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The prophecy of Obadiah concerns the fate of Edom, he lived during the reign of Achav King of Israel

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What does tzir mean?

In Ovadiah 1:1 we see the word tzir. Ovadiah 1:1 On Sefaria it is translated envoy. In the ArtScroll as messenger. When I asked an Israeli friend of mine he didn’t seem to be familiar with the word or ...
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According to Ibn Ezra, does Ovadiah predict drastic population changes of other religions?

I recently learned that Edom today means the Christians. See for example Ibn Ezra This prophecy contains the decree made against Edom, that is, against the empire of Rome and Constantinople, who are ...
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When did Obadiah receive prophecy?

We know why Obadiah merited prophecy (Sanhedrin 39b). But do we know when he receive prophecy? Was it before or after conversion? Are there any sources that indicate this?
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Targum on Obadiah 1:3 a Reference to Rome?

The prophecy of Obadiah concerns the fate of Edom. Obadiah 1:3 reads, זְדוֹן לִבְּךָ הִשִּׁיאֶךָ, שֹׁכְנִי בְחַגְוֵי-סֶלַע מְרוֹם שִׁבְתּוֹ; אֹמֵר בְּלִבּוֹ, מִי יוֹרִדֵנִי אָרֶץ. The pride of thy ...