against Edom for the injustices it has committed against Israel.
Obadiah prophesied against Edom
about the coming destruction of Edom. The first half of the book denounces
the way the people of Edom gloat over the ruin of Judah, apparently at the time that the Babylonians
destroyed Jerusalem in 587 BC. The
Edomites engage in looting and hand over the fugitives. The second
half of the book announces the coming day when God will judge Judah's enemies
and restore the kingdom.