What Was Edom In the Bible?

If you grew up reading the Bible, you might remember hearing about Edom. But what exactly was Edom in the Bible? In this blog post, we’ll take a look at what the Bible has to say about Edom and why it’s significant.

Edom was a nation that was located in present-day southern Jordan. The people of Edom were descendants of Esau, who was the twin brother of Jacob. The nation of Edom is mentioned frequently in the Old Testament, and there are several key events that took place there.

For example, when the Israelites were fleeing from Egypt, they came to Edom and asked if they could pass through the land. However, the king of Edom refused to let them pass, so the Israelites had to go around Edom (Numbers 20:14-21). Later on, when King David was reigning over Israel, he conquered Edom and made it a part of his kingdom (2 Samuel 8:13-14).

There are also several prophecies in the Bible about Edom. For example, Isaiah 63:1-6 predicts that one day God will trample on Edom and vindicate his people. Similarly, Obadiah 1:18 says that on that day, “The house of Jacob will be a fire and the house of Joseph a flame; but the house of Esau will be stubble.”

In other words, all those who descendants of Esau who Opposed God will be destroyed completely.

So what does all this mean for us today? First and foremost, we can see from the examples above that God is always faithful to his people. Even when things seem hopeless, we can trust that God has a plan and will ultimately triumph over evil.

Additionally, we see that God judges those who oppose him—regardless of whether they are individuals or entire nations. As Christians, we need to be careful not to let our own personal preferences or opinions get in the way of what God is doing. When we do that, we’re no different from ancient Edom.