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People's Dictionary of the Bible

Obadiah


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Obadiah (ôla-dî'ah or ŏb'a-dî'ah), servant of Jehovah. The name of 13 persons in Scripture. The most noted of these were: 1. The officer of Ahab's court who hid 150 prophets from Jezebel. 2. The prophet whose prophecy is placed fourth among the minor prophecies. Absolutely nothing is known of his life. His prophecy was possibly uttered subsequently to b.c. 588, as we draw from verse 11. The captivity of this verse is in all probability that by Nebuchadnezzar in b.c. 588.

Prophecy of, contains a general accusation of Edom, and an account of the prosperity of Zion when Jacob should return from his captivity and Esau be discomfited. There is a striking resemblance between the first nine verses of this prophecy and Jeremiah 49:7-16. One prophet must have read the other's prophecy.


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Rice, Edwin Wilbur, DD. Entry for 'Obadiah'. People's Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/rpd/o/obadiah.html. 1893.

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Tuesday, November 24th, 2020
the Week of Christ the King / Proper 29 / Ordinary 34
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