The earlier period would place Obadiah as a contemporary of the prophet Elijah as reflected in 1 Kings What will follow in the next verses is the prophetic message which Obadiah has been given.
Unity and Theme There is no compelling reason to doubt the unity of this brief prophecy, the shortest book in the OT. As you have done, it shall be done to you, your deeds shall return on your own head. It is from Edom. In the s and s, the Jewish people faced the worse crisis in their history.
The first is by comparing other Scriptures, and the second is to examine the specific characteristics of this group of people. See Newcome and Lowth. Have you learned yet to reign with Christ, not in heaven, but right now? There are two ways to determine this. I know exactly how to run this business," you are manifesting this same spirit of Edom, this spirit of self-sufficiency.
This is the satanic nature which was implanted in the human race; all who are born of Adam have this congenital twist of pride, the independent ego that evaluates everything only in terms of its importance or its unimportance to self.
The "day of the Lord" is near for all nations.
On the day that you stood aloof, on the day that strangers carried off his wealth, and foreigners entered his gates and cast lots for Jerusalem, you were like one of them. That antagonism marked the lives of these two men, and, consequently, the lives of their descendants, the two nations of Israel and Edom.
One of the first questions asked when examining a prophetic passage is to what time frame does the prophecy apply? This play on words, which Obadiah did not know, but God did, demonstrates His condemnation of Islamic terror against Israel.
But if we take the whole as referring to the times of the Gospel, which I believe is not its primary sense, it may signify the conversion and restoration of the Jews, and that under Jesus Christ the original theocracy shall be restored; and thus, once more, in the promised land, it may be said: God has nothing to say to the flesh, nothing at all except judgment.
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Any date for the composition of Obadiah must be held tentatively. Everyone else can see the trouble we are having, but we go blissfully on, sawing away on the limb, totally unaware that the limb we are sawing on is the limb we are sitting on, until it falls down and we are suddenly exposed.
This is especially evident in some of the Messianic prophecies, where events from both the first and second comings of Messiah are communicated in one prophetic scene.
The striking parallels between Ob and Jer To defend thee, when Jehovah has determined thy destruction, thy deepest caves and highest rocks will be equally useless. These Nabateans were Arabs, but they were speaking Aramaic.
In the story of these nations you also have the extended story of these two men, Jacob and Esau. Mount of Esau - Mount Seir. 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?OBADIAH.
o-ba-di'-a (`obhadhyah, more fully `obhadhyahu, "servant of Yahweh"): (1) The steward or prime minister of Ahab, who did his best to protect the prophets of Yahweh against Jezebel's persecution.
He met Elijah on his return from Zarephath, and bore to Ahab the news of Elijah's reappearance (1 Kings ). (2) The prophet (Obadiah ). The Book of Obadiah may be small, but it packs a powerful punch against the arrogance of Edom and other ungodly nations.
It applies to both our past and future. For advanced bible reading tools. Read the Book of Obadiah online.
Study Scripture verses and use highlighting, underlining, and take notes in the Bible. The name Obadiah was a very common name among the Hebrews though, and it is very likely this is not the same prophet, for in this book Obadiah mentions the day when Jerusalem was destroyed, captured by the alien armies, and that occurs long after the time of Elijah and Elisha.
Obadiah 1 Commentary, One of over Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary is one of the most respected interdenominational commentaries ever written.
In Obadiah, Edom is mentioned twice by name (, 8). Yet the focus of the entire book is on Edom’s destruction as God meted out His judgment on a historically rebellious people.Download