Book of Saints – Abdias


(Obadiah) (Saint) Prophet. (Nov. 19) (9th cent. B.C.) Abdis (Servant of the Lord) is the fourth of the twelve minor prophets, and is generally supposed to have been a contemporary of Osee (Hosea), Joel and Amos. But some identify him with Achab’s steward (3 Kings, xviii. 3), making him much more ancient. His prophetic writings are short and are contained in a single chapter of twenty-five verses. He foretells the destruction of Edom on account of the pride of the Idumaeans and of the wrongs they had done to the Jews.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Abdias”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 April 2012. Web. 1 October 2020. <>