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.

Genesis 25:25-34

25  And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.

26  And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau's heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.

27  And the boys grew: and Esau was a cunning hunter, a man of the field; and Jacob was a plain man, dwelling in tents.

28  And Isaac loved Esau, because he did eat of his venison: but Rebekah loved Jacob.

29  And Jacob sod pottage: and Esau came from the field, and he was faint:

The book of Jasher elaborates that Esau had killed Nimrod and stole the garments of Adam, and was running from Nimrod's men.

30  And Esau said to Jacob, Feed me, I pray you, with that same red pottage; for I am faint: therefore was his name called Edom.

31  And Jacob said, Sell me this day your birthright.

32  And Esau said, Behold, I am at the point to die: and what profit shall this birthright do to me?

Esau figured Nimrod's men would kill him.

33  And Jacob said, Swear to me this day; and he sware unto him: and he sold his birthright unto Jacob.

Jasher also records that Jacob had this deal in writing.

34  Then Jacob gave Esau bread and pottage of lentiles; and he did eat and drink, and rose up, and went his way: thus Esau despised his birthright.

Esau evidently never cared for his birthright, because the next thing he does is to mix his race by taking wives of the Hittites.

Genesis 26:34-35

34  And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite:

35  Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah.

The grief of Isaac and Rebekah is expressed once again:

Genesis 27:46  And Rebekah said to Isaac, I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the daughters of Heth, such as these which are of the daughters of the land, what good shall my life do me?

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.

Genesis 27:1-45

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:

1Esdras 4:42-45

42  Then said the king unto him, Ask what you wilt more than is appointed in the writing, and we will give it you, because you art found wisest; and you shalt sit next me, and shalt be called my cousin.

43  Then said he unto the king, Remember your vow, which you hast vowed to build Jerusalem, in the day when you camest to your kingdom,

44  And to send away all the vessels that were taken away out of Jerusalem, which Cyrus set apart, when he vowed to destroy Babylon, and to send them again thither.

45  Thou also hast vowed to build up the temple, which the Edomites burned when Judea was made desolate by the Chaldees.

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):

Psalm 137:1  By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.

2  We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.

3  For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.

4  How shall we sing Yahweh's song in a strange land?

5  If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.

6  If I do not remember you, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.

7  Remember, O Yahweh, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.

8  O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth you as you hast served us.

9  Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth your little ones against the stones.

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  Israelites, those who were his kinsman according to the flesh, and not mere fellow-residents of Judaea. Paul goes on in that chapter to contrast and compare Jacob and Esau. Paul calls the children of Esau “vessels of destruction”, and the children of Jacob “vessels of mercy”. When Isaac was dedicated on the altar by his father, all of his descendants were dedicated to the purpose of God along with him, and they became the focal point for all subsequent Biblical prophecy and history. Being two vessels from the same lump, while Jacob was dedicated to the purposes of God for good, Esau's descendants were dedicated to be those “vessels of destruction” described by Paul.

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'.



Obadiah 1:1  The vision of Obadiah. Thus saith Yahweh GOD concerning Edom; We have heard a rumour (report) from Yahweh, and an ambassador is sent among the heathen (nations), Arise you, and let us rise up against her in battle.

Ezekiel 25:12  Thus saith Yahweh GOD; Because that Edom hath dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and hath greatly offended, and revenged himself upon them;

 1:2  Behold, I have made you (Edom) small among the heathen (nations): you art greatly despised.

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.

 1:3  The pride of your heart hath deceived you, you that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?

Isaiah 14:13-15

13  For you hast said in your heart, I will ascend into the sky, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

14  I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

15  Yet you shalt be brought down to the grave, to the sides of the pit.

 1:4  Though you exalt yourself as the eagle, and though you set your nest among the stars, thence will I bring you down, saith Yahweh.

Habakkuk 2:9  Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil!

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.

 1:5  If thieves came to you, if robbers by night, (how art you cut off!) would they not have stolen till they had enough? if the grapegatherers came to you, would they not leave some grapes? (Jer 49:9)

 1:6  How are the things of Esau searched out! how are his hidden things sought up!

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.

 1:7  All the men of your confederacy have brought you (sent you away) even to the border: the men that were at peace with you have deceived you, and prevailed against you; they that eat your bread have laid a wound under you: there is none understanding in him.

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.

 1:8  Shall I not in that day, saith Yahweh, even destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of the mount of Esau?

Job 5:12  He disappointeth (makes void) the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.

1:9  And your mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter.

Teman was another of the princes of Edom, and later a city of the Edomites was named for him.

Jeremiah 49:7-8

7  Concerning Edom, thus saith Yahweh of hosts; Is wisdom no more in Teman? is counsel perished from the prudent? is their wisdom vanished?

8  Flee you, turn back, dwell deep, O inhabitants of Dedan; for I will bring the calamity of Esau upon him, the time that I will visit him.

Verses 10-14 are referring to past events as well as present and future events.

 1:10  For your violence (past, present and future) against your brother Jacob shame shall cover you, and you shalt be cut off for ever.

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.”

 1:11  In the day that you stoodest on the other side, in the day that the strangers (foreigners) carried away captive his (Israel's) forces, and foreigners entered into his gates, and cast lots upon Jerusalem, even you (Edom) wast as one of them (partook in harm to Israel).

Nahum 3:10  Yet was she carried away, she went into captivity: her young children also were dashed in pieces at the top of all the streets: and they cast lots for her honourable men, and all her great men were bound in chains.

 1:12  But you shouldest not have looked on the day of your brother in the day (of his calamity) that he became a stranger; neither shouldest you have rejoiced over the children of Judah in the day of their destruction; neither shouldest you have spoken proudly in the day of distress.

The Septuagint has: “...in the day of strangers;...”.

Proverbs 17:5  Whoso mocketh the poor reproacheth his Maker: and he that is glad at calamities shall not be unpunished.

 1:13  You shouldest not have entered into the gate of My people in the day of their calamity; yea, you shouldest not have looked on their affliction in the day of their calamity, nor have laid hands on their substance (wealth) in the day of their calamity;

 1:14  Neither shouldest you have stood in the crossway, to cut off those of his that did escape; neither shouldest you have delivered up those of his that did remain in the day of distress.

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.

 1:15  For the day of Yahweh is near upon all the heathen (nations): as you hast done, it shall be done unto you: your reward shall return upon your own head.

Ezekiel 30:3  For the day is near, even the day of Yahweh is near, a cloudy day; it shall be the time of the heathen (nations).

Habakkuk 2:8  Because you hast spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall spoil you; because of men's blood, and for the violence of the land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein.

 1:16  For as you have drunk upon My holy mountain, so shall all the heathen (nations) drink continually, yea, they shall drink, and they shall swallow down, and they shall be as though they had not been.

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.

Revelation 20:1-3

1  And I saw a messenger come down from the sky, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

2  And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,

3  And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.

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.

Revelation 20:4-6

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.

Revelation 20:7-10

7  And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall be loosed out of his prison,

8  And shall go out to deceive the nations which are in the four quarters of the land, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle: the number of whom is as the sand of the sea.

9  And they went up on the breadth of the land, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of the sky, and devoured them.

10  And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

Revelation 20:14-15

14  And death and the grave were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

15  And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

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.

 1:17  But upon mount Zion (figurative of Israel in the future) shall be deliverance, and there shall be holiness (set apart); and the house of Jacob shall possess their possessions.

 1:18  And the house of Jacob shall be a fire, and the house of Joseph a flame, and the house of Esau for stubble, and they shall kindle in them, and devour them; and there shall not be any remaining of the house of Esau; for Yahweh hath spoken it.  (Zec 12:6)

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.

 1:19  And they of the south (southern Judah) shall possess the mount of Esau; and they of the plain the Philistines: and they shall (re)possess the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria: and Benjamin shall possess Gilead.

 1:20  And the captivity of this host of the children of Israel shall possess that of the Canaanites, even unto Zarephath; and the captivity of Jerusalem, which is in Sepharad, shall possess the cities of the south.

 1:21  And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be Yahweh's.

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!





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:

    • The rebellion of Edom against Judah during the reign of Jehoram (853-841 b.c.); see 2Ki 8:20-22; 2Ch 21:8-15. In this case, Obadiah would be a contemporary of Elisha.

    • The Babylonian attacks on Jerusalem (605-586). Obadiah would then be a contemporary of Jeremiah. This alternative seems more likely.

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.