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  Book of Obadiah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Book of Obadiah is found in both the Hebrew Bible and the Old Testament of the Christian Bible, where it is the shortest book.
Obadiah is classified as a "minor prophet" in the Christian Bible due to the brevity of the writing (only 21 verses) and the content (prophetic material).
The earlier period would place Obadiah as a contemporary of the prophet Elisha, and the later would place Obadiah as a contemporary of the prophet Jeremiah, both of whom were prophets in the respective time periods.
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 Obadiah - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
According to the Talmud, Obadiah was a proselyte of Edomite origin (Tracate Sanhedrin 39b), and is said to have been a descendant of Eliphaz, the friend of Job.
Obadiah is supposed to have received the gift of prophecy for having hidden the hundred prophets from the persecution of Jezebel.
Obadiah's fear of God was one degree higher than that of Abraham; and if the house of Ahab had been capable of being blessed, it would have been blessed for Obadiah's sake (Sanh.
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 Book of Obadiah
The Book of Obadiah is the fourth book of the Twelve Minor Prophets in the Old Testament of the Bible.
Obadiah ("servant of the Lord") is particularly vehement toward the Edomites, long - standing enemies of Israel who cooperated with the Babylonian conquerors.
The Book of Obadiah consists of one chapter, "concerning Edom," its impending doom (1-16), and the restoration of Israel (17-21).
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 What About Jesus?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
About Obadiah we know only that his name means "servant of the Lord." Some have guessed that he was the earliest of the Minor Prophets, while others have said that he lived after the Babylonians' destruction of Jerusalem.
Obadiah's book is the shortest of all the Old Testament books.
The book is a prophecy against the Land of Edom.
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 Obadiah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Obadiah "servant of Yahweh." The name occurs on ancient Hebrew seals and on the Samaria ostraca.
At the end of the long drought predicted by Elijah, Ahab sent Obadiah to look for pasturage so that the horses and mules of the royal stable might be kept alive.
The head of a Levitical family of gatekeepers (Neh 12:25); possibly identical with Obadiah, 13.
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 Book of Obadiah - Bible Survey
Author: Obadiah verse 1 identifies the author of the Book of Obadiah as the Prophet Obadiah.
Obadiah is a prophet of God who uses this opportunity to condemn Edom for sins against both God and Israel.
The book ends with the promise of the fulfillment and deliverance of Zion in the Last Days when the land will be restored to God's people as He rules over them.
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 Commentary on Obadiah
The book of Obadiah is also closely related to the prophecy of Ezekiel 35, which is a prophecy against the same group of people.
The core of the indictment, in the center of the book, is a vigorous sevenfold vitriolic accusation.
Obadiah's repetitive emphasis on "the day of their disaster", "day of their calamity", "day of their destruction", "day of their trouble", "day of their misfortune", "day of their ruin", "day of their anguish", does seem evocative of the Holocaust.
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 PlanetPapers - Obadiah the Prophet
Obadiah, the shortest book in the Old Testament consisting of only one chapter, is the pronouncement of doom against an ancient and long-forgotten nation, the land of Edom.
The book of Obadiah tells the story of two nations, the nation of Israel and the nation of Edom, the country to the south of Israel that is now usually referred to as the Negeb.
The book of Obadiah is small and can be easily passed over, but in my opinion this book is more than worth the time it takes to read it.
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 Student Work Page
Obadiah was written as a condemnation of Edom for the ways the nation treated Judah when it was attacked by foreigners (Coggins 69).
Obadiah was written in a certain time, in a specific culture, and for the original purpose of condemning the Edomites for their violence.
The book of Obadiah, like all books of the bible, should be given a rightful place so that Christians are all the more able to love and serve their awesome and truly holy God.
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 A Commentary on Obadiah
Obadiah accuses Edom of "violence against your brother Jacob." (v 10) This is not an isolated incident of violence, but systematic, repetitive, unrelenting violence.
In Obadiah, a very broad chronological perspective is portrayed, all the way from the time of the destruction of the first Temple, and on through to the time of the end, or the Last Days.
The utter annihilation of Edom visualized to Obadiah was such a shock to the prophet that when writing it down, overcome with the trauma, he interrupted himself to interject "Oh, what a disaster awaits you!" (v 5) Edom would be betrayed by allies, despised by the world, covered with shame, ransacked, pillaged, and obliterated.
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 JayPinkerton.com - Back of the Bible - The Book of Obadiah
The Book of Zephaniah manages to stretch "God's angry" to about 1600 words, for instance—a reader could walk away from it with the ability to describe the reasons for the Lord's displeasure, how many sausages He had for breakfast, and the cross-stitching pattern on His sandals during the killing.
Obadiah’s successors may have expanded the plotlines and added some character development—but at the end of the day we can credit Obadiah for setting the Gold Standard of what the voice of God sounds like: Thoroughly, rage-brimmingly insane.
One key difference between the Book of Obadiah and subsequent BotB books, however, is the target of God’s anger, which, in a surprising twist, isn’t the people of Judea (usually the go-to humans for the Lord's fury).
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 Applying Obadiah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The book of Obadiah is the shortest book in the Old Testament and reveals nothing personal about the prophet.
Jeremiah quoted from Obadiah; therefore, the book of Obadiah was written before the book of Jeremiah.
The simple point that must be made, however, is this: the book of Obadiah was a prophecy, therefore, it was written sometime before the destruction of Edom.
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 Obadiah, Book Of (International Standard Bible Encyclopedia) :: Bible Tools
The unity of Obadiah was first challenged by Eichhorn in 1824, Obadiah 1:17-21 being regarded by him as an appendix attached to the original exilic prophecy in the time of Alexander Janneus (104-78 BC).
Ewald thought that an exilic prophet, to whom he ascribed Obadiah 1:11-14 and Obadiah 1:19-21, had made use of an older prophecy by Obadiah in Obadiah 1:1-10, and in Obadiah 1:15-18 of material from another older prophet who was contemporary, like Obadiah, with Isaiah.
Barton's theory of the composition of Obadiah is thus summed up by Bewer: "Obadiah 1:1-6 are a pre-exilic oracle of Obadiah, which was quoted by Jeremiah, and readapted with additions (Obadiah 1:7-15) by another Obadiah in the early post-exilic days; Obadiah 1:16-21 form an appendix, probably from Maccabean times" (ICC, 5).
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 Obadiah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Nothing is known about the author of this book, though it probably safe to surmise that he lived in the southern kingdom.
Rebecca was told during her pregnancy: Two nations are in your womb; and two peoples shall be separated from your body; and one people shall be stronger than the other; and the older shall serve the younger.” (Gen 25.23).
The book is in fact a covenant lawsuit against Edom for its violation of fraternal relations.
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 Understanding God   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Obadiah is the smallest book in the Old Testament.
I hope to show you that this book is one giant metaphor of salvation; as such it relates to all the rest of the Bible.
Obadiah contrasts the survivors of Israel and of Edom.
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 bible.org: The Book of Obadiah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The animosity between Edom and the Israelites, and Edom’s punishment because of that, is the literal theme of the Book of Obadiah.
Obadiah, the first of the writing prophets, provides the overview of the kingdom message that becomes one of the major theses of all the rest of the prophets.
During this time, Obadiah brings the message to the faithful in Judah – a message of doom to those who trust in their own evil practices and wickedness – and a message of comfort and peace to those who continue to trust the Lord in spite of the wickedness around them.
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 Obadiah on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
OBADIAH [Obadiah] short prophetic book of the Bible.
The oracle which comprises this book dates from after the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians in 586 BC The prophecy calls down doom on Edom, who had gloated over the misfortune of Israel, and announces that the exiles of Israel and Judah will be re-gathered and will dominate Palestine, including Edom.
Verses 1-9 are closely paralleled in the Book of Jeremiah, and verse 17 is apparently quoted in the Book of Joel.
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 Blue Letter Bible - Commentaries
The name means "servant of Jehovah." Obadiah stands fourth among the minor prophets according to the Hebrew arrangement of the canon, the fifth according to the Greek.
The probable capture of Jerusalem alluded to by Obadiah is that by Joash and the Israelites in the reign of Amaziah.
This book may be divided into two parts: (1) Oba 1:1-6 set forth Edom's violence toward his brother Israel in the day of the latter's distress, and his coming destruction with the rest of the foes of Judah; (2)
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 Obadiah, Book of (WebBible Encyclopedia) - ChristianAnswers.Net
This book of the Bible consists of one chapter, "concerning Edom," its impending doom (1:1-16), and the restoration of Israel (1:17-21).
There are on record the account of four captures of Jerusalem, (1) by Shishak in the reign of Rehoboam (1 Kings 14:25); (2) by the Philistines and Arabians in the reign of Jehoram (2 Chr.
He sees the calamity as having already come on Jerusalem, and the Edomites as joining their forces with those of the Chaldeans in bringing about the degradation and ruin of Israel.
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 Bible Survey: The Book of Obadiah
Virtually nothing is known about Obadiah; even the date of writing is obscure, though two dates dominate the discussion.
Most scholars consider the calamity Obadiah describes in 11-14 is the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem in 587-586 BC.
Since some of the additional material in Jeremiah is characteristic of that prophet, and since the order is more natural in Obadiah, it is likely that the latter is closer in form to the original prophesy.
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 Sermon Obadiah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Obadiah, the shortest book in the Old Testament, is the pronouncement of doom against an ancient and long-forgotten nation, the land of Edom.
The book of Obadiah tells the story of two nations, the nation of Israel and the nation of Edom, the country to the south of Israel that is now usually referred to as the Negev or Negeb.
Obadiah turns the spotlight first on Esau, who is the man of the flesh, and Edom, the proud nation that came from the flesh, and he answers the question "Why does God hate Esau?" The trouble with Esau, the prophet says, is this (verse 3):
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Obadiah, which means "Servant of Yah", made his predictions sometime after the fall of Jerusalem in 586 BC, and before the Nabation conquest of Edom.
His book is the shortest book in the Old Testament, consisting of only one chapter with 21 verses.
Obadiah's book is the fourth of the twelve minor prophets.
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 Obadiah.JesusAnswers.com free online Bible book with only 21 verses!
Obadiah is the shortest book in the Old Testament.
It is possible that he lived in the southern kingdom of Judah but nothing is known of his hometown or family.
There are 13 Obadiahs in the Old Testament of the Bible and some scholars have attempted to identify the author of this book with one of the other twelve but cannot come up with concrete evidence to prove any of them.
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The shortest book in the Old Testament is the book of Obadiah.
The book of Hebrews warns Christians not to belittle the value of spiritual blessings and uses Esau as an example: "That there be no immoral or godless person like Esau who sold his birthright for a single meal." (Hebrews 12:16).
In the final section of the book of Obadiah there is a prophecy concerning the Lord's coming kingdom.
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 Between The Fish & The Soup
Obadiah prophesied that Edom would be punished and defeated in Messianic times, along with other nations that were enemies of Israel.
The Talmud (Sanhedrin 36b) links the Prophet Obadiah with the Obadiah who was steward to King Ahab of Israel, who 'feared G-d' and saved a hundred of the prophets from being slaughtered by Queen Jezebel (Kings I 18:3-4).
Obadiah, on the other hand, was the courtier of Ahab and Jezebel - two monarchs noted in the Book of Kings for their wickedness.
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 OBADIAH, JONAH and MICAH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The occasion of the book is some recent sack of Jerusalem by the Philistines and Arabians in which Edom had aided and abetted.
Her crimes are described in progressive stages: (1) Edom stood by while Jerusalem was invaded v.11; (2) She rejoiced over the captivity of sons of Judah v.12; (3) She actively participated in looting Jerusalem v.13; and (4) Edom set up road blocks to prevent the citizens from escaping v.14 and sold them into slavery.
The book is often accused of being myth by modernist and religious liberals because of the miracle of the great fish.
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 OBADIAH, NRSV HEBREW BIBLE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Obadiah, the briefest book in the Hebrew Bible, is located between two eight-century prophets, Amos and Micah.
Indeed, as indicated in the notes to the book in the Oxford Annotated editions, Obadiah's words of judgment bear striking similarities to this larger corpus of prophetic oracles against Edom.
In a book of only twenty-one verses, it is difficult and, perhaps, unnecessary to isolate subsections.
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