Genghis Khan, many of the Judaized Khazars were dispersed into what is now Poland and Lithuania. These Khazars constitute the Slavic Jews of today, those with names such as Minsky, Baranov and Moscowitz, the latter often shortened to Mosk.
Since much of the western part of this area has been at one time or another ruled by Austrian or Germanic people who brought in their own language, these Khazars also took Germanic names such as Gold or Goldberg, Rosenberg, Eisler and so forth. If you wonder how they can be so much like the other Jews, historical documents written at the time of the Khazar empire, which was at its greatest height, refer to their tradition that their ancestors originally came from the region of Mount Seir which is Edom, the home of the Edomite Jews.
-Edomites were run out of Palestine by the Romans in 70 AD, the bulk of them moved up into the ancient city of Byzantium, later named Constantinople. There they settled until about 300 AD their consistent rascality had again become so intolerable that they were run out.
They went east and northeast into this Khazar kingdom (from north of Aral, Caspian and Black seas, through Don and Dnieper river valleys into the Balkans)
When Mohammedanism began it’s rise in 622 AD, the Jews, (in 640 AD) convinced the Khazar king, Bulan, to choose their religion over Mohammedan and Christian.
Summary of the Book of Obadiah
The author's name is Obadiah, which means "servant (or worshiper) of the Lord." His was a common name (see 1Ki 18:3-16; 1Ch 3:21; 7:3; 8:38; 9:16; 12:9; 27:19; 2Ch 17:7; 34:12; Ezr 8:9; Ne 10:5; 12:25). Neither his father's name nor the place of his birth is given.
Date and Place of Writing
The date and place of composition are disputed. Dating the prophecy is mainly a matter of relating vv. 11-14 to one of two specific events in Israel's history:
Unity and Theme
There is no compelling reason to doubt the unity of this brief prophecy, the shortest book in the OT. Its theme is that Edom, proud over her own security, has gloated over Israel's devastation by foreign powers. However, Edom's participation in that disaster will bring on God's wrath. She herself will be destroyed, but Mount Zion and Israel will be delivered, and God's kingdom will triumph.
Edom's hostile activities have spanned the centuries of Israel's existence. The following Biblical references are helpful in understanding the relation of Israel and Edom: Ge 27:41-45; 32:1-21; 33; 36; Ex 15:15; Nu 20:14-21; Dt 2:1-6; 23:7-8; 1Sa 22 with Ps 52; 2Sa 8:13-14; 2Ki 8:20-22; 14:7; Ps 83; Eze 35; Joel 3:18-19; Am 1:11-12; 9:11-12.
Since the Edomites are related to the Israelites (v. 10), their hostility is all the more reprehensible. Edom is fully responsible for her failure to assist Israel and for her open aggression. The fact that God rejected Esau (Ge 25:23; Mal 1:3; Ro 9:13) in no way exonerates the Edomites. Edom, smug in its mountain strongholds, will be dislodged and sacked. But Israel will prosper because God is with her. But it seems that nobody knows the identity of these people. The “churches” teach that the Jews are Israel, how can that be possible if they are at enmity with them? The Jews are descendants of Cain and Esau. A mixed breed of darkness. The Israelites are descendants of Adam and Jacob. A pure breed of anglo-saxon children of Light. That would be us.
Who wrote the book?
In this, the shortest book of the Old Testament, it seems the prophet Obadiah considered each word a high-priced commodity. Apparently, he was unable to afford any words describing himself or his family in any way. Therefore, while twelve other men named Obadiah appear in Scripture, Old Testament scholars cannot identify with certainty any of them as the author of this book. Though the ultimate identity of this prophet is shrouded in mystery, Obadiah’s emphasis on Jerusalem throughout this prophecy of judgment on the foreign nation of Edom, allows us at least to presume that Obadiah came from somewhere near the holy city in the southern kingdom of Judah.
Where are we?
Dating the book of Obadiah accurately is nearly impossible due to the scant historical information contained in the book. While several options have been proposed by scholars, the best argument places Obadiah in the 840s BC, making him the earliest writing prophet, a few years prior to Joel, and a contemporary of Elisha. The biggest piece of evidence for this early date comes from Obadiah 1:10–14, which indicates an Edomite invasion of Jerusalem. While Edom was too weak a nation to ever invade Judah on its own, Edom no doubt participated with other nations when the winds of change blew in its favor.
In the 840s, when Edom rebelled against King Jehoram of Judah, the Philistines and the Arabians also invaded Jerusalem (2 Kings 8:20–22; 2 Chronicles 21:16–17). While 2 Chronicles does not indicate the Edomites’ participation in the invasion, Obadiah 1:10–14 pictures the violent behavior that the Edomites carried out on their neighbors, waiting on nearby roads to cut down those fleeing from the invaders within Jerusalem. The Edomites could have easily heard of Jerusalem’s invasion by foreign powers and entered themselves into the fray so that they too might benefit from plundering their neighbors in Jerusalem.
Why is Obadiah so important?
The majority of the book pronounces judgment on the foreign nation of Edom, making Obadiah one of only three prophets who pronounced judgment primarily on other nations (Nahum and Habakkuk are the others). While others of the prophetic books contain passages of judgment against Edom and other nations, Obadiah’s singular focus points to a significant, albeit difficult, truth about humanity’s relationship with God: when people remove themselves from or place themselves in opposition to God’s people, they can expect judgment, rather than restoration, at the end of life.
What's the big idea?
Obadiah’s name, meaning “worshipper of Yahweh,” offers an interesting counterpoint to the message of judgment he pronounced on Edom, Judah’s neighbor to the southeast. Not really, God's children worship Him, the Edomite Jews do not. As a worshipper of Yahweh, Obadiah placed himself in a position of humility before the Lord; he embraced his lowly place before the almighty God.
That God sent a man named “worshipper of Yahweh” to the people of Edom was no mistake. False, God did not sent Obadiah to the Edomites, God gave Obadiah the vision concerning Edom. He pronounced their judgment. God demands we remain separate from them, to make no covenants with them, and never told us to try and convert them. Judas Iscariot, who was an Edomite, did not produce good fruit after walking with Christ 3 years. They are not His sheep. Edom had been found guilty of pride before the Lord (Obadiah 1:3). They had thought themselves greater than they actually were; great enough to mock, steal from, and even harm God’s chosen people. But the “Lord GOD,” a name Obadiah used to stress God’s sovereign power over the nations, will not stand idly by and let His people suffer forever (1:1). Through Obadiah, God reminded Edom of their poor treatment of His people (1:12–14) and promised redemption, not to the Edomites but to the people of Judah (1:17–18). The nation of Edom, which eventually disappeared into history, remains one of the prime examples of the truth found in Proverbs 16:18: “Pride goes before destruction, / And a haughty spirit before stumbling.”
This is why, as Christ warned us, that the whole world would be deceived. The prophecy of the total destruction of the Edomites has not happened yet. They are still here among us. The Jews are Edom. If you don't believe me, or the scriptures, or God, then do your own research, just look at the Jews own dictionaries and encyclopedias. They claim that they are Edom, that they are not the ancient Israelites.
The Edomite Jews are not disappeared. Most of those in our government are Jews. They own the banks, the media, corporations, they are the princes of the world. But only until our Prince returns.
How do I apply this?
Obadiah’s prophecy focuses on the destructive power of pride. It reminds us of the consequences of living in a self-serving manner, of following through on our own feelings and desires without considering their impact on those around us. Do you struggle to set aside your own wants and desires for those of God and others? Though such pride has been part of the lives of fallen human beings since the tragedy of the fall in Eden, Obadiah offers us a stark reminder to place ourselves under God’s authority, to subject our appetites to His purposes, and to find our hope in being His people when the restoration of all things comes.