- For the biblical book, see Book of Obadiah
Obadiah was a minor prophet of Israel, and well known for writing the Book of Obadiah, named after him as its author. Aside from authoring the Book of Obadiah, nothing else can be known about him, aside from that he was literate. The authorship of the Book of Obadiah is difficult to pinpoint, although two possible dates are 853-841 BC or 605-586 BC. If any of these dates were correct, that would also reveal when in the ancient paste Obadiah lived. The Book of Obadiah reveals that Obadiah prophesied to Israel about the judgement of the nation of Edom, primarily because of it was guilty of sinning against Judah, and Obadiah further prophesied about the coming blessings of Israel.