Obadiah - leaderless & desolate land; hints at...

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Obadiah The Prophet No personal information in the book; traditionally believed to be from Judah Name means “YHWH’s servant”; may not be name but just a general designation for the prophet The Setting Ca. 587 BCE Vision concerns Edom o Biblical stories of conflict between Jacob & Easau in Gen. 25-36 reflect a long- o Time of oracles could be almost any period of Israelite history o Recent archaeological findings indicate Edomite intrusions into Judah’s Negeb [southern] region just before or after the fall of Jerusalem in 587 BCE Illustrates frustrations of oppressed Jewish community fighting for survival in a
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Unformatted text preview: leaderless & desolate land; hints at some hope for future The Message Edom is doomed; felt secure & lofty but YHWH would bring them down As they had gloated over Judah, Judah would gloat over them Day of YHWH is coming; Judah would triumph; YHWHs purpose will prevail; the kingdom shall be YHWHs What to know about Obadiah When did he prophesy? Around 587 BCE What is the subject of the book? The judgment of Edom Why is this book unique amond all the Old Test. Books? It is the shortest book in the OT...
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