Introduction To The Minor Prophets
The section of the OT from Isaiah through Malachi is often spoken of as “the Prophets.” Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel are known as the Major Prophets, simply because their books are longer than most of the others. The twelve shorter prophets are known as the Minor Prophets. Continue Reading Here
The Book Of Obadiah
“The prophecy of Obadiah is unique in the character of its contents. It is a book of unmitigated condemnation, unrelieved by any suggestion of compassion or hope.” - – Frederick A. Tatford
“The vision of Obadiah” (1:1) is the shortest book in the OT and the third shortest in the Bible. It has one theme only: the destruction of the descendants of Jacob’s twin brother Esau. Throughout history the Edomites had constantly fought against Israel and demonstrated their contempt for the chosen people.
There are a dozen men in the OT named Obadiah (servant of Jehovah), but none can be identified with this prophet. We know absolutely nothing about the writer of the book beyond what is revealed by his words. Since we know nothing about the author, the date of this writing must be determined by internal considerations. A date of about 840 b.c. would seem the most likely. Continue Reading Here