Bible Messages

The Message of Obadiah

21 March, 2017 J.K. McKee 0

The Book of Obadiah, at only twenty-one verses, is not something that a great deal of Bible readers put any amount of time into really contemplating. Unlike a short letter like Philemon, which was composed at the same time of Colossians, there is really no text that Obadiah can be amended to as a kind of “appendix.” It is easy when accessing commentaries on the Minor Prophets (also called the Twelve Prophets), to just flip over the Book of Obadiah, and not really pay any attention to what it communicated to an audience within Ancient Israel. How important is the […]


Book of Obadiah

3 November, 2016 J.K. McKee 0

reproduced from A Survey of the Tanach for the Practical Messianic Approximate date: 853-841 B.C.E. (some Right); 586-553 B.C.E. (some Right, some conservative-moderate); 400s B.C.E. (some conservative-moderate, Left) Time period: fall of Edom following the fall of Judah Author: Obadiah and/or a close associate (Right, conservative-moderate); Obadiah and anonymous others (Left) Location of prophet/author(s): somewhere in the Land of Israel (Right, conservative-moderate, Left) Target audience and their location: Southern Kingdom Israelites, Edomites Theological Summary: The Book of Obadiah is the shortest text in the Hebrew Tanach. The name of the Prophet Obadiah (Heb. Ovadyaho) means “servant of the LORD.” While […]