Obadiah: Shortest book in Old Testament.
21 verses in a single chapter
Obadiah = one of the minor prophets.
Obadiah means "servant of Yahweh"
Obadiah was a contemporary of Elisha or Jeremiah.
dispute is in vs 11-14 discussing Edom not acting
like a brother, but as the attackers of Israel.
Invasion of Jerusalem by Philistines and Arabs occur 853-841 (Elisha)
Babylonian attacks on Jerusalem occur 605-586 (Jeremiah)
Obadiah authorship = Obadiah identifies himself in first verse.
READ: Obadiah 1- 9: A vision of Obadiah.
What the soveriegn Lord says about Edom.
READ: Jeremiah 49 7-22: Concerning Edom:
DISCUSS: v18: (GOD TALKING) "The house of Jacob will be a fire and the house of Joseph a flame; the house of Esau will be stubble and they will set it on fire and consume it. There will be no survivors
from the house of Esau." -The Lord has spoken.