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 […]