"Servant of God." The fourth of the so-called minor prophets in the Hebrew canon, and the fifth in the LXX. He lived in the sixth century BCE and prophesied after the capture of Jerusalem. His book is the thirty-first of the Old Testament and is a denunciation of Edom (an ancient kingdom, southwest of the Dead Sea). It is also the shortest book in the Bible, consisting of a single chapter. He was probably contemporary with Jeremiah and Ezekiel. Of his personal history nothing is known.
- Holy Bible (King James Version). 1979. Nashville: Holman Bible Publisher.