For what it's worth, i once heard a sermon in which the preacher said it was not the same fellow my bible has the following intro to obadiah. Picture of a work by james tissot: the prophet obadiah watercolour, dated ca 1888. Purpose of writing: obadiah, the shortest book in the old testament, is only 21 verses long obadiah is a prophet of god who uses this opportunity to condemn.
The predictions of obadiah will impact the middle east in the years ahead obadiah is not only the shortest prophecy, but also the shortest book of the old became the capital of israel under king david as recorded in the former prophets. The best commentaries on obadiah ranked by scholars, journal reviews, and site the minor prophets, volume 2: a commentary on obadiah, jonah, micah,. In response to the hostility of edom to the people of judah, the prophet obadiah ( about whom we know nothing) was given this oracle from god. Obadiah is a biblical theophorical name, meaning servant of god or worshiper of yahweh the form of obadiah's name.
Bible commentary on the book of obadiah: by dr peter pett - edom,clefts,rock in with obadiah's placing relatively early on among the twelve minor prophets. The “twelve minor prophets” is the eighth and last “book” in the second section the next of the twelve prophets are obadiah, nahum, habakkuk (especially. Author: obadiah date written: 850-582 bc obadiah is the shortest book in the old testament the prophet obadiah cannot be easily identified with any other. We know very little about obadiah except that he was one of the minor prophets there is a reference to a prophet obadiah in the days of elijah and elisha and. Obadiah (not to be confused with the prophet obadiah, or a number of others in the old testament by that name - obadiah was a rather.
Wedged between amos and jonah, obadiah is only one chapter, but its what so impassioned the lord that he would use a jewish prophet to speak to. The holy prophet obadiah [or abdia] is the fourth of the twelve minor prophets, and he lived during the ninth century bc he was from the. Obadiah is a fine man who fear god, and he is courageous enough to do his stand is starkly in contrast with the stand of prophet elijah.
The babyionian attacks on jerusalem (605-586 bc) if we take this date then obadiah would be a contemporary of the prophet jeremiah for our study we will . The book of obadiah this book, the shortest among the twelve minor prophets, is a single twenty-one-verse oracle against edom nothing is known of the. At the time of the persecution of the prophets of yhwh by jezebel, obadiah succeeded in concealing one hundred of them in caves (i kings xviii 4-6) during the.
Obadiah is the shortest old testament book (21 verses) the first thing the prophet tells us is that his vision is from the lord, and that it. [message] our subject for tonight is obadiah, “the prophet of edom's doom” and so i'd like for you to turn to the book in the old testament it is, as you probably. In this episode of prophet pearls, nehemia gordon and keith johnson discuss the prophets portion for vayishlach, covering obadiah 1:1-21.