Obadiah

Obadiah is the shortest book in the Old Testament. Yet it contains a powerful message about the justice of the LORD God.

CHAPTERS: 01

RESOURCES: Summary, Outline


SUMMARY

Title

The Book is named for its author.

Author

At least twelve men in the Old Testament men are named Obadiah.

Nothing is known of this particular author, except that his name means “Servant of Yah.”

Date

The Bible gives us no facts about the timeframe of this Book.

There are three main theories as to the timeframe:

  1. During the reign of Jehoram (848-841 BC)
  2. During the reign of Ahaz (731-715 BC)
  3. Soon after the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians in 586 BC.

Purpose

The animosity between Edom and Israel is ancient, tracing back to the struggles between Jacob and Esau.

Many centuries later, Edom had done grave evils to Israel. Now the prophet Obadiah says the Edomites will reap what they had sown.

They will be destroyed. And plundered. And slaughtered.

 


OUTLINE

Obadiah 1:1-4. Edom will be destroyed

Obadiah 1:5-7. Edom will be plundered

Obadiah 1:8-9. Edom will be slaughtered

Obadiah 1:10-14. Why these things will happen

Obadiah 1:15-16. The LORD God will judge Israel’s enemies

Obadiah 1:17-21. The LORD God will bless his people

 


OBADIAH

CHAPTERS: 01

RESOURCES: Summary, Outline

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