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The majority of the book pronounces judgment on the foreign nation of Edom. Obadiah's prophecy focuses on the destructive power of pride.

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Obadiah: Strong Warning to the Proud

Obadiah’s message is related to two historical periods: Obadiah’s own times and the imminent threat of the nations’ captivity by Assyria and Babylon as well as its eventual restoration. Except in his case, Obadiah’s message was not to Israel or Judah but to Edom, and there was no hope of restoration for them.