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Book of Obadiah
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Part of the Minor Prophets or Book of the Twelve. Shortest book of the Old Testament. Proclaims that God will conquer evil and exact justice for His people. Critical of Edom for aiding Israel’s enemies and taking delight in their misfortune. Shows how God fulfills His promises on the Day of Yahweh.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Obadiah, Book of
Obadiah, Book of Part of the Minor Prophets or Book of the Twelve. Shortest book of the Old Testament. Proclaims that God will conquer evil and exact justice for His people. Critical of Edom for aiding Israel’s enemies and taking delight in their misfortune. Shows how God fulfills His promises on the
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Obadiah, Book of
OBADIAH, BOOK OF. This prophetic book—only 21 verses, almost entirely in poetic form—stands in the collection of the Twelve after Amos and before Jonah (so MT, EVV): LXX arranges the first six differently.A. Place in the CanonB. The ProphetC. Contents and Plan of the BookD. Text1. Obadiah and Jeremiah
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Obadiah, Book of
Obadiah, Book of. Fourth book of the Minor Prophets, having a noble name meaning “Servant of Yahweh”; shortest book in the OT.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Obadiah, Book of
Obadiah, Book of The fourth of the Minor Prophets (fifth in the LXX). Obadiah is the shortest book in the OT: one chapter of twenty-one verses. I. Name and Date II. The BookA. OutlineB. Composition1. Foreign Prophecy2. Prophetic Liturgy3. Relation to JeremiahC. Meaning and Message1. The Dominion
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Obadiah, Book of
OBADIAH, BOOK OF Fourth book of the Minor Prophets; shortest book in the OT.PreviewAuthorBackgroundContentTheological SignificanceAuthor Practically nothing is known about Obadiah the prophet. Not even the name of his father or his home region is given in the superscription (Ob 1:1).Background
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Obadiah, Book Of
Obadiah, book of, the shortest book in the Hebrew Bible at twenty-one verses. It is the fourth part of the Book of the Twelve in the Prophets section, or Nevi’im, in the Tanakh (Jewish Bible). Within the Christian ot it is placed as one of the Minor Prophets. Its placement within the canon, following
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Obadiah, Book of (Writing)
OBADIAH, BOOK OF. In the present arrangement of the Heb. Bible this book is listed as the fourth of the Minor Prophets. The LXX order has it in fifth place.AuthorSee Obadiah 12.ThemeThe distinctive theme of this book is the prophet’s rebuke of the Edomites for their pride as they rejoiced over the
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Obadiah, Book Of
OBADIAH, BOOK OF. The fourth of the Minor Prophets in the Heb. Bible and the fifth in the order of the lxx. For a note on the author, see the previous article (12).
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Obadiah
Obadiah (Heb. ʿōḇaḏyâ), BOOK OFOne of the 12 Minor Prophets; with only 21 verses, the shortest book in the Hebrew Bible. In the MT it follows Amos, perhaps because the canonical compilers wanted to connect it with Amos 9:12; the LXX groups the three undated books (Joel, Obadiah, Jonah) together following
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Obadiah, Book of (Writing)
Obadiah, Book of. †The fourth book of the Minor Prophets (fifth in the LXX canon). Numbering twenty-one verses, it is the shortest of the Old Testament writings.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Obadiah, Book Of
OBADIAH, BOOK OF The shortest book in the Old Testament at only twenty-one verses, Obadiah is counted as the fourth of the twelve minor prophets and is included in the Catholic canon among the prophetic writings. This prophecy is one of the sternest in Scripture; it speaks against the Edomites, the invaders
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Obadiah, Book of
Obadiah, Book of. One of the *Minor Prophets and the shortest Book of the OT. It foretells the punishment of the Edomites, the traditional foes of the Jews, in the coming Day of the Lord. Reference to the destruction of *Jerusalem in v. 11 would seem to require a date later than 586 bc for the final
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